‘Lamentations of the Heart’- Behind the music

‘Lamentations of the Heart’ is one of my more popular songs and I recorded it three separate times over the course of a decade. You can hear it on my albums ‘Finding Solace’ ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ & ‘Heart to Hands’. The song is in the key of E minor (one of my favorite keys) and in common time. The song is about experiencing terrible heartache, grief/loss and is a passionate expression of that.

When the song first appeared on my ‘Finding Solace’ album it was a bit of a standout as that entire album is in major keys and Lamentations was the only song fully in a minor key.

Do you remember Borders Books and Music? Well when I first started out in late 2002/early 2003 I performed exclusively in retail spaces including Borders and shopping malls. I kept noticing that it wasn’t always the pretty major key key songs that attracted people, but whenever I was playing Lamentations it was like a magnet. People would stop in their tracks to listen to that song for whatever reason. And it happened over and over. So much so that I eventually decided to release albums with more and more minor key music.

It’s become one of those songs that I play at nearly every concert/live performance. How I play it has evolved over the years but it’s essentially the same song.

Listen to ‘Lamentations of the Heart’ on Spotify HERE

Listen to ‘Lamentations of the Heart’ on Pandora HERE

Listen to ‘Lamentations of the Heart’ on Apple Music HERE

Want to learn how to play ‘Lamentations of the Heart’ on your piano or keyboard? Sheet Music available HERE.

2021-05-20T14:15:59-05:00 May 20th, 2021|Tags: |


  1. Carl Samans May 21, 2021 at 6:39 am

    I believe it was this song that introduced me to your music. Thank you.

  2. Nicole May 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    One of my favorites!

  3. P. Lin May 21, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Same for me — this was the song that introduced me to your music.

  4. Terry Bartizek May 21, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Definitely one of my all time favorites!! Dark Night of the Soul is also my favorite album!

  5. Philip Wesley May 23, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you kindly for listening 🎹🎶

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