“Hello, my old heart”

You’re going to see lots of quotes on this site – sometimes I read or see or hear things that cause me to giggle, or grip a little at my heart, or make me think twice about my situation. Here’s an example: I heard this song for the first time on the radio a few days ago and I’ve listened to it several times since then. It’s been around for a couple of years, so perhaps you’re already familiar with it. If not, I thought it worth sharing. The word “poignant” comes to mind when I read the lyrics of this sweet song by the “Oh, Hellos”:

hello, my old heart
how have you been?
are you still there inside my chest?
I’ve been so worried
you’ve been so still
barely beating at all

oh, don’t leave me here alone
don’t tell me that we’ve grown for having loved a little while
oh, I don’t want to be alone
I want to find a home and I want to share it with you

hello, my old heart
it’s been so long
since I’ve given you away
and every day I add another stone
to the walls I built around you
to keep you safe

hello, my old heart
how have you been?
how is it, being locked away?
don’t you worry
in there, you’re safe
and it’s true you’ll never beat, but you’ll never break

because nothing lasts forever
some things aren’t meant to be
but you’ll never find the answers
until you set your old heart free