In the shape of a heart    (video)

 

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1. It was a ruby that she wore on a chain around her neck,

                 F                       - G               F                      - G

    in the shape of a heart,        in the shape of a heart.

                  C                                       Am

    It was a time I won’t forget, for the sorrow and regret,

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    and the shape of a heart,      and the shape of a heart.

 

+  C - Am

 

      F     - G                             F                           G

+        I          guess I never knew what she was talking about,

F    - G                              F                          G

    I         guess I never knew what she was living without.

 

    C

+      People speak of love, don’t know what they’re thinking of,

Am

    wait around for the one who fits just like a glove,

F                                   G

    speak in terms of belief and belonging,

F                           G                               - C - Am

    try to fit some name to their longing.

F                               G - F - G

    People speak of lo............ve.

 

                           C                                            Am

2. There was a hole left in the wall from some ancient fight,

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    about the size of a fist       or something thrown that had missed.

                               C                                     Am

    And there were other holes as well in the house where our nights fell,

                   F              G              F                            G

    far too many to repair, in the time that we were there.

 

C

    People speak of love, don’t know what they’re thinking of,

Am

    reach out to each other through the push and shove,

F                                  G

    speak in terms of a life and the learning,

F                             G                              - C - Am

    try to think of a word for the burning.

F                          - G                         - F                                G

    You keep it up,      you try so hard      to keep a life from coming apart,

F                            - G                                   F

    and never know       what breaches and faults are concealed,

                  G                      - F - G                                F       - G

    in the shape of a heart,              in the shape of a heart.

F - G                                F      - G

          in the shape of a heart.

 

+  C - Am - F - G - F - G

 

                      C                                    Am

3. It was the ruby that she wore on a stand beside the bed,

                  F                       - G                F                              - G

    in the hour before dawn,      when I knew she was gone.

                C                                  Am

    And I held it in my hand, for a little while,

                             F                 - G          F                      - G

    and dropped it into the wall,       let it go, heard it fall.

 

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+       I

F     - G                             F                           G

    I          guess I never knew what she was talking about,

F    - G                              F                          G

    I         guess I never knew what she was living without.

 

   C

+     People speak of love, don’t know what they’re thinking of,

Am

    wait around for the one who fits just like a glove,

F                                  G

    speak in terms of a life and the living,

F                           G                      - C       - Am

    try to find the word for forgiving.       O.........h !

F                          - G                          - F                               G

    You keep it up,      you try so hard      to keep a life from coming apart.

F                             - G                                       F

    and never know          the shallows and the unseen reefs,

                    G                           - F - G                                F       - G

    that are there from the start,             in the shape of a heart.

F - G                                F       - G

          In the shape of a heart.

F - G                                F       - G

          In the shape of a heart.

F - G                                F       - G

          In the shape of a heart.

F - G                                F       - G

          In the shape of a heart.            ....

 

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (Jackson Browne)