From The Heartland

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From the Heartland
Words and Music by Alan Kovin
Copyright 2003

Went down to the city just the other day
Asked a guy to help me find a way
And I didn’t know…that he was low
He was down cause the girl of his dreams was bout to go
I knew how he felt from the heartland of my soul

Looked around the corner seeing lines
People in their hurry passing by
And it just shows…it hurts me so
We live in a world alone, it makes me cry
And I lose my cool when I see the reason why

We can fight at night with the power of flags and freedom
By the light and the might that keeps our honor clean
But when it comes to some common sense in our own kingdom
Oh—Oh is our reason-ing leaving
And we don’t even make a scene

Well you might think….I’m on the left wing, or on the right wheel
Depends how I feel
But my main stand it’s for the Heartland
That’s where I’ll always be

Goodbye and hello people on the road
Those of us who’ve got to find a home
And I didn’t know..but I was told
There’s gold deep inside when your body’s strong and whole
It keeps me goin in the heartland of my soul

We can drive at night in our caddies in California
Slide through the night with the smog and the burning need
But when it comes to common sense for fueling freedom
Oh-oh is our reasoning leaving, we don’t even see the greed

Well you might think….I’m on the left wing, or on the right wheel
Depends how I feel
But my main stand it’s for the Heartland
That’s where I’ll always be

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8 Responses to From The Heartland

Welcome to the site and thank you for posting your song. Please note that our songwriters tend to reciprocate with comments and critiques. Expect to get out of this site what you put into it! Please provide at least 2 comments for each song you post. Looking forward to your participation and hearing your music. Hope you enjoy the site! Bob

Commented:  February 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM()

I know that I kind of overproduced this tune, trying to compensate for a bunch of poorly recorded trax that never worked out. It;s very midrange, though dynamically, I like what it does, having different instruments coming in and out. Would love to get suggestions for the re-recording, as I really love this tune. I am also seeking a new vocalist for it.

Commented:  February 13, 2013 at 7:20 PM()

good rhyme. very good production and instrumentation. i like the cello. very cool tune. other than the vocalist like you said, i wouldn’t change a thing. kess

Commented:  February 13, 2013 at 9:55 PM()

Yes, the tune is very nice. But the vocalist is not up to par. Smoothing out the change-ups would be good for this song. More drums maybe to fill in the damp spaces.

Commented:  February 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM()

the first part of you song sounds like a beatles,can’t remember now wich song,don’t have problem with you voice actually I liked it,you song it’s too long, but very well done keep making music

Commented:  February 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM()

Add the 60’s Beatles with the 70′ Cheers series and Cat Stevens you got a winner. Nice melody with memories of times past. Brings out thoughts of happy memories. It’s got legs. Don’t appologize for what you love.

Commented:  February 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM()

I like the melody and the production, but I’m not sure I understand what the message of the song is. IMO, a good song should be tightly focused on a single message and all parts of the song should lead to or reinforce the message. The message needs to be clearly stated then repeated.

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