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From: Paul Leafgreen ""
Words and music:  Tony Arata
Performer: Patty Loveless
Album: When the Fallen Angels Fly


1.Break us down by our elements
       F          G
  And you might think He failed

  We're not copper for one penny or
       F     G       G
  Even iron for one nail
         F                C
  And a dollar would be plenty
           G       C
  To buy twenty of us
          F          C
  Until true love is added
            G           C
  To these handfuls of dust

   F          C     G
  Handful of dust, handful of dust
   F           C           g         C
  Sums up the richest and poorest of us
    F               C            G    Am
  True love makes priceless the worthless
      F         C           G          C
  Whenever it's added to a handful of dust

2.However small though our worth may be
  When shared between two hearts
  Is even more than it would ever be
  Measured on its own apart
  And our half what it could be
  Is now twice what it's worth
  When true love is added
  To these handfuls of dust

Repeat Chorus