Broken Heart Land

from by Owen Temple

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How did your past get stuck in a pawnshop
Seems everything you owned is held in hock
At the only store open on this whole downtown block
On a shelf next to records and pistols
I found your old guitar
I saw your Chevy Nova down at the salvage yard

We got heartaches all around
Got miles of rusted towns
I sit back and wonder how it all slipped through your hands
Factories crumble away
Like the long gone glory days of a broken heart land

Down in the alley by the warehouse
I found a painting on a wall that you did
You wrote your name in letters six feet high
So there's no mistaking this is where you lived
The dreams you had
Thought they would all come true
But they just faded out like this old picture you drew

We got heartaches all around
Got miles of rusted towns
I sit back and wonder how it all slipped through your hands
Farmland just blows away
Like the long gone glory days of a broken heart land

So I threw your old guitar off the bridge into the river
Driftwood taking on water slipping away

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(Owen Temple, Jeff Burkhart, Gordy Quist)
(c) 2008 Owen Temple Music (BMI) / Jeff Burkhart (BMI) / Gordy Quist Music (ASCAP)

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from Dollars and Dimes, released June 9, 2009

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