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SHELF LIFE Fred Israel 1999

What is the shelf life of a heart?
how long a distance can a mind wander?
must be a reason in the rhyme
when you're gaining speed and losing time?

Where is the meeting of the roads?
must be down by the reststop for heavy loads
when does a seed begin to grow?
When does a flower assume its pose?

What is the shelf life of a heart
holding together when it's all falling apart
the clocks approach the hour but do not chime
ticking out each rhythm in anticipated time
I don't have answers...breathtaking stories..

decisive action knowing no remorse.
man seeks woman hands seeking hands
hunting for contact on a warrior's wounded horse.

Now I've been watching you perform
your innocence and charm strong but torn
lovers voices vanish in the hills
and you've been holding out for what you're holding in
What is the shelf life of a heart?
How long must we restrain before we start?
How many preachers will it take
To recognize the state of things and set the record straight?

How many times can you pass by?
setting off alarms and controversial smiles
Somewhere burning inside these fires
I lose myself in you right before my very eyes

What is the Shelf life of a heart
finding the rhythm in all of these false starts
a road to leave alone a road to take
a fellow traveler who's also running late.

Short Song Description:
Funk-groove ballad
Story Behind the Song:
How long can one go on alone
Lyric Credits: Fred Israel
Music Credits: Fred Israel
Label Credits:
Song Length: 6:06
Primary Genre: R & B-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Pop-Dreampop
Tempo / Feel: Slow (71 - 90)
Subject Matter 1: Relationship
Subject Matter 2: History, Past
Mood 1: Moving
Mood 2: Enchanting
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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