Sharon told Felicity, Felicity told me
That she’d seen you at the Bluebird
With a girl she’d never seen
Well, it came as news to Sharon and to Felicity
But the heart is ever knowing
So it was not news to me.
Because the heart goes more places than CNN
And the heart, it knows more than the world’s wisest men
And the heart, it reaches deeper than the oceans wide
Because you cannot fool your lover
Like you cannot fool a child.
I took a little test once I’d found in Women’s Day
On evaluating your lover and I’m sorry now to say
That the score you got was awful
And I knew right from that day
But it didn’t tell me anything
I didn’t know anyway.
They told me at the diner to go fix up my hair
And to find a man to love me, someone who would care
And they told me at the beauty shop
To leave that very day
But the one thing that the heart don’t know is
When to walk away.
© 2000 Pamela Cardullo Ortiz