Bowie, David - Fill Your Heart Lyrics




Fill your heart with love today
Don't play the game of time
Things that happened in the past
Only happened in your Mind
Only in your Mind-Forget your Mind
And you'll be free-yea'
The writing's on the wall
Free-yea'. And you can know it all
If you choose. Just remember
Lovers never lose
'Cause they are Free of thoughts unpure [sic]
And of thoughts unkind
Gentleness clears the soul
Love cleans the mind
And makes it Free.

Happiness is happening
The dragons have been bled
Gentleness is everywhere
Fear's just in your Head
Only in your Head
Fear is in your Head
Only in your Head
So Forget your Head
And you'll be free
The writing's on the wall
Free-yea'. And you can know it all
If you choose. Just remember
Lovers never lose
'Cause they are free of thoughts unpure
And of thoughts unkind
Gentleness clears the soul
Love cleans the mind
And makes it Free!!

Free-yea'. Yeah-yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah [repeat]





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  1. 13terapyn

    Written by the great Paul Williams

  2. Duco Pieterse

    Jongste reagering komt dus van 3 jaar geleden. . . . Oeps. Beste nummer. . . .

  3. Garluth

    Bowie's and Tiny Tim's , i love 'em both...this song really warms this heart..

  4. Ross Matheson

    Among all the drugs, hedonism, androgyny, outlandishness, worldwide stardom, critical acclaim and general genius, here is a song I sing to my kids and hope they sing to my grandkids if I'm ever lucky enough to have some. The lyrics all applied then they apply now and despite whatever happens in the World, they'll resonate in 30+ years and beyond

  5. E.P. R. Bowe

    (17.7.2019)

  6. A Englund

    A treasured album...

  7. Bow Babie

    Sitting in the spring evening sun (basically naked) the song came to me through tapping my hands and started singing it... love it! miss David but thanks for the music <3

  8. PETER KEANE

    Words sucked into my worried 14 year old mind,they have stayed with me throughout my life! So much Wisdom on this Album,I am so grateful,thank you!

  9. mayaadobe

    Martha my Dear kinda started and paved the way for this kind of thing in rock music. Same for Kooks.

  10. Carlos Benavides

    Man, it's like the "It's a Beautiful Day" from its time. Bowie, good as always!

  11. Franco Carfora

    assolutamente geniale..in tutto..arrivare prima e ..andare via quando tutti arrivavano poi di corsa....lui non saliva sul carro..ma lo creava...mitico..

  12. Etherflux

    I love how this is the next song after Quicksand.
    RIP David Bowie, true legend.

  13. the joker Why so serious

    It's stuped and dume

  14. Ethan Hill

    This song shocks me. The horn with the almost corny string arrangements is exhilarating. It examples why the album helped the careers of each musician. And the advice is concise. $ave yourself lots grief and follow literally the self improvement therapy suggested.

  15. AmberCmagee

    It gave me the strength to get through labor. I wrote the lyrics on the wall, to stare at like a mantra, or a poem. It really helped.

    Cringe Ahead 2.0

    Writings on the wall

  16. Stone Osborne

    Thanks for everything John Pollock, sad to see you go.

  17. eyad0

    John pollock :(

  18. Phil Longwell

    It's great but it cuts off before the duck-like Sax at the end.

  19. Jay Eduards

    Paul Williams!

  20. Clicker

    My favorite Bowie song. RIP Legend.

    JonathanMahoney BackupEmail

    You should check out Biff Rose, he is the actual writer of this song. :)

  21. Michael Belfer

    David's best album, just an opinion.

    Cardinal Doomsday

    I agree with you, friend!

  22. Swedish Vivvo

    Tiny Tim version is better

  23. Kenneth Krueger

    The lawyers cut the ending off...free?...when will it end?

  24. Batchit 87

    i never knew it before, but it makes sense now - this song was written by Paul Williams and Biff Rose. So easy to see that, cuz it never felt like a Bowie song. But he did it so well. Always loved Paul, and he's a good friend of my brother's. But now he's EXTRA special, because Bowie covered him. Cuz Bowie is god.

    j pendur

    Biff Rose wrote it. Bowie credits him on the album. Paul Williams kicked in a line or so, basically... but took credit...

