Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Radio VII, side A, track 12: “Somewhere In My Heart” by Aztec Camera

Oh, Aztec Camera, how I love this song.  From the moment I first heard it, and every moment since when I hear it, it gives my heart a little flutter of happiness.  I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a happy song or if it’s a sad song with an upbeat tempo, but it’s one of those songs that makes me wish I was in the middle of an ’80’s movie montage where me and my girl are doing fun things together like me giving her a piggyback ride through the mall or spraying each other with a garden hose or running hand in hand through a carnival runway, laughing and smiling the whole time.  It’s a song that fills me with images of cartoon hearts and flowers dancing together and singing merrily, of silver lightning etching brilliantly across a clear blue sky.  It’s the kind of song that made me want to leap up and run outside and into the street and sing my own musical number of this song, spinning random people around and laughing and leaping over shrubbery.  But these were feelings I had in the days before Tasers were invented.

“Somewhere In My Heart”

Summer in the city where the air is still
A baby bein’ born to the overkill

Who cares what people say
We walk down love’s motorway
Ambition and love wearin’ boxing gloves and singin’ hearts and flowers

But somewhere in my heart there is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart there is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

A star above the city in the northern chill
A baby bein’ born to the overkill
No say, no place to go
A TV, a radio
Ambition and love wearin’ boxing gloves and singin’ hearts and flowers

But somewhere in my heart there is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart there is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

Who could heal
What’s never been as one
And our hearts have been torn
Since the day we were born
Just like anyone

From Westwood to Hollywood
The one thing that’s understood
Is that you can’t buy time but you can sell your soul
And the closest thing to heaven is to rock and roll

<awesome guitar solo>

And somewhere in my heart there is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart there is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

Somewhere in my heart there is a star that shines for you
Silver splits the blue
Love will see it through
And somewhere in my heart there is the will to set you free
All you’ve got to be
Is true

<awesome saxophone solo to play us out>

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