Song Name: Give My Heart to My Brother

Songwriter: Ryan Long

Copyright: 2008

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Lyrics:

Give My Heart to My Brother by Ryan Long

When I was born into this big wide world my heart had a little hole
All it meant was I never could play very hard and I always had to run kinda slow
Mom and Dad always looked out for me
but I was born to be wild and I ran away when I was seventeen

Next Valentine's Day my sister got a little red heart shaped box of chocolates from our dad
She was the apple of his eye and you know since I stayed gone, she was the only child he really had
She hugged Daddy's neck with a tear and put the box in Momma's hand, said "I don't mean to be ungrateful, but please do me a favor if you can."

Give my heart to my brother He needs to come home
There are a lot of us here, who hate that he's gone
Give my heart to my brother He doesn't need to live alone
With this gift from me maybe he will see that he is loved

One rainy Friday night I was at a party that got busted up at the Grainger homestead
I jumped the fence and ran half way across the field and fell down gasping When they finally found me I was almost dead
Doctors said I didn't have long and to the hospital my sister sped
Got hit broadside by a drunk and these were the last few words she said

Give my heart to my brother He needs to come home
There are a lot of us here, who hate that he's gone
Give my heart to my brother He doesn't need to live alone
With this gift from me maybe he will see that he is loved
I'll probably live to be a hundred and never feel the need to roam
Because her heart inside of me is a beacon toward home

She gave her heart to her brother I needed to come home
There are a lot of us here who are glad that I'm home
She gave her heart to her brother I didn't need to live alone
With her gift to me I finally see that I am loved