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Heal the Pain

Written by George Michael

Album This song officially appears on the Twentyfive Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2006

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Heal the Pain” was a song written and performed by George Michael and released on Epic Records in 1991.

A contemplative, acoustic guitar-based love song, it was the fourth of five UK singles taken from the album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. […]

2008 version

In 2005, it was announced that Michael would be recording a version of the track with Paul McCartney, in whose style the song was written. Michael appeared on the Chris Evans show on BBC Radio 2 on December 5, 2005, and announced that he had recorded the song with McCartney “last week” but did not know what he was going to do with it yet. The track was later added to the greatest hits collection Twenty Five.

In 2008, it was released as a single from the U.S. release of George Michael’s greatest hits album Twenty Five.

Lyrics

Let me tell you a secret
Put it in your heart
and keep it
Something that I want you to know

Do something for me
Listen to my simple story
And maybe we’ll have something to show

You tell me
you’re cold on the inside
How can the outside world
Be a place that your heart can embrace

Be good to yourself
Because nobody else
Has the power to make you happy

How can I help you
Please let me try to
I can heal the pain …
That you’re feeling inside

Whenever you want me
You know that I will be
Waiting for the day …
That you say you’ll be mine

He must have really hurt you
To make you say
the things that you do

He must have really hurt you
To make those pretty eyes look
so so blue

He must have known
That he could
That you’d never leave him

Now you can’t see
my love is good
And that I’m not him

How can I help you
Please let me try to
I can heal the pain
Won’t you let me inside

Whenever you want me
You know that i will be
Waiting for the day …
That you say you’ll be mine

Won´t you let me in
Let this love begin
Won´t you show me your heart now

I’ll be good to you
I can make this thing true
And get to your heart somehow

Who needs a lover
That can’t be a friend
Something tells me I’m the one
you’ve been looking for

If you ever should see him again
Won”t you tell him you’ve found someone
who gives you more

Someone who will protect you
Love and respect you
All those things
That he never could bring to you

Like I do
Or rather I would
Won’t you show me your heart
Like you should

How can I help you
Please let me try to
I can heal the pain
That you’re feeling inside

Whenever you want me
You know that i will be
Waiting for the day
That you say you’ll be mine

Won’t you let me in
Let this love begin
Won’t you show me your heart now

I’ll be good to you
I can make this true
And get to your heart somehow

Officially appears on


Twentyfive

Official album • Released in 2006

4:43 • Studio version

Bootlegs


Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:44 • Studio version

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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