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By Craig Doerge, Judy Henske

There was a city
In this desert
Shining with fountains
And pools of clear
Sweet water.
So many clouds
Of white birds soaring
It might have been
The sea...and there
Was music.

Deep in the wild heart
Nothing ever changes
Deep in the wild heart
Nothing remains.

A place of stone
A tower of glass
Where bells of hammered brass
Rang for hours.

Deep in the wild heart
Nothing ever changes
Deep in the wild heart
Nothing remains.

Over the horizon
Into the majesty.
As far as I can see
There is nothing of humanity.
In all your windy space
There is no trace of us.
I want to see
A human heart,
Show it to me...
Show it to me...

Deep in the wild heart
Nothing ever changes
Deep in the wild heart
Nothing remains.
Sleep, wild heart
In the wide ruin.


(c) 1988 Fair Star Music Inc./The Real Mousetower Music Co. (ASCAP)

Additional vocals: Jackson Browne
Acoustic piano and Rhodes: Craig Doerge
Bass: Leland Sklar
Drums: Russ Kunkel
Guitar: Steve Lukather
Synth: Kim Bullard



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