Lyrics to
Straight On

Released by Heart in 1978
From the Album: Dog And Butterfly |

This version of Straight On was released by Heart in 1978.

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Quite some time, I been sittin’ it out
Didn’t take no chances
I was a pris’ner of doubt.
I knocked down the wailin’ wall
Ain’t no sin
Got the feel of fortune; deal me in

Comin’ straight on for you. You made my mind.
Now I’m stronger. Now I’m comin’ through
Straight on, straight on for you
Straight on for you.

Now I know I got to play my hand
What the winner don’t know, a gambler understands
My heart keeps playin’ it through
with you, my friend
I’ll take my chances on you again and again

Comin’ straight on for you. You made my mind
Now I’m stronger. Now I’m comin’ through
Straight on, straight on for you
Straight on for you


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Heart has released many songs over the years besides Straight On. Heart released songs from 1976 to 2004 spanning across albums like Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Dog And Butterfly, Magazine, Bebe Le Strange, Private Audition, Passionworks, Heart, Bad Animals, Brigade, Desire Walks On, and Jupiter's Darling. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Heart.

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About Lyrics and Straight On by Heart

The lyrics to Straight On are just the words, phrases, verses and chorus that Heart used when the song was created in 1978. The lyrics to Straight On have both easy-to-spot meanings and hidden metaphors that have been discussed by the music press and fans, but only Heart and any collaborators know all of the inspirations for the song.

If you like etymology or breaking apart phrases and words, it is easy to understand the lyrics to Straight On by Heart. 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 Straight On" means the words set to the music of Straight On, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Heart. 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 Straight On and the lyrics to Straight On are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Heart who came here looking just for the lyrics to Straight On, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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