Song of the Day #1,051: ‘Just My Heart Talkin” – Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith kept up his pace of releasing an album every two years, putting out Blue Boy in 2001. I believe this might have been my first exposure to his music, as it was his highest profile release to that date.

In keeping with the old entry point theory, I still consider it his best work (though the competition is stiff).

Blue Boy, produced by Steve Earle, took Sexsmith into several new directions — jazz and reggae, to name a couple. One track borders on psychedelia. But the perfect melodies and introspective lyrics remained intact.

I like this album so much that when I did my recent series on records I consider perfect start to finish, Blue Boy missed the cut by just one spot.

My eyes are telling me leave well enough alone
My feet are telling me keep walking
Another voice is saying please don’t go
That’s just my heart talking

It’s always leading me where I do not belong
To doorways where I shouldn’t be knockin’
Trying to pass itself off for a song
That’s just my heart talking

It’s talking,
Sometimes I don’t know what to say
I turn to look the other way
Are you talking, talking to me?

Some people tell me eyes are windows to the soul
But eyes can be like empty sockets
Maybe you’d be better off alone
But that’s just my heart talking

It’s talking, sometimes I don’t know what to say
I turn to look the other way
Are you talking, you talking to me?

My eyes are telling me leave well enough alone
These boots are telling me start walking
Another voice is saying please don’t go
But that’s just my heart talking
That’s just my heart talking


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One thought on “Song of the Day #1,051: ‘Just My Heart Talkin” – Ron Sexsmith

  1. Dana says:

    okay, so it’s this album where he started sounding like McCartney.

    So what song caused this album to miss the cut? Perhaps the psychedelic one?

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