Her Body Makes Vows
 
(O'Brien/Sexton/Jordan)

She stands by the river
looking down at the water
I wish I could save her
Hey yah, hey yah, yah hey la
One day she'll fall
Into my arms

Her body makes vows
Her heart can't keep
Her eyes whisper things
Her lips can't speak
And I dream of her
Like I'm asleep
Her body makes vows
Her heart can't keep

This love is a prison
Chained up for no reason
She feeds me love's poison
Hey yah, hey yah, yah hey la
All things must come
To those who wait

Her body makes vows
Her heart can't keep
Her eyes whisper things
Her lips can't speak
And I dream of her
Like I'm asleep
Her body makes vows
Her heart can't keep

One day she'll fall
Into my arms
Her body makes vows
Her heart can't keep
Her eyes whisper things
Her lips can't speak
And I dream of her
While I'm asleep
Her body makes vows
Her heart can't keep
Her eyes whisper things
Her lips can't speak
And I dream of her
Like I'm asleep
Her body makes vows
Her heart can't keep
oh yea
Hey yah, Hey la
Hey yah, hey la
Her body makes vows
Hey yah, hey la
Hey yah, hey la
Her body makes vows
Hey yah, hey la
Hey yah, hey la
Oh yea
Hey yah, hey la
Hey yah, hey la
Her body makes vows
Hey yah, hey la
Hey yah, hey la
Her body makes vows
Hey yah, hey la
Oh Yea
Hey yah, hey la..............

Song Facts: This can be found on the Ltd edition of shock/denial/anger/acceptance.

  According to US:

A caveat with this review:

I am not a huge fan of most of the songs on Karma or Rock of Life, so it did not surprise me when I heard that this song was done by Rick in the 1990's. If I don't care for a song's music,  oftentimes, I can be swayed by lyrics that really speak to me on some level. This is not one of those songs,  When I play "Songs for the End of the World" and this one comes on, the first ten seconds of the music makes me hit skip.  My first thought is a video featuring Fabio because it is cheesy. I do not care for the synthesizer approach and prefer a more "natural" sound.  (It's funny to me because this came up during Sound City and I cannot remember if Rick was in favor of the synthesizer or on the other side. Anyway, I digress.) I thought all of those times skipping the song just based on the intro music wasn't very fair (thanks to a very gentle nudge) so I listened to the whole thing while following along with the written lyrics. No redemption. The lyrics seem contrived and do not really touch me in any nice way. It helps to know he did not write this one this since I'm no fan of this song. It's okay, there are PLENTY of others that I love!  - PBS

 

From what I can tell this song was recorded in the early 90's.  It seems as if Rick was considering it for Karma.

I think it probably would have fit in pretty good, except this is more of a sexual song, and the songs on Karma are more spiritual and less sexual.  Listening to the version by Marc Jordan, one of the writers of the songs, it sounds very close to the version Rick recorded. I do like his version slightly better, only because it seems a little more finished where Rick's never made it past  the demo stage. I think if I listened to this more, I might like it better, I feel like it could grow on me. rlh


This is Rick’s cover of a song by New Age band Exchange with Marc Jordan (1993). Since Rick didn’t write this song, I wonder what compelled him to record his own version. Maybe it was the words. “Her body makes vows her heart can’t keep” sounds right up Rick’s lyrical alley. But it is the “hey ya, hey la” chorus, with the 4 descending piano notes, that he chose to work into his opening show music, released as a piece called “Dreamtime” on the limited edition of The Day After Yesterday. The song does have a dreamy, relaxing (New Age) feel. Rick stays fairly true to the original, except that he beefs up the guitar solo. There is a rough edge to Rick’s voice that I find absolutely appealing. Like on the line, “One day she’ll fall into my arms,” it’s earbuds in/headphones on for the full effect. And while I find some of the synth sounds to be a bit cheesy, his vocals more than make up for it. “Oh, yeah.”

SMR