TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART

John Prine's album version


I seen my old lady's boyfriend
He don't look nothing like me
'Cept for a bit of confusion
Same kind she laid on me

You don't know what you're getting into
She's gonna tear you apart
You're going places I've been to
Take a look at my heart
Take a look at my heart

You're pro'bly sending her flowers
And talking to her on the phone
You're gonna get it together
And find yourself all alone

You don't know what you're getting into
She's gonna tear you apart
You're going places I've been to
Take a look at my heart
Take a look at my heart

Do you think you can be her lover
And not become her fool
Do you think that you are the exception to the rule

You're gonna hate all her girlfriends
And everything that they say
You ask me how do I know this
They come around every day

You don't know what you're getting into
She's gonna tear you apart
You're going places I've been to
Take a look at my heart
Take a look at my heart

I seen my old lady's boyfriend
He don't look nothing like me
'Cept for a bit of confusion
Same kind she laid on me

You don't know what you're getting into
She's gonna tear you apart
You're going places I've been to
Take a look at my heart
Take a look at my heart
Take a look at my heart


Info

TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART is a song written by John Prine and John Mellencamp and released on Prine's 1991 album The Missing Years on Oh Boy Records. The album won a 1992 Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy". The above lyrics are for the original John Prine version of TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART as released in 1991.

John Prine -- The Missing Years
John Prine -- The Missing Years

2xLP - Oh Boy Records (OBR-009) - USA, 1991
MC - Oh Boy Records (OBR C009) - USA, 1991
CD - Oh Boy Records (OBR-009CD) - USA, 1991

Bruce Springsteen contributed in the recording of TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART, providing backup/harmony vocals during the chorus. The recording took place in May 1991 at Huh Sound Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Official Releases

Besides its inclusion on The Missing Years album, John Prine's studio version of TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART was also included on some John Prine promotional releases in the US and the UK.

John Prine -- Take A Look At My Heart
John Prine -- Take A Look At My Heart

CD single - This Way Up (WAY 1199) - UK, 1991

2-track promo single.

01- TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART
02- SPEED OF THE SOUND OF LONELINESS
John Prine -- The Songs Of John Prine
John Prine -- The Songs Of John Prine

2xCD - Cowboy Records (OBR-SJP-1) - USA, unknown year

Promotional sampler, comes in a custom gatefold card picture sleeve.

Live History

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART live.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics and info help.

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Available Versions

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TAKE A LOOK AT MY HEART [John Prine's album version]

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