Listen to Heart Shaped Hole

All of the most interesting people are damaged. That’s how we all came to be interesting.

Bonus video: Here’s me singing Heart Shaped Hole at the Old No. 9 in Waring TX. That fella in the front row is songwriting legend Steve Seskin. And when this song ended, you know what he did? He clapped. Yeah, that totally happened.


Heart Shaped Hole

© 2005 Bryan Masters

(capo 2)

                D
The shots rang out, they were only words
      G
But words can cut like bullets
          A
And the story that I heard
                 D
Was the exit wound was a heart shaped hole
       G
That left a body standing
     A
But paralyzed a soul

    G                        A
We all know exactly how it feels
 G                          A
To have a wound that never heals

             G       A               D
Everyone I know has a heart shaped hole
         Bm
Where something rare and precious used to live
                    G  A
No matter what you do
                D                  G    A
You can always feel the wind blow through
                   D
Your heart shaped hole

The heart shaped hole, it cuts both ways
The victor and the victim
Both have a price to pay
And the damage done is swift and sure
Two heart shaped holes and broken souls
For two hearts to endure

We all know exactly how it feels
To inflict a wound that never heals

Everyone I know has a heart shaped hole
Where something rare and precious used to live
No matter what you do
You can always feel the wind blow through
Your heart shaped hole

 G     A       Bm                             G
So we tend our wounds instead of opening our hearts
       A             D                   G    A
Gotta let one story end so another can start

Everyone I know has a heart shaped hole
Where something rare and precious used to live
But if you give it time
                D                    G
Maybe you can let your bright light shine
            A                   Bm
Into that place you've hidden deep inside your soul
                        G     A                     D
Let your light shine through your heart shaped hole

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