About the song

John Denver’s Heart to Heart. Now that’s a song that evokes a certain feeling, wouldn’t you agree? Released in 1982 on the album Seasons of the Heart, it perfectly encapsulates Denver’s signature style – a folksy melody intertwined with a message of optimism and connection.

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Denver, a towering figure in American folk music, was known for his earnest vocals, his love for nature, and his ability to craft songs that resonated with a wide audience. Heart to Heart is a prime example of this. It’s a song that feels timeless, a testament to the enduring power of human connection.

The opening lines set the stage for a journey of self-discovery: “I haven’t seen all there is to see, But I’ve seen quite a bit.” Denver acknowledges the vastness of the world and the experiences it holds. We can’t help but wonder where he’s been, what he’s witnessed, and how it’s shaped him.

The lyrics then take a turn towards introspection. “Some things I’ll always remember, Some things I wish that I could forget.” This introspective verse hints at a life well-lived, with its share of joys and sorrows. It’s a sentiment many of us can relate to, the bittersweet tapestry of our past woven into the fabric of who we are.

The chorus, however, explodes with a burst of optimism. “I haven’t quite been around the world, But I’ve been around the block.” Here, Denver acknowledges that while his experiences may not be all-encompassing, they hold a depth of meaning. He then delivers a key line: “I know that distances are meaningless, Like the hands that move around a clock.” This metaphor suggests that despite the physical separation between people, a deeper connection exists, transcending the limitations of space and time.

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Heart to Heart is more than just a feel-good song. It’s an exploration of the human condition, acknowledging the complexities of life while celebrating the power of love and connection. Denver reinforces this in the next verse: “And I know that love is everywhere, Always safe, always true. And exactly where it comes from is where it’s going to.” Here, he paints love as a universal force, a constant presence that binds us together.

The final verse and chorus reiterate this message. “Your heart to mine, my heart to yours. Talk about opening windows, talk about opening doors.” This imagery of open hearts and open doors speaks to the power of vulnerability and connection. Heart to Heart is an invitation, a call to break down barriers and connect with others on a deeper level.

John Denver’s Heart to Heart is a song that has resonated with listeners for decades. It’s a gentle reminder of the importance of human connection, a sentiment that feels particularly relevant in today’s increasingly divided world. So, the next time you hear this folksy classic, take a moment to appreciate its simple yet profound message.

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Lyrics

“Heart To Heart”

I haven’t seen all there is to see
But I’ve seen quite a bit
Some things I’ll always remember
Some things I wish that I could forget
I haven’t quite been around the world
But I’ve been around the block
I know that distances are meaningless
Like the hands that move around a clock
And I know that love is everywhere
Always safe, always true
And exactly where it comes from
Is where it’s going to

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Your heart to mine
My heart to yours
Talk about opening windows
Talk about opening doors
My heart to yours
Your heart to mine
Love is a light that shines
From heart to heart

Here I am sitting in old Hong Kong
The harbor and the lights
They’re like diamonds in the heavens
Enough to brighten the darkest of nights
There’s another side to sorrow
As there is to everything
Like the other side of lonely

Is falling in love again
And then you know that there’s an answer
To the suffering we see
And though it isn’t easy
It’s still as simple as you and me
And you’ll know that love is everywhere
Always safe, always true
And exactly where it comes from
Is where it’s going to

Your heart to mine
My heart to yours
Talk about opening windows
Talk about opening doors
My heart to yours
Your heart to mine
Love is a light that shines
From heart to heart

Your heart to mine
My heart to yours
Talk about opening windows
Talk about opening doors
My heart to yours
Your heart to mine
Love is a light that shines
From heart to heart