ally mcbeal

Lyrics: “I know him by heart” by Vonda Shepard

I first learned about this song through the hit TV show in the 90s, Ally McBeal. I appreciated this song both in how it echoes the sentiments of the protagonist within the show and in how as a standalone song, it just has very touching, very emotive lyrics.

There’s a secret path I follow to a place

No one can find, where I meet my

Perfect someone, I’ve kept hidden in my mind

Where my heart makes my decisions

‘Til my dream becomes a vision

And the love I feel makes him real someday

‘Cause I know he’s out there

Somewhere, just beyond my reach

Though I’ve never really touched him

Or ever heard him speak

Though we’ve never been together

We’ve never been apart, no we’ve never met

Haven’t found him yet but I know him by heart

Am I living an illusion?

Wanting something I can’t see

If I compromise, I’d be living lies

Pretending love’s not meant to be

‘Cause I know my heart’s worth saving

And I know that he’ll be waiting

So I’ll hold on and I’ll stay strong ’til then

‘Cause I know he’s out there

Somewhere, just beyond my reach

Though I’ve never really touched him

Or ever heard him speak

Though we’ve never been together

We’ve never been apart, no we’ve never met

Haven’t found him yet but I know him by heart

No we’ve never met haven’t found him yet

But I know him by heart, no we’ve never met

Haven’t found him yet but I know him by heart