The Heart of the Matter, Don Henley 1989

“The Heart of the Matter” is a song recorded by American rock singer Don Henley from his third solo studio album, The End of the Innocence (1989). Written by Henley, Mike Campbell, and J. D. Souther.

This song is dedicated to all the lovers of our world, who, for some reason or another, lost the flame and the kindness of love!!!
This song is also dedicated to all troubled peoples asking and searching for forgiveness, in their paths toward peace and contentment!!!

And more importantly, this song is for all the people in our lives that has the ability to forgive.

Choose to love, do forgive, for one’s healthy propagation of good in mind and spirit!!!

Feedback is much appreciated. Thank you.


Wonderful performance/presentation!!! Thank you for bring this to my morning.

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great cover!! can’t remember if the orig was capo’d but this totally works ! great guitaring, tone, and vocals - you turned it into an indie vibe - love your cover!

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Hi @idlee1 ,
Thank you so much, Ian!!!
Your wonderful comments are so loved!!!
Pls stay safe and keep healthy!

HI @surfkat54 ,
Thank you so much, Steve, for your wonderful comments!!!
You are so awesome, and so appreciated!
I am pretty sure the original is not capo’d.
I love “turned it into an indie vibe”!!!
With love and respect,