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BROKEN IN TWO
by Britt K. Arnesen

Mama comes back just to tell us she’s leaving
Brother don’t take it as well as I do
I’m a few years older to me she’s been colder
I used to have just one heart but she broke it in two
I used to have just one heart but it’s broken in two

Mama’s got a plan gonna solve all her troubles
Moving in with a man she knows can keep her in the booze
She’s taken all the jam, put the salmon in the cans now
Gonna take it all in one load and take us on load two
Yeah she takes it all in one load and don’t come back for load two

Some folks have one heart
And they take it all in one load
Yeah some folks have one heart, mine’s broken in two
It’s broken in two

With Mom and Dad gone we’ve been staying at Grandma’s
Little brother minds his manners, doing well at the school
But summer turned tragic, he slipped from my hand and was
Lost to a crevasse on the glacier last June
Couldn’t hold on with one hand, needed two

Can’t hold on with just one hand
Can’t take it all in one load
And some folks have just one heart, mine’s broken in two

Some kids have a dad, they got parents with a plan
They go to colleges and trade schools, wear brand new shoes
I’m on the ranch taking care of old grandma
I don’t help out with just with one hand, I use two
Can’t hold on with one hand, you need two

You can’t take it all in one load
Can’t hold it all in one hand
And some folks have just one heart, mine’s broken in two
It's broken in two
Yeah some folks have just one heart

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from Solo Acoustic at the Stensrud Building, released December 31, 2012

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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Her latest projects are Nothing to Say by Elijah Jalil and a solo gospel-inspired album, Move in Closer. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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