Ev'ry Honest Word

 

There ain't a nickle in a solitary dime

That'll buy back anybody's love

Above us all longer arms keep reachin' on down

And listenin' hard for ev'ry honest word

 

We keep workin' for

 

Sometimes a heart's caught talkin' too much

Stayin' busy makin' up a change

Namin' all good will callin' up a good day

And listenin' hard for ev'ry honest word

 

We keep workin' for

 

            It's the little old things

            For the little ones

            That bring us closer homeward still

            Listenin' hard for ev'ry honest word

 

So go on and run run out the door

And cry out louder in the streets

It ain't money keepin' me back on my feet

And listenin' hard for ev'ry honest word

 

(Chorus)

 

There ain't a nickle in a solitary dime

That'll buy back anybody's love

 

            Now it's the little old things for the little ones

            That bring us closer homeward still

            Listenin' hard

            Listenin' hard

            Listenin' harder

            Now for ev'ry honest word

            Ev'ry honest word

 

 

                                                                        Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                        © l994, Purple Girl Music/BMI