@Brian x has saved me a lot of typing and I thank him. He has crystallized my thoughts on this song and transcribed them more effectively than I could have. Just as many RD songs move me intellectually there are many DD songs that move me emotionally. I have always loved Dave’s vocals, there’s nothing macho about it, it’s not high testosterone screaming, he’s wounded. I can’t pinpoint why it speaks to me as the song is all over the place. If you’ve ever developed a deep closeness to a dog or cat you’ll sense them trying to tell you something that they can never convey, but it’s there trying to get out. That’s Trust your Heart for me. This song does have the bones to be a charter, ‘truly trust your heart’ is a powerful hook and a universal message. Unfortunately for Dave, and us, a hit has to be cohesive. These verses need work, the purple prose needs a rewrite, and much editing needs to be done. So we’re a long way from a Casey Kasem introduction but it coulda been a contenda. Still I have never failed to be moved by this song and always welcome hearing it. Let me add that so many of Dave’s songs are informed by the loss of his first love and I’ve always felt this was one of those songs. That must have been some deep well of anguish, it never went dry.