Ray Davies

Music

Lyrics

A Place In Your Heart

Hold tight
Winds are blowin’
Coldest that you’ve ever known
Cuts through the rawhide
Right to the marrow bone
Strap a live pig across your knees
Chew tobacco so your jaw don’t freeze
It’s a bitter, bad mighty mean breeze

Who needs to ride a train?
When we got the natural motion
That’s gonna take us
Right across the mighty plain
Look at that plain
It’s the flattest that you’ll ever see
Wo wo
Hey
Look at that big sky
Look at that moon glow
Lightin’ up the Rockies on the way to Idaho
Take out your fiddle, put your hand on the bow
Rustle up a pretty tune
Put a rhythm in yer toe-ow-ow

(Spoken word) Hello, is anybody there, hello?

I can’t explain
Am l letting my emotions get the better of me?
You’re always on my mind ooh ooh
But I can’t tell you that I’d willingly follow you

And if I can’t have you
How can I expect to have a place in your heart?
But I wouldn’t be so bold ooh ooh
As to expect you to have feelings for me
Oh no
I can’t admit it to you
(West to East under the stars)
’Cause then I would have to admit it to me
(It’s a thousand miles to the nearest bar)
And I wouldn’t want to bother you
(West to East till we reach Omaha)
’Cause then I would have to admit how much
(West to East)
It’s bothering me
(In the land of the free)

See the sun up ahead
See the moon behind
(Place in your heart)
We’re right on time
We’re going to get there
Come rain or shine
(You’re always on my mind)
Then Omaha city soon we’ll be over the incline
(But I can’t tell you that I’d willingly follow you)

Can’t admit it to you
(West to East under the stars)
’Cause then I would have to admit it to me
(It’s a thousand miles to the nearest bar)
And I wouldn’t want to bother you
(West to East till we reach Omaha)
’Cause then I would have to admit how much
(West to East)
It’s bothering me
(In the land of the free)
(See the sun up ahead see the moon behind)
Place in your heart
(We’re right on time we’re going to get there
Come rain or shine)
But I wouldn’t be so bold
(And Omaha city soon we’ll be over the incline)
as to expect you to have feelings for me
Oh no
Make the most of nature’s great highway
West to East
See night turn into day
Move so fast
Too bad that you can’t stay
A place in your heart

(Spoken word) Alright lads, I gotta phone home
Hey Ray, what’s the deal?
Let’s get this show on the road
Alright then….

I can’t explain
(Gonna get a train)
Am I letting my emotions get the better of me?
(take us right across the mighty plain)
You’re always on my mind
Ooh ooh ooh

And I can’t tell you that I’d
Willingly follow you
To the end of the earth

West to East
Follow that star
A thousand miles to the nearest bar
Rattling wind
Hold on tight
Wrap up warm or it’ll blow you apart
Pass that whiskey
Stoke up the stove
Pluck that string wiggle that bow
Mid-west snow
Thunder and rain
Get to the East coast
Turn around, head West again

Move so fast
Too bad that you can’t stay
A place in your heart