as long as i have a heart lyrics – kathy mattea

surprise goodbyes and tears unanswered
promises that fall
can leave your precious dreams defenseless
back against the wall

but i will hold them tenderly
your secrets are a part of me

as long as i have a heart, you’ve a safe place to dream in
a tree to carve your name in as long as i have a heart
as long as you need a love that time won’t take away
baby, you have it made as long as i have a heart

a hail of dew, can you think your thoughts in?
a garden where they grow
a peaceful place to settle down in
away from winds that blow

my love will always hold you near
no matter where you go, you’re here

as long as i have a heart, you’ve a safe place to dream in
a tree to carve your name in as long as i have a heart
as long as you need a love that time can’t take away
baby, you have it made as long as i have a heart

your family ties are tightly sewn
my arms will always be your home

as long as i have a heart, you’ve a safe place to dream in
a tree to carve your name in as long as i have a heart
as long as you need a love that time won’t take away
baby, you have it made as long as i have a heart

/ kathy mattea lyrics