Kenny Loggins – Heart to Heart

This sounds like something I’ve told myself at one time or another, but I said it this way; I want to do right, Good Lord, I’ve got to do right.

Such a soulful sound, with a gospel tune.  Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald’s voices adds the icing to this sweet song that captures the heart, mind and soul and stays there for a long time. What a timeless song, I could never grow tired of hearing it.

This was one of the Loggins’ biggest hits that wasn’t featured in a motion picture. In it, a man is in a marriage or relationship that may be heading south, but he doesn’t know what to think or whether it can last. The lyrics are very ambivalent yet passionate, a difficult combination to achieve.
 
Loggins wrote this song with Michael McDonald and David Foster; McDonald also sang backup and played the Fender Rhodes piano; David Foster played grand piano and did the string arrangements.
Released in 1982 on the album “High Adventure,” the song peaked at #15 in the US
 
 

Song Lyrics –

You ain’t crazy
I ain’t gonna lie anymore
What you’re feelin’
there’s a reason for
I want to do right
Oh, I gotta do right
Do I love you?
Oh, you know I’ve tried
But what you’re after
You can’t find in my eyes
I want to do right
Darlin’
Tell the truth
Don’t turn away
This is our last chance
To touch each others hearts
Does anything last forever?
I don’t know
Maybe we’re near the end
Darlin’ oh how can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart
Well the only way to start
Is heart to heart
One by one
We’re collecting lies
When you can’t give love
You give alibis
Now I’m gonna do right
This time I gotta do right
I don’t want to leave
I don’t want to say good-bye
But sooner or latter
There comes a time
When you gotta do right
Darlin’
Tell the truth
Don’t turn away
This is our last chance
To touch each others hearts
Does anything last forever?
I don’t know
Maybe we’re near the end
Darlin’ how can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart
Well the only way to start
Is heart to heart
Why are you so torn apart?
I need a little more lovin’ in my heart
People say that love will grow
So how was I to know
Love that’s come through years and years
Can’t find a way back home anymore
(SOLO)
Darlin’
Tell the truth
Don’t turn away
This is our last chance
To touch each others hearts
Does anything last forever?
I don’t know
But maybe we’re near the end
So darlin’ oh how can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart
Well the only way to start
Is heart to heart
Does anything last forever?
I don’t know
But maybe we’re near the end
So darlin’ oh how can we go on together
Now that we’ve grown apart
Well the only way to start
Is heart to heart

Written by: Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and David Foster

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