Song 2 - Forgetful Heart.

BY MIKE JOHNSON

An exquisite little ballad off the 2009 album, Together Through Life. It is a melancholy ode to the heart and to forgetfulness, to love and impossibility of love. And those devastating last two lines:

The door is closed forevermore

If indeed, there ever was a door.

In this 2011 version, note not just the world-weariness, but piercing, protesting cries of the harmonica that belie the apparent resignation of the song.

Next week the funereal Not Dark Yet.

Forgetful Heart:

Forgetful heart
Lost your power of recall
Every little detail
You don't remember at all
The times we knew
Who would remember better than you?

Forgetful heart
We laughed and had a good time, you and I
It's been so long
Now you're content to let the days go by
When you were there
You were the answer to my prayer

Forgetful heart
We loved with all the love that life can give
What can I say?
Without you it's so hard to live
Can't take much more
Why can't we love like we did before?

Forgetful heart
Like a walking shadow in my brain
All night long
I lay awake and listen to the sound of pain
The door has closed forevermore
If indeed there ever was a door