Haunted Songs in Country Music: Haunted Heart

One thing that separates Sammy Kershaw from most country singers, his vocals can sing true heartache with meaning. With “Haunted Heart,” you feel the ache he is feeling as his heart is haunted by the memory of the missing love. Even with his love no longer there, he continues to be haunted with her photos and the sounds in the house that brings back memories.

Haunted Heart was released in 1993 and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Lyrics to Sammy Kershaw – Haunted Heart
Go down the road called Yesterday
Take a left on a Lost Highway
And make a right on Memory Lane
Drive until you feel the pain

And at the river of tears take one last turn
And cross the bridge that just won’t burn
A run down house is love’s graveyard
That’s where you’ll find my haunted heart

Well my haunted heart can’t rest in peace
It’s buried with her memory
And it’s a living hell here after dark
All alone with a haunted heart

Late at night a slamming door
Shadows move across the floor
Footsteps fall on silent stairs
I hear her call but no one’s there

Her photograph hangs by the bed
A grim reminder love is dead
A love I killed just won’t depart
It’s living in my haunted heart

Well my haunted heart can’t rest in peace
It’s buried with her memory
And it’s a living hell here after dark
All alone with a haunted heart
I said I’m all alone with a haunted heart

Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians.  Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award Recipients.  In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky.  She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more.  Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.

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