One Word (Straight To The Heart)



One word, one heart, one night, is all I want,
One word, one heart, one girl, is waiting there for me;

Nidnight, and all is well,
I hear the mission bell,
Out on the road, nothing is moving,
As I speed from town to town;

Two hearts are beating fast,
But they are still many miles apart,
Oh the mood was shining on a distant shore,
Burning like a fire in my heart,
I've got to see her, I've got to say -

One word, one heart, one night, is all I want,
One word, one heart, one girl, is waiting there for me,
I never knew I cared so much before,
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
I'm going to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
Like a cannonball...

Headlights are blazing through,
Turn on the radio, I hear the news,
Hand on the wheel, foot on the floor,
And on, and on, and on we go,
This car is like a friend,
Bring her the message that I want to send,
Oh the dawn was breaking and I saw the sun,
Burning like a fire on the bay,
I'm nearly there now, I'm gonna say -

One word, one heart, one night, is all I want,
One word, one heart, one girl, is waiting there for me,
I never knew I cared so much before,
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
Like a cannonball...

One word, (yes,) one heart,
One night, (yes,) one girl, (yes,)
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
I've got to give her my love - straight to the heart,
I've got to give her my love - straight to the heart,
I've got to tell her myself - straight to the heart,
I've got to tell her tonight - straight to the heart,
Like a cannonball...
"This song started off as a raw rock 'n' roll number - and I just got absolutely sick of it! So we re-recorded it four times and wound up with this one, which I like a lot. It's very cruising, a very 'driving-through-the-night' kind of song - and that's exactly what this guy is doing. He's going back to his girl. It's almost like Fatal Hesitation Part Two; he decides to drive back to her and he wants to say that one word straight to the heart; 'Yes - you are the one for me'. There are all sorts of images during the night as he drives from town to town; the headlights blazing as he sees the dawn coming up over the bay - and he's nearly there."
The Getaway Gazette, May '86
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