Wilma got no sleep last night
a line of storms came through
baby woke up cryin’
took awhile to soothe
elbows on the table’s edge
tired to the bone
she heard a song in her head
just seemed to come along

if you stand real still
if you stand real still
if you stand real still
you can hear a heart beat

John made some money
he laid it down
at the cash and loan counter they
had his guitar
he sat down on a wood chair
with a look on his face
say now it’s good my friend
after weeks and days

if you stand real still
if you stand real still
if you stand real still
you can hear a heart beat

little girl with a jump rope
Showin’ off for a boy
so much they don’t know
so young and full of joy
tangled hair and a summer dress
and a shy look there
laughter mixin’ with the dust
the breeze lifts in the air

if you stand real still
if you stand real still
if you stand real still
you can hear a heart beat

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