Golden Heart, lyrics & vocals by Honey Gentry; produced by Ruben Elbrond-Palmer
The sun was beginning to set on 2016 when I wrote Golden Heart. After I wrote Honeydew and Bleed Honey I really thought I was starting to run out of ideas (possibly forever – it’s an Autumn/Winter feeling I get… in the words of fellow slow-writing virgo Leonard Cohen, “one is prone to exaggeration”) but then I wrote Golden Heart. The initial refrain, “You’ve got a golden heart“, was inspired by a gorgeous vintage locket that my boyfriend bought me for my birthday. It inspired me to write about someone whose heart is pure and uncorrupted by the world, and even though they may be broken, their goodness and golden heart remains. We as lovers, can in turn drain them when we love them so intensely, especially if we do not find the same goodness within ourselves. All we can do when we love one another is, rather than attempt to fix each other, love one another for our pure hearts. A ‘golden’ heart does not have to be unbroken, it merely has to be strong enough to endure, and give love.