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HOW MANY WORDS?

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


            I.  if you'd melt that wall of ice around you,
                you'd have tears enough to fill a lake
                that empties and becomes an empty canyon.
                I'd try to fill it up for your own sake.
                   but how many words would it take?
                   (how many words would it take?)
                   I'd try to fill it up for your own sake.
                   (how many words would it take?)

           II.  I'd give you artificial inspiration,
                and heart-to-heart resuscitation, too.
                I'd pull the puppet strings of your sleepwalk.
                but if the only shade of light is blue,
                   how could I make a rainbow out of you?
                   (how could I make a rainbow out of you?)
                   if the only shade of light is blue.
                   (how could I make a rainbow out of you?)
                      and how many words will it take?
                      (how many words would it take?)
                      I'd try to build you up for your own sake.
                      (how many words would it take?)

     CHORUS A:  how can I make you breathe today?
                do I say,
                inhale-exhale-inhale-exhale,
                night and day?
                inhale-exhale-inhale,
                until I'm old and grey?

          III.  how soon the sun is setting on this old day.
                poison ivy dying everywhere.
                let's turn around and face the other way now.
                it's summer in the other hemisphere.
                and soon the spinning earth will take us there.
                (soon the spinning earth will take us there.)
                it's summer in the other hemisphere.
                (soon the spinning earth will take us there.)
                   and how many words would it take?
                   (how many words would it take?)
                   I'd try to build you up for your own sake.
                   (how many words would it take?
                   I gotta know.)

     CHORUS B:  how can I make you breathe today?
                do I say,
                inhale-exhale-inhale-exhale,
                night and day?
                inhale-exhale-inhale...
                until you have your way?

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