Empty-Handed Heart Lyrics

Warren Zevon


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Warren Zevon
album: No. 4 track in album Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
release date: 1980
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
length: 3:16
piano: Warren Zevon
bass: Leland Sklar
drums: Rick Marotta
strings: Warren Zevon
guitar: Waddy Wachtel
vocal: Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt

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All these empty places
I try so hard to fill
Will I find another love?
I pray to God I will
Girl, we had some good times
But time does not stand still
It's rolling like a rockslide down a hill

I've met someone I care for
I know she cares for me
Will I fall in love again?
It's a possibility
Girl, we had some good times
That time cannot undo
No one will ever take the place of you

Heart jinxed condition
Never sure how I feel
Trying to separate the real thing
From the wishful thinking
Sometimes I wonder
If I'll make it without you
I'm determined to
I'll make my stand
And if after all is said and done
You only find one special one
Then I've thrown down diamonds in the sand
Then I've thrown down diamonds in the sand
Then I've thrown down diamonds in the sand
Then I've thrown down diamonds in the sand

Remember when we used to watch the sun set in the sea
You said you'd always be in love with me
All through the night, we danced and sang
Made love in the morning while the church bells rang

Leave the fire behind you and start
I'll be playing it by ear
Left here with an empty-handed heart.

Track Listing

  • 1 Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
  • 2 A Certain Girl
  • 3 Jungle Work
  • 4 Empty-Handed Heart
  • 5 Interlude No. 1
  • 6 Play It All Night Long
  • 7 Jeannie Needs a Shooter
  • 8 Interlude No. 2
  • 9 Bill Lee
  • 10 Gorilla You're a Desperado
  • 11 Bed of Coals
  • 12 Wild Age