Fanatic Heart (Black 47)

“Fanatic Heart” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Fanatic Heart” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Black 47.
Tune: Black 47.


I remember your eyes from the 12th of July,
When the sirens were screamin’ and the flames lit the sky,
And you held me so tight—thought you’d never let go—
’Til the bullets exploded on the pavement below.
Then, I laid you down next to a burnt out car,
Screamed out for help, [but] you were gone too far.
Still got that picture of you locked away from the start,
Developin’ inside my fanatic heart.

I went around in a daze for a couple of years
With the blood in my veins frozen over with tears,
And I did anything that they asked me to do
’Cause all I could see was that picture of you.
And the young ones passin’ by’d say, “How’s about you? Real hard, man?”
Deep down inside, I was just a castle of sand.
Still got that picture of you locked away from the start,
Developin’ inside my fanatic heart.

Then they took me inside—threw me up against a wall.
They put electric prods on my chest and my balls,
And they told me to sign things that I knew weren’t true,
And in the end, I did what they told me to do.
Then, they locked me up and threw away the key—
Left me there with just your memory.

Now, I walk through New York like a grey silhouette,
Tryin’ hard to remember what I’m supposed to forget—
That look in your eyes on the 12th of July,
When the sirens were screamin’ and the flames lit the sky.
Hey, I sleep with other women, and I hold them through the night
’Cause all I wanna do is just get on with my life.
But that picture of you won’t let me make a new start.
It’s frozen inside my fanatic heart.


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