The Singers Tale- Recordings. ‘Heart to Heart.’ ©

Heart to Heart . With a tale attached below,

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart  ©

Carol Grimes 1988 on Daydreams and Danger CD

Verse 1

There are a billion stories….

Tales you never hear 

Young girls are sold as helpless brides 

Veiled behind closed walls  

Heart to heart  

Hand to hand  

Eye to eye

We are our destiny  …


Heart to Heart  …Every woman’s story  …

Eye to eye  x 

You Heart to heart. Every woman’s story

Hand to hand

Verse 2

A girl is taken to an old man

before she is full grown

No love.  

Money is paid for her to be enslaved inside a stranger’s home.

Heart to heart  Hand to hand  

Eye to eye we are our destiny  …

 You…Heart to Heart  … Every woman’s story  …Eye to eye   


Heart to heart every woman’s story eye to eye.

Verse 3

From the smallest dusty village to a tenement in Rome

The hand that wipes the tears of children 

Will tell the greatest tale of all 

Heart to heart  

Hand to hand eye to eye

We are our destiny  …


Heart to Heart  …

Every woman’s story  …Eye to eye  


Heart to heart every woman’s story eye to eye

Verse 4

From the Cities and the Townships …

In the Deserts and the Plains

From the Coast up to the Mountains

Women still need to fight to claim  

Heart to heart  

Hand to hand  

Eye to eye

We are our destiny  …


Heart to Heart  …

Every woman’s story  …

Heart to heart 

I added this next section for a performance.

From the cities and the townships

The deserts and the Plains

From the Coasts to the highest Mountains

Women are still fighting for the right to claim

Heart to heart hand to hand eye to eye.

The right to live in equality with men

The rape of war, no more

stoned to death no more

No cutting, slicing, blade and knife. No more

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Women are

Stoned to death

Rape of War


Women accept the rights of men to use abuse KILL & MAIM

Cutting slicing blade and knife


Important lessons: look carefully; record what you see.

Find a way to make beauty necessary; find a way to make necessity beautiful  

Anne Michaels

Singing for women who cared, past and present

Malala Yousafzai 

Farzana Parveen  (Stoned/Murdered three months pregnant)  

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe (Helping young women scarred by war)

Josefine Baker Maya Angelou 

Emily Pankhurst Margaret Pizzey

Camila Batmanghelidjh  

Billie Holiday Ella Fitzgerald

Rosa Parks Mary Seacole

Rosa Luxemburg  

Wangari Maathai  ( Kenyan environmental  Political Activist.) 

Alice Walker  

Sojourner Truth

Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree 

She changed her name to Sojourner after escaping from slavery.  

Sappho – 570BC What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful  

To old to sing my own song…! 

United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 

My song was submitted without my knowledge, but I had to be informed when it was to be televised

And yes at 42 too old to sing —the men that sang? 

 At least 3 of them were way older than me. 

Was I surprised?

‘Song number 6 was by Carol Grimes, featuring a group called Clinging to the Wreckage, featuring Nicky B. 

The song was called “Heart to Heart”. 

Mike Batt queried whether this song could be well received by a jury, and didn’t understand the theme, but it was very powerful.’ 


A Story about heart to Heart.

I recorded two albums in the mid-eighties/early 90’s  ‘Eyes Wide Open’ and ‘Why don’t they Dance?’  In the 2000’s I  had an album called Mother out…  and am in the middle of recording tracks for a new one. with my loverly Band with Doran Ford.  Fingers crossed. But it’s been sporadic.

   There was a guy looking after me who was also looking after Joe Strummer, a bit of an odd pair to manage some would say! We’d been on the same bill a few times,  politics, Rock against Racism, Poll Tax  so not as strange as it sounds.

  He, the manger chap, rang me up and said I’ve bad news/good news. What he had done was to submit, without asking, a song I had written it with my former partner Maciek Hrybowicz, to The Eurovision Song Contest!  It was a political feminist song, Heart to Heart, and then it was in the 10 songs to be televised for Public voting on the Wogan Show.  By then I was in my late thirties and gigging a lot in London and being part of mixed music and comedy bills. The GLC days…

   Someone in the Eurovision camp said ‘bloody hell, Carol Grimes, is she still around?’ I wasn’t even 40! They auditioned various singers, pretty young Blondes,  and they ended up with a woman from Bristol who I later found another strange connection with. Viv Stanshall’s  Moll The Cat Show .. She was a Lesbian with a fabulous singing voice, but less media friendly back then, than I would have been!

     We were invited to the transmission and met George Martin who was on the judging panel.  He had managed to swing my song in, but admitted afterwards we didn’t stand a chance in hell! It was a good song but certainly not  Eurovision. That was a big sign to me that if my name did come up it was with derision at my great age! I was gigging 4-5 nights a week! They can stop you being promoted but they cant stop you singing! 

So, ageist then!

Sappho 570 BC

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