9. Hole in the Heart

Sophie knew this song from her Edinburgh time, and when Margot knew where Follow the Heron came from, she quickly became hooked on Karine Polwart’s other songs, especially on this one – so that is how not one, but two KP songs appeared on this album.

Lyrics:

I made everything come undone
I made everything fall apart
I quit running to the finishing line
and I went back to the start
I found a great big hole in the middle of my life
Shaped just like my heart, just like my heart

Never knew what was under my feet
‘Cause I always had to be on top
And I was so drunk on life
That I didn’t taste a single drop
I used to make everything run on time
‘Til I made the whole world stop, I made it stop

Now I’m watching the world move in slow motion
Now I’m finding it easy to breathe

For too long I was trying to walk
In high heels through a river of mud
For too long I was trying to talk over
The sound of rushing blood
Where truth is a story scribbled in chalk
Just an hour before the flood, before the flood

I made everything come undone
I made everything fall apart
I quit running to the finishing line
and I went back to the start
I found a great big hole in the middle of my life
Shaped just like my heart
Just like my heart

***We do not own the copyright to these lyrics, written by Karine Polwart. If the rightful owners tell us to do so, we will take them down immediately.***

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