Getting to the Heart of It

from by Bruce Pumpa

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This was recorded with Jeremy P Martin on the guitar and doing the funky bass thing, and both of us on the hand claps. The song asks the perennial question about what makes a woman and what makes a man, in a good way. (I like to think my songs are like sitcoms in that things work out well in the final wrap up). We recorded the drums in a session at Box Hill Senior Citizens Club in May 2011 and the vocals, keyboards, guitars and claps in Jeremy's studio in Brunswick.


The Heart of It
(Bruce Pumpa)

I’m gonna give myself a good talking to
Try to get to the essence of me and you
Someday I might start to understand
What makes a woman and what makes a man

I'm getting to the heart of it
Going right back to the start of it
Going through every part of it
Trying to get to the heart of it

I’m gonna get myself together
I’m still some way away from my tether
While I’ve still got my youth
I’ll keep searching hard to find out the truth


I know that things can be so good
But sometimes the message get misunderstood
Try to see the other point of view
If we don’t see eye to eye, we still know our love is true


(Piano Solo}

I’m always happy to see you
It makes my day complete
And from the moment I met you
You knocked me off of my feet


At the heart of the matter on matters of our hearts
The total’s better than the sum of the parts
At the heart of the matter’s just me and you
You’re all I need to see me through

Chorus X2


from World of Hearts, released August 27, 2013
Lyrics and Music: Bruce Pumpa
Jeremy P Martin: guitar, bass and hand claps.
Bruce Pumpa: vocals, keyboards and hand claps.



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Bruce Pumpa Melbourne, Australia

Hi, I'm Bruce Pumpa. I am a singer, songwriter, musician from Melbourne. I write about things that are important to me, like family, love, compassion, respect, dancing. I have recorded an EP and two albums with Jeremy P Martin engineering and co-producing and have a wonderful band the Perfect Gentlemen who I sing and play keyboards with. I also play drums in a great cover band the Flying Sorcerers ... more

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