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Patty Loveless A Handful Of Dust Lyrics

Last updated: 07/01/2014 10:09:49 PM

(Tony Arata)

Break us down by our elements
And you might think He failed
We're not copper for one penny or
Even iron for one nail
And a dollar would be plenty
to buy twenty of us
Until true love is added to
These handfuls of dust

Handful of dust, handful of dust
Sums up the richest and poorest of us
True love makes priceless the worthless
Whenever it's added to a handful of dust

However small though our worth may be
When shared between two hearts
Is even more than it would ever be
Measured on its own, apart
And our half what it could be
Is now twice what it was
When true love is added to
These handfuls of dust

Handful of dust, handful of dust
Sums up the richest and poorest of us
True love makes priceless the worthless
Whenever it's added to a handful of dust

Handful of dust, handful of dust
Sums up the richest and poorest of us
True love makes priceless the worthless
Whenever it's added to a handful of dust





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How can someone write something so beautiful? | Reviewer: Ken | 7/1/14

The lyrics of this song are pure genius. I've loved this song since the first time that I heard it but I just read the lyrics today in a meaningful way. Unbelievably simple but I don't think that they could have a more complex meaning. My hat is off to you for such amazing skill and artistry.