"Follow My Heart" - Louise Goffin





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Published on Jul 14, 2014

From her new album "Songs From The Mine"
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lyrics: Follow My Heart (Louise Goffin, Liz Rose) Eliden Songs ASCAP, Liz Rose Music BMI/ Warner- Tamerlane Publishing Corp. BMI

Slipped under fences
climbed out of windows
take to the wind
whichever way the wind blows
but I always followed my heart

Turned on the sprinklers
picked all the roses
made an escape just
before some door closed
but I always followed my heart

I have days
when I look up to the sky
thereʼs not a cloud in sight
I have nights
when I scold myself
and hold myself
and say that its alright
cause I always follow my heart

Went for the worst one
ran from the best
but I have the scars
and the tears and tear
in my dress
cause I always follow my heart

I have days
when I look up to the sky
thereʼs not a cloud in sight
and I have nights
when I scold myself
and hold myself
and say that its alright
cause I always follow my heart

Iʼve been down some roads I thought love lived on
got there and then gone
when Iʼm lost I listen for my own song
thatʼs when I know where to start,
I always follow my heart


As the producer of a Grammy nominated album (Carole King's A Holiday Carole), singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, and mom, Louise Goffin is a badass, multi-talented, modern-day renaissance woman.

Born in 1960s Brooklyn, New York, and raised in California's famed Laurel Canyon in the heart of the most exciting times in early popular music, her childhood was spent absorbing influences of the period that has shaped what we know of music today. Her formative years gave her a virtual PhD in Popular Music in the making as the first-born daughter of two of the generation's most renowned songwriters, Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

Yes, she has iconic, famous parents, but that story long ago got sick of being told. And besides, it isn't even the most interesting story to tell about Louise. You wanna hear a great story? Try this: Six years go by with no new albums from Goffin, and then suddenly at the end of 2013 she decides she simply must get one recorded right the hell now.

"It was a little like those stories you hear about those pregnant mothers who haven't got time to go into a fancy hospital with a nurse saying, 'What number are you on the pain scale from 1- 10?'" she says, describing the birth of Songs from the Mine. "It was more like, 'What are you talking about, I've got no time for this, I'm having this baby now.'"

This is also the story about how Songs From The Mine turns out to be, as music writer Jon Kanis wrote, the "high point of Goffin's professional career." So far.

ongs From The Mine is the latest example in a career that has been shining ever since Goffin took up the family profession at an early age. She first sang on one her mom's records, "Really Rosie" (the musicial based on several of Maurice Sendak's children's books) at age 14 , and they later dueted together on a new version of King's "Where You Lead" for the theme song of the hit '00s TV show Gilmore Girls. As a songwriter and producer of A Holiday Carole, Goffin helped bring her mom back home to her love of making records and put Carole at ease in the studio, Over the years Louise has released five previous albums of her own, the last one coming in 2008, and the highly sought-after producer and go-to songwriter has also toured the world on electric guitar in Tears For Fears.

"Years from now, when I conjure up memories from the spring of 2014 I will smile sweetly and remember the profundities evoked by Songs From The Mine," wrote Kanis. With such an inspired work to offer in 2014, one can be forgiven for hoping Louise Goffin doesn't make us wait six long years for the next one.

photography credits:
Ruel Lee Photography;
Holly Bronco

stick twirler - Mike Lehr
drums - Butch Norton
bass - Bob Glaub
guitar - Billy Harvey
accordian - Patrick Warren
engineer - Brian Scheuble


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