Heartbeat Away

Album: Be Myself (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Sheryl Crow addresses the fear-mongering of President Donald Trump's America during this song:

    You bet the President is sweating
    While Russia is blowing up the phone


    "I wrote it before that was any discussion of Russia," she told Rolling Stone. "But it's about espionage and a guy who is burying his money off the coast of the Cayman Islands and Russia is hacking. Cut to the election and it became really foreboding, very eerie. It ends with a guy with a red face getting on a private jet and flying off into space. I almost changed it to an orange face, but I decided to just keep it red."
  • This is one of several songs on Be Myself influenced by the election of President Trump. Crow told Event magazine: "Trump's presence on the record is really felt. It's about the uncertainty and fear he was creating, but also what it says about us as people, that we would even entertain the idea of having someone like him in power."

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