Kris Kristofferson

My Heart was the Last One to Know


Taking time you got by these defenses of mine

Though I tried not to let you slip through

And when you worked your way to the back of my mind

It was too late to stop loving you


For my eyes grew accustomed to looking at you

And my arms found a body they hungered to hold

And the rest of my senses surrendered to you

But my heart was the last one to know


Then my eyes saw the warnings they couldn’t believe

And my lips felt your kiss growing cold

And my ears heard the stories but kept them from me

So my heart was the last one to know


Now my eyes finally learned to stop looking for you

And my arms slowly turned to another to hold

They could sense you were something too good to be true

But my heart was the last one to know

Yes, the heart is last one to know


Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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