This is a fun, positive, happy song that climbs and soars (and dives a little) just like a heart when it’s in love! In lively 6/8 time, the lyrics describe a woman’s dating experience, “like a schoolgirl” with her heart described as a separate entity, “like a little kid who’s excited!” There’s a pre-chorus about being “level-headed” but having “common sense” that “walks out the door” when it comes to love. The chorus describes the many ways a kiss can Lift My Heart, including right into outer space, where “there’s no place to stand, no solid ground” as the bridge tells us. Written on the guitar using an alternate Bb tuning, many of the chord changes are surprising. The last chorus climbs with a climaxing bass line at the end.

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Lift My Heart

words and music by Paige Powell                         © 2015 Paige E. Powell

1. When you held my hand for the first time

I thought my smile would just explode

Into silly laughs like a schoolgirl

But you kept smilin’ and my tension slowed

Pre-Chorus: I’m level-headed most the time

But common sense left my mind

Chorus: When you kiss me, how you lift my heart, high as it can get

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart, like a sonic jet

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart!

2. Having dinner in is a great start

I keep the thrills down deep inside

Such excitement in what is coming

Gigantic feelings that I’ve got to hide

Pre-Chorus: So level-headed once before

My common sense walks out the door

Chorus: When you kiss me, how you lift my heart! I can barely speak

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart and my knees are weak

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart!

Bridge: Love is risky like a starship ride

I’m just a cosmonaut in space

There was no place to stand, no solid ground

I’ve landed into your embrace

3. Like a little kid who’s excited

My heart’s the one who isn’t wise

Tell my beating heart to be careful

My memory warns it not to fantasize

Pre-Chorus: So level-headed yesterday

My common sense now flies away

Chorus: When you kiss me, how you lift my heart, like a sunny day

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart and I melt away

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart — hey, it starts to race

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart into outer space

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart, like a rocket ride

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart — Hey, I almost died!

When you kiss me, how you lift my heart!

 

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