  25. Katey Harper

    Love the words to this. Thank you David Bowie x RIP

    JonathanMahoney BackupEmail

    Check out Biff Rose, he is the actual writer of this song. :)

  26. Katey Harper

    One of the most beautiful songs ever RIP David Bowie x

    JonathanMahoney BackupEmail

    Check out Biff Rose, he is the actual writer of this song. :)

  27. anarose flores

    one of my favorite albums. rest in peace to my favorite man

  28. Haiku

    Fill your heart with Love today,
    don't play the game of time.
    Things that happened in the past
    only happened in your mind.
    Only in your Mind.
    Oh! Forget your mind and you'll be free! yeah
    The writing's on the wall,
    Free! yeah
    And you can know it all
    if you choose. Just remember,
    Lovers never lose!
    Cause they are free of thoughts unpure
    and of thoughts unkind.
    Gentleness clears the soul,
    Love cleans the mind
    and makes it Free!

    Oh, happiness is happening,
    the dragons have been bled.
    Gentleness is everywhere,
    fear's just in your head.
    Only in your head,
    fear is in your head,
    only in your head!
    so Forget your head
    and you'll be free!

    The writing's on the wall
    Free! yeah
    And you can know it all
    if you choose. Just remember
    Lovers never lose.
    Cause they are free of thoughts unpure
    and of thoughts unkind.
    Gentleness clears the soul,
    Love cleans the mind
    and makes it free!!

    People Are Crazy

    forget your mind and you'll be free.

  29. Rose _001

    Thanks for everything David. Hunky Dory always is my favourite album. R.I.P our Ziggy!

  30. William O'Toole

    Get it right up YE !

  31. William O'Toole

    Or , take no SHIT , EVER , FROM NO ONE ,

  32. William O'Toole

    Aye , whimsical clever and original . Not scared , happy in his skin . The Grail ,got it or you have not. Love that MAN ,IN SPADES

    JonathanMahoney BackupEmail

    Biff Rose is the actual writer of this song. David was cool but often took the great work of others as his own. His own guitarist for example.

  33. William O'Toole

    Everything about this somes up the Bowie thing

  34. Scott Swanson

    Thanks for filling our hearts.

  35. Joy Briggs

    Your going to be missed alot, RIP, David your loved all over the world

  36. Sam Gifford

    Just found out about Biff Rose who wrote this song through an interview with Rick Wakeman who played the piano on this. He once asked David Bowie who inspired him and DB said that Biff Rose did, and played Wakeman BF's album for him. Nice song - thanks.

    Mike Halloran

    Paul "Biff" Rose wrote it with Paul Williams
    https://www.ascap.com/Home/ace-title-search/index.aspx

    Jim Richardson

    Here's Biff's version. Originally was on Biff's album The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side I think: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce2cFyVPjo0

  37. Peggy Elferdink

    Dance Baby, dance.

  38. rarethen9

    my all time bowie favorite. thank you for so much starman!! will never forget how you helped me through hard times! i'm so grateful for your music. rest in peace, beautiful soul.

  39. Cliodhna Carthy

    So sad to hear about David Bowie's passing. A true legend whose songs will live on. Fill Your Heart is one of the most uplifting songs I know. Turn up to 11 and enjoy.

    Avi Zahner-Isenberg

    this was written by Biff Rose. Bowie was a ripoff artist

  40. oz2cash

    RIP David Bowie. Thank you. You will be so missed.

  41. Madan1959

    Thank you, David, for all the times you lifted my spirits. =:-) x

  42. naztubez

    Absolutely gutted to hear of your Departure. Your music has been the songbook of my life. The musical gifts you gave will stay with me forever. RIP my dear and wonderful friend. ❤

    Leen Hintjens

    +naztubez What a lovely way of putting it - the songbook of many of our lives! xx

  43. Guy Hungerford

    Thanks David, for everything. So sad to see you go, so glad for everything you gave.

    rubbishycrap

    Such a nice post. Thanks Guy. RIP David.

