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    chords of soul

    Hello, I know the expression "the chords of (my) heart" is well know and used, but i was wondering if the word "chords" may also collocate with "soul". I've googled it and it seems to work, but it sounds quite odd to me, since a sould isn't really made of chords

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    Re: chords of soul

    Quote Originally Posted by lupo.hp View Post
    Hello, I know the expression "the chords of (my) heart" is well known and used (no comma here) but I was wondering if the word "chords" may also collocate with "soul". I've googled it and it seems to work (no comma here) but it sounds quite odd to me (no comma here) since a sould soul isn't really made of chords.
    I have never heard the phrase "the chords of my heart" and when I Googled it, I only got song lyrics. Where did you find it? Why do you think it's more logical to use "chords of my heart" than "chords of my soul"? Neither of them is made of chords. In fact, the soul (if it exists) is not 'made' of anything and the heart is made of muscle and membrane.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: chords of soul

    Well, I thought "chords" referred to the "heart" might be linked to the fact the heart is actually made of fibres, or "strings" (but I now assume I came up with this solution since the italian word -yes, I'm Italian- "corda", very similar to "chord", can be used to indicate the strings of a heart. And yes, I've read it in song lyrics and poetry. + since I'm a songwriter, I was planning to use "chords of my soul" in a song of mine.
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    Re: chords of soul

    We "tug on someone's heart strings" but it's nothing to do with "chords". Perhaps you meant "cords".
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    Re: chords of soul

    It's also possible to strike a chord with somebody, which would mean to say or do something that speaks directly to that person's emotions, memories or feelings. It might be close to your idiom in Italian, at least in Russian it is.

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    Re: chords of soul

    Hello, I'm afraid emsr2d2 was right... i meant "cords". Would this make any difference?

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