Lyrics to
Love You By Heart

Released by Carly Simon in 1979
From the Album: Spy |

This version of Love You By Heart was released by Carly Simon in 1979.

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The lies that you tell will leave you alone
They’ll keep you down,
they’ll catch you and trip you up
Keep you hangin’ around

The habit is old – you don’t need it anymore
Go on and kiss it goodbye
‘Cause you got me, and I can see
Who you really are
I want to show you my heart
I want to know you by heart
And love you by heart

I’m right here beside you
there’s nobody else to set you straight
To shake you, to let you know
That it’s still not too late –
I want to show you my heart
I want to know you by heart
And love you by heart

Don’t make up stories,
I know you by your eyes
I think I know what’s inside

The streets you’ve been on
Will leave you out in the cold
But you know I care,
And years from now
We’ll both look down from the top of the stairs –
Here I’ve shown you my heart
I want to know you by heart
And love you by heart


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Love You By Heart. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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The lyrics for Love You By Heart are defined as the words making up the song released by Carly Simon in 1979. It also includes the verses and words used by the background chorus in the song. Like many hit songs, the lyrics to Love You By Heart have different meanings to different people. While it is clear in some of the lyrics what the artist is trying to really say, only Carly Simon and those working with them know all of the meanings behind all of the lyrics to their songs.

Some folks are interested in word and phrase etymology. It is easy to understand the lyrics to Love You By Heart by Carly Simon if you think through it. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Love You By Heart" means the words set to the music of Love You By Heart, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Love You By Heart and the lyrics to Love You By Heart are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Love You By Heart, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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