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 Posted: Fri Apr 24th, 2020 07:30 am
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Wrote this a few weeks ago; based upon jobs I’ve done in the past, when I was in college. CMA

Labors Of The Heart

Verse 1:
Gotta knock this curb out and fast
Move 2x4s to the floor for the frames
Will she still love me despite my past
Or will our love go down in flames

Verse 2:
Gotta tan these hides, rub ‘em with salt
Roll ‘em on an incline to drain ‘em out
Hang ‘em to dry once the dripping halts
But her love I can’t live without

Chorus:
Late afternoon when my work is through
As the sun goes down, I return to you
For all your love I will do my part
‘Cause all my labors are of the heart
(instrumental break)

Verse 3:
Gotta break these batteries to the core
Save the acid, stack the lead, smash the case
I am a mess, I’ll dirty up her floor
But I can’t wait to see her loving face

Chorus:
Late afternoon when my work is through
As the sun goes down, I return to you
For all your love I do my part
‘Cause all my labors are of the heart

Bridge:
But I don’t know what she sees in me
And I don’t know how to hold her heart
Her love for me is a mystery
To me she just seems a work of art

Chorus:
Late afternoon when my work is through
As the sun goes down, I return to you
For all your love I do my part
‘Cause all my labors are of the heart

Post Chorus:
‘Cause my labors are of the heart

© 2020 Charles M Anderson

Last edited on Sun May 17th, 2020 10:43 pm by cmaja



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 Posted: Sun Apr 26th, 2020 12:42 am
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This is so clever. I just love this idea. I have no suggestions at this time. It rolled through my head - not sure it was country in my head, but the rhythm was easy. Cool lyrics.



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 Posted: Sun Apr 26th, 2020 07:42 am
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Thank you, Andrea... Always appreciate your positive comments. What we do for love! Glad you like it.

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 Posted: Fri May 1st, 2020 03:39 pm
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Charles, what a great set of lyrics, what a great story.

I've often felt that way just being a working stiff myself and you've seemed to capture the feeling here very well.
Yes, I can see this as a country song no doubt!

Thanks for sharing. Well done!

Hope you and yours are safe and healthy.

Last edited on Fri May 1st, 2020 03:40 pm by moptop



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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2020 07:05 am
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Thanks, Moptop... Just a small sample of the variety of jobs done. The things we do for love... Glad you enjoyed it!

Hey, I’m still healthy. My immune system could kill a horse!

Sincerely,

Charles



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 Posted: Sat May 16th, 2020 08:46 pm
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I had to rearrange the stanzas since Moptop added music to —which turned out excellent! It’s more pop now.

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