Mark Hollmann
Follow Your Heart
[BOBBY, spoken]
Did you mean what you said? About everyone having a heart?

[HOPE, spoken]
Well, sure I did. Do you think you'd be feeling as bad as you do if you didn't have a heart?

[BOBBY, spoken]
I don't know. I suppose not. 

[HOPE, spoken]
Of course you wouldn't. Because then you'd be dead. 
(sung)
When darkness surrounds you and you lose your way
You have your own compa** that turns night to day
And it's even with you before you depart
Be still, hear it beating
It's leading you
Follow your heart

[BOBBY, spoken]
Follow my heart. But to where?

[HOPE, spoken]
To wherever your heart tells you to go. 

[BOBBY, spoken]
Even there?

[HOPE, spoken]
Even to the clouds, if that's what your heart commands. What's it saying now?

[BOBBY, spoken]
I don't know. I don't know how to listen to my heart. 

[HOPE, spoken]
You have to listen carefully. Here, let me try. 

[BOBBY, spoken]
Do you -

[HOPE, spoken]
Shh! Ah, there it is. It's saying:
(sung)
We all want a world filled with peace and with joy
With plenty of water for each girl and boy
That bright, shining world is just waiting to start
No meanness or sorrow, just cleanness tomorrow
If only you follow your heart
(spoken)
You see there, Bobby? Even your heart knows you should follow your heart. 
[BOBBY, spoken]
Peace and joy? Plenty of water? I guess I do want those things. 

[HOPE, spoken]
There's something else your heart was saying. Maybe something I shouldn't have heard. 

[BOBBY, spoken]
There was?

[HOPE, spoken]
I think so. It was barely audible but I definitely heard something. 

[BOBBY, spoken]
Well? What was it?

[HOPE, spoken]
Let me try again, maybe I can make it out this time. There it is. So faint. It's saying:
(sung)
Follow, into the open air
Far from squalor and noise
Follow, someone is waiting there
Someone who shares all your hopes and your joys
(spoken)
Someone is waiting there? Why, my heart was saying those exact words just the other day. 

[BOBBY, spoken]
It-it was?
[HOPE, spoken]
Sure it was. Squalor and noise, hopes and joys. It was telling me about all those things. 

[BOBBY, spoken]
I didn't know two hearts could speak as one. 

[HOPE, spoken]
I didn't either, until now. Here, listen. 

[BOBBY]
Someday I'll meet someone whose heart joins with mine
Aortas and arteries all intertwined
They'll beat so much stronger than they could apart
Eight chambers of muscle to hustle the love in our heart

[BOBBY & HOPE]
Love is kind and considerate
Love is peaceful and fair
Love can creep up so suddenly
When you least think of it, your love is there

We all want a world filled with peace and with joy
With plenty of justice for each girl and boy
That bright shining world is just waiting to start
No anger or badness, just laughter and gladness
If only I follow your heart