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The Heart That Forgave Richard Nixon

from How to Make It in Hollywood by Curtis Eller

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lyrics

The Heart That Forgave Richard Nixon
In the key of Gm

This is the heart, the heart that they found
Down by the river, in that frozen ground
Like a Cold War fever, it won't cool down
Take a look at my money. Take a look at this town
Took at that Cadillac stalled out on the railroad track
Boom Boom...Click click, I'm taking my money back

Let me hear that music. Turn out the light
Henry Kissinger gonna dance all night
Take a look at those hands in the baptismal pool
That dirty water running underneath the school
Hey Mama simmer down, these people don't mess around
Hey! Put the word out, this is my last night in town

Look out, don’t you know they got your number?
If they catch you in that water man, they're gonna pull you under
Here come that heart attack. I can feel the friction
This is the heart that forgave Richard Nixon

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

Baby you got to know, right from the start
I do not have a forgiving heart
Don't you feel the fever when you touch my head
Take a look at that city. Everybody's dead
Listen to those people moan. Nobody to set that bone
Step in line with Oswald and you will never walk alone

Look out, don’t you know they got your number
If they catch you in that water man, they're gonna pull you under
Here come that heart attack. I can feel the friction
Well, don’t you know…these are the hands that signed the pardon
Another heart attack alone in the garden
Here they come to overturn that conviction
This is the heart that forgave Richard Nixon
This is the heart that forgave Richard Nixon
This is...this is…this is the heart
Get lost

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from How to Make It in Hollywood, released January 31, 2014
Curtis Eller: Electric Banjo & Lead Vocal
Louis Landry: Drums, B3 & Farfisa Organs, Harmony Vocal
Douglas Vuncannon: Upright Bass
Shea D. Broussard: Harmony Vocal
Dana Marks: Harmony Vocal

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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