“Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
June 15, 2010

(apologies to Burt Bacharach and Hal David)

Anyone who ever worked could look at us
And know that we need jobs.
Anyone who ever dreamed could look at us
And know that we dream of work,
Knowing our kids need food.

Anyone who had a heart
Would create jobs and help us help our kids.
You couldn’t really have a heart and still make
The deficit your main concern.
What are we to do?

Every time you cast a vote to cut the debt
We know that you don’t care.
Needing work the way we do,
We wonder why. Without jobs we can’t live.
Why are you all so cruel?

Anyone who had a heart
Would create jobs and help us help our kids.
You couldn’t really have a heart and still make
The deficit your main concern.
What are we to do?

(instrumental interlude)

Knowing we need work so,
Anyone who had a heart
Would create jobs and help us help our kids.
You couldn’t really have a heart and still make
The deficit your main concern.

Anyone who had a heart would have a clue.
Anyone who had a heart would do his best to
Make sure there were jobs for everyone.
Why won’t you?
Anyone who had a heart would have a clue, yeah!
Anyone who had a heart would do his best to
Make sure there were jobs for everyone.
Why won’t you? Yeah!
Anyone who had a heart would have a clue, yeah!
Anyone who had a heart would do his best to
Make sure there were jobs for everyone.
Why won’t you?

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[DS added the video]

Dionne Warwick – Anyone Who Had a Heart (Live)

albatrosgc’s channel on Mar 9, 2012

Dionne at a BBC TOTP Special in 2002. I love the fact that her voice is getting lower, it gives the song a special depth.