  44. Ivan Kehelly

    Pure delight.

  45. Elvallyy Videos

    Go and listen to Tiny tim's version

  46. brandonedgerarities

    absolutely the best version of this song, but the ending is cut

    J T

    +brandonedgerarities the ending is only cut because this will have been lifted from the CD not the Vinyl, which flows into Andy Warhol. the thing to do would have been Fill your Heart / Andy Warhol Segue

  47. Hélène d'Hervilly

    Fear's just in your Head
    Only in your Head
    Fear is in your Head
    Only in your Head
    So Forget your Head
    And you'll be free
    The writing's on the wall
    Free-yea'. And you can know it all
    If you choose. Just remember
    Lovers never lose

    DrShittyBottomHammer

    @Hélène d'Hervilly not being funny , but we are not deaf

    KumaKonda

    @DrShittyBottomHammer mmm, not being funny, but apparently you Are deaf... "Fill your heart with love today, Don't play the game of time..." :-D

  48. John Hendrickson

    Delivered in the most purest of forms and full of life.Rick Wakemans piano is sick w/Bowie playing Sax and working his lovely magic*

  49. RetaliationGAMING13

    Tiny Tim did it way better. And first. Just saying.

    Dennis Benzle

    RetaliationGAMING13 ha hà

    Diane T

    Are you kidding!!! Learn some history my friend!!

    Diane T

    Ok I was wrong! I can’t believe it! I’ve learned some history! Bowie’s song though...through and through! ❤️

    Troy Virgona

    Well while everyone's getting technical it was written by Paul Williams & Biff Rose, first performed by Rose. But does it even matter? Great music is great music.

  50. ItsSoStevie

    Feeeeeears just in your head

  51. DrShittyBottomHammer

    my all time favourite

  52. Jamie Warrior Warlord McCallum

    awesome song, i like it from the thin white duke, everybody fill your heart with love, never give in to hate.

  53. Irene Haralabatos

    Heard this at the end of the first episode of the American version of "Getting On." I knew it was Bowie and I had to find it! Cannot believe they used this on an American HBO series in 2013. ..so cool!

    Jimi Phil

    i was going crazy trying to find out what this was,i knew i knew it and knew it was very Velvet Goldmine i tried everything to find teh credits from the show and finally found it here ,ps i LOVE that show

    Jimi Phil

    and the funniest part is i bought this album eons ago so i dont know what i was or wasnt thinking LOL

    Irene Haralabatos

    I hadn't heard it for years but I knew it was old Bowie. I just googled until I found it because it was bothering me. :-)

  54. Alisa van Gent

    Best lyrics ever

  55. doodahman101

    Happy Birthday to songwriter Paul Williams, covered here by Bowie

  56. Jacques de Marseille

    Filling your heart with love any day is good. I filled my heart with love before I went to the shops today. Gentleness cleared my soul and I felt free. Yeah, yeah. Happiness is happening. The baker was pleased, very pleased to see me.

  57. Grace Carroll

    my favorite song as of now!

  58. donna conna

    FFS Maybe he has better things to do with his time.

  59. polycarpx

    David Bowie singing Paul Williams. A 70's match that seems absurd and yet inevitable all at once.

  60. 1111mjon

    BIFF ROSE! ! !

  61. Jorge Magnolio Cruz

    Majestuoso David Bowie, grandiosa canción.

  62. Weldon Mix

    @holydiver73 You could be right. Hard to tell. But the best song on the album? That's a stretch for me.

  63. Weldon Mix

    @holydiver73 Time to smoke another joint, I think.

  64. Nero

    Lol you cropped the funky piano run at the end!

  65. NPC379111729

    Rick Wakeman's piano makes this the best song on Hunky Dory

  66. Mel Clark

    love it! :D

  67. Peter Veerman

    great album, i think his best one