The Heart of the Matter, Don Henley 1989

"The Heart of the Matter" is a song recorded by American rock singer Don Henley from his third solo studio album, The End of the Innocence (1989). Written by Henley, Mike Campbell, and J. D. Souther. 

This song is dedicated to all the lovers of our world, who, for some reason or another, lost the flame and the kindness of love!!!

This song is also dedicated to all troubled peoples asking and searching for forgiveness, in their paths toward peace and contentment!!!

And more importantly, this song is for all the people in our lives that has the ability to forgive. 

Choose to love, do forgive, for one's healthy propagation of good in mind and spirit!!!

Feedback is much appreciated. Thank you.


  • Always look forward to a song from you Rene! I've not heard this one before, so it was nice to hear something new. Thanks for posting it!

  • Hi Owen,

    You are always so supportive and I am so grateful for your warm remarks, always!!!

    I am so glad to have delivered this classic to your musical ear, once more!!!

    This "new" song delivery really makes what I do so rewarding, especially for special folks like you!!!

    With love and respect!


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