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A Matter Of The Heart
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2012
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          F       C     F                 C              Bb
    Some things emit a single tone, when fashioned very well-- 
         Bb             Dm            Gm       F      C
    The finest crystal goblet or the clearest silver bell,
         Bb                Dm        Gm                Bb
    The lute that hums in sympathy, where its partner sings, 
           F               Dm      C7               F
    Though only voice, in melody, swept across the strings.
    
    And thus the music of a God may find a human throat-- 
    A heart that chance, or passion, tunes to voice One single note. 
    And thus the doings of a God, admired or impugned, 
    Reverberate in willing hands devotedly attuned.
    
        Dm       Am      F Dm   Dm      Am     Dm
       Heart of salt and iron, tolls a woeful tone 
        Dm       Am        F     Dm    d  f  g  a  Dm    *
       Drawn to blood and bitterness, barren as a stone. 
        F              C         F             C
       Give me a companion, who rings a merry peal, 
            F                F   b a   g  f   C        F     *
       Who bears a heart of starfire, and of meteoric steel.
    
    Spring and life and healing, the direction that you stray 
    And so you walk with Gailah, who is also drawn that way. 
    The kindness and good sense you speak, your heart the source thereof 
    Are unintended echoes of her words of strength and love.

Heart of salt and iron, tolls a woeful tone Drawn to blood and bitterness, barren as a stone. Give me a companion, who rings a merry peal, Who bears a heart of starfire, and of meteoric steel. The echo is what matters here, and thus it isn't odd That paladins of every sort resound to every God. Responding to the note we tune our nature to impart-- Devotion, like our lifeblood, is a matter of the heart. * lowercase letters are individual notes