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Heard about a man
From Birmingham
Went down to Selma
To take a stand
How much
Can one heart hold
He sang some songs
About peace and love
And took a beatin'
From a billy club
How much
Can one heart hold

How much
Can one heart hold
A pound of dirt
Or a pound of gold
We may never know
The truth be told
How much
Can one heart hold

I met a woman
Who lost a son
On a chopper
In South Saigon
How much
Can one heart hold
I couldn't tell you
All the tears
She's cried
I guess she's gonna
'Til the day she dies
How much
Can one heart hold

If the heart
Is a bottomless pit
You gotta watch
What you put in it
How much
Can one heart hold
Before you know
It you're carrying around
A ton of stuff
That'll weigh you down
How much
Can one heart hold

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