or
Steve Earle

A long time ago, there laid a man,
He had the world in the palm of his hand.
Sultans and kings beat a path to his door,
Had everything but he still wanted more.

One day in Spring came a lady so fair,
And he'd never looked on a beauty so rare.
But he didn't trust her,
So he locked her away,
The gold lost its lustre when the love died that day.

Once you love, once you trust it,
Once you give, your soul is bare.
One false move and you know you're busted,
Once you love, you care.

I knew an old man, lived all alone
A sad little house at the end of the road
Sat on his front porch, in an old rocking chair,
Everyone swore he'd gone crazy down there.
But no-one comes near, so how could they know,
He lost someone dear to him once long ago.
He remembers the laughter, still tastes the tears,
Still calls her name out after all of these years.

Once you love, once you trust it,
Once you give, your soul is bare.
One false move and you know you're busted,
Once you love, you care.

You can keep it all inside,
You can run but you can't hide.
When you think it's safe outside,
Look behind you love will find you.

Once you love, once you trust it,
Once you give, your soul is bare.
One false move and you know you're busted,
Once you love, you care.

Once you trust it,
Once you care. [Repeat: x4]

Written by EARLE, STEVE / CRANE, LARRY
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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