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My Knees Are Pushing 40, But My Heart's Just 17

from Blackbirds by Alex Hickey

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This sweet little country song tells how coming out of a long relationship into the realm of dating is both scary and exciting.


Oh! my knees are pushing 40
but my heart’s just 17
As I look across the table at your dimple and your smile
And I wonder how I’ll fathom
the depth of your
[blue/green/brown] eyes
And I feel just like a kid again
So scared and so alive

I never thought my armoured heart would feel this way again
It’s been broken and has healed so many times
And I thought all the scar tissue would keep me safely numb
But lookin’ in your eyes I see
That that would be a crime

I thought I had it all sussed out
That I could not be surprised
That love is just for fools and suckers too
But my cynicism fades away
I’m naked in your gaze
And I realize
I haven’t got a clue

So though I feel I’m at a loss for what to say to you
And haunted by unhappy years behind
Well, I look at you and realize that all I have to do
Is stay right here
’Cause everything is fine


from Blackbirds, released September 18, 2012




Alex Hickey West Dublin, Nova Scotia

Alex Hickey is a Nova Scotian songwriter whose songs walk a delicate line between cynicism and a passionate love for the world. Clever and poignant, funny, heartbreaking and punch-to-the-guts honest, every CD or live performance should come with a packet of tissues. ... more

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