By Heart

By Heart is an obscure IFD song that was written by former member Mike Mentzer in 2008. There are only two known performances of the song, both being in mid-2009 shortly before Mike's departure from the band. There are no studio recordings of the I Fight Dragons version of the song, though a solo acoustic demo of Mike doing the song exists. A significant difference between this and most of the other songs being performed by the band at the time is that this song mainly features Mike on lead vocals instead of frontman Brian Mazzaferri. There have been no known solo performances of the song, though Mike took it with him when he left the band. He has stated in an interview that the song might be recorded for one of his solo albums later on.

Lyrics
So your revolution came and went
All your thinking hasn't made a dent
But you know your name
Now everybody says the same thing
But you're the only one who's listening
Or so you claim

You jumped into the deep end, now just make yourself breathe

I won't hold it against you if you don't know your part
Just sing, sing, sing it all by heart

You were hoping for a change of pace
Never thought she'd be your saving grace
She is all you lack
And here you thought that you were so strong
No emotion, but it won't be long
Before you crack

You jumped into the deep end, now just make yourself breathe

I won't hold it against you if you don't know your part
Just sing, sing, sing it all by heart
I won't hold it against you if you don't know your part
Just sing, sing, sing it all by heart
I won't hold it against you if you don't know your part
Just sing, sing, sing it all by heart
I won't hold it against you if you don't know your part
Just sing, sing, sing it all by heart
I won't hold it against you if you don't know your part
Just sing, sing, sing it all by heart

You gotta sing it all by heart

Official Videos
As this song was only performed for a very brief amount of time, no official studio or live recordings of the song were ever created.

Live Videos
Chicago, IL April 25, 2009

Chicago, IL June 18, 2009

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License