The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be Lyrics

The Magnetic Fields


album: Track 10 in album 69 Love Songs, Volume 1
release date: 1999-9-7
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length: 1:12
lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
composer: Stephin Merritt
lyricist: Stephin Merritt

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The cactus where your heart should be has lovely
little flowers so though it's always pricking me
my ardor never sours The cactus hwere your heart
once was has power to rend and flay I stick because
I'm stuck, because I just can't tear myself away

Track Listing

  • 1 Absolutely Cuckoo
  • 2 I Don’t Believe in the Sun
  • 3 All My Little Words
  • 4 A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off
  • 5 Reno Dakota
  • 6 I Don’t Want to Get Over You
  • 7 Come Back From San Francisco
  • 8 The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
  • 9 Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits
  • 10 The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
  • 11 I Think I Need a New Heart
  • 12 The Book of Love
  • 13 Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
  • 14 How Fucking Romantic
  • 15 The One You Really Love
  • 16 Punk Love
  • 17 Parades Go By
  • 18 Boa Constrictor
  • 19 A Pretty Girl Is Like…
  • 20 My Sentimental Melody
  • 21 Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing
  • 22 Sweet‐Lovin’ Man
  • 23 The Things We Did and Didn’t Do