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"Keep Me in Your Heart" is the final track of Warren Zevon's final album The Wind, released in 2003.

About the Song Edit

Zevon intended the song to be his final farewell. He told VH1 that "I don’t think anybody knows quite what to do when they get the diagnosis. I picked up the guitar and found myself writing this kind of farewell. Instantly I realized I’d found what to do with myself. On reflection it might be a little bit of a ‘woe is me’ song, but it made me realize what I was going to do with the rest of the time. It may be the last song on the album, but it was the first song I wrote."

The song would serve as the title for the 2003 documentary Warren Zevon: Keep Me In Your Heart. The song would also appear on the 2006 compilation album Reconsider Me: The Love Songs. It was also featured in the 2009 film Funny People alongside another Warren Zevon song Numb as a Statue. Both were included in the soundtrack release. It also appeared twice on the tribute album Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon, first as a performance by Jorge Calderón and Jennifer Warnes and second as a strings only version arranged by Van Dyke Parks. The song is also available in sheet form in The Warren Zevon Guitar Songbook.

Song Lyrics Edit

Note: the text of this song's lyrics is not under the same copyright license as the wiki's encyclopedic text, it is used under fair use/dealing.

KeepMeInYourHeart

Documentary

Silence

Fan art

Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath

Keep me in your heart for awhile


If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less

Keep me in your heart for awhile


When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun

Keep me in your heart for awhile


There's a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done

Keep me in your heart for awhile


Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile


Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile


Sometimes when you're doing simple things around the house

Maybe you'll think of me and smile


You know I'm tied to you like the buttons on your blouse

Keep me in your heart for awhile


Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams

Touch me as I fall into view

When the winter comes keep the fires lit

And I will be right next to you


Engine driver's headed north to Pleasant Stream

Keep me in your heart for awhile


These wheels keep turning but they're running out of steam

Keep me in your heart for awhile


Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile


Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo

Keep me in your heart for awhile


Keep me in your heart for awhile

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