Anyone Who Had A Heart
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Lyrics


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Anyone who ever loved could look at me
And know that I love you
Anyone who ever dreamed could look at me
And know I dream of you
Knowing I love you so

Anyone who had a heart
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
You couldn't really have a heart and hurt me
Like you hurt me and be so untrue
What am I to do

Every time you go away, I always say
This time it's goodbye, dear
Loving you the way I do
I take you back, without you I'd die dear
Knowing I love you so

Anyone who had a heart
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
You couldn't really have a heart and hurt me
Like you hurt me and be so untrue
What am I to do

Knowing I love you so

Anyone who had a heart
Would take me in his arms and love me, too
You couldn't really have a heart and hurt me
Like you hurt me and be so untrue
Anyone who had a heart would love me too
Anyone who had a heart would take me
In his arms and always love me too
Why won't you

Anyone who had a heart
Would love me too, yeah
Anyone who had a heart
Would take me in his arms and always love me
Why won't you, yes





Anyone who had a heart
Would love me too

Overall Meaning

The song "Anyone Who Had a Heart" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas is a soulful ballad that speaks to the pain of unrequited love. The song opens with the singer declaring that anyone who truly loves will be able to see her own love for someone else. She then laments the fact that her own love is not reciprocated, and asks why the person she loves cannot see the depth of her feelings. The chorus echoes this sentiment, insisting that anyone with a heart would take her in their arms and love her.


The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the singer's heartache and confusion. She is torn between her love for the person who does not return her affections and the knowledge that she deserves better. She recognizes that any true lover would never hurt someone they care about, let alone be untrue to them. However, she is still helpless before her own feelings, unable to fully break free from the pain of unrequited love.


Overall, this song speaks to the universal experience of loving someone who does not love you back. It captures the frustration, heartache, and yearning that characterize this painful situation. The singer's powerful vocals and emotional delivery only add to the impact of the lyrics, making this a truly memorable soul ballad.


Line by Line Meaning

Anyone who ever loved could look at me And know that I love you
My love for you is so evident that anyone who has ever felt love before can see it in my eyes


Anyone who ever dreamed could look at me And know I dream of you
Whenever I close my eyes, I dream of you, and anyone who has ever dreamt before can tell that you are in my dreams


Knowing I love you so
My love for you is so strong and genuine, and I want you to know that


Anyone who had a heart Would take me in his arms and love me, too
If you truly care about me, you would hold me and love me without holding back


You couldn't really have a heart and hurt me Like you hurt me and be so untrue What am I to do
I am hurt by your actions and cannot fathom how somebody with a heart could be so unfaithful to me


Every time you go away, I always say This time it's goodbye, dear
Every time you leave, I tell myself it's over, but deep down I know that I will never stop loving you


Loving you the way I do I take you back, without you I'd die dear
I love you so much that I can never stay away from you for long, and without you, I feel like a part of me is missing


Anyone who had a heart Would love me too
I am worthy of love and deserve to be loved by someone who cares for me deeply


Anyone who had a heart Would take me in his arms and always love me too Why won't you
I am pleading for you to love me the way I love you, to hold me and never let me go, but for some reason, you won't


Anyone who had a heart Would love me too, yeah
I truly believe that anyone who is capable of loving would also love me, just like I love them


Anyone who had a heart Would take me in his arms and always love me Why won't you, yes
Again, I am begging for your love and affection, and wondering why you won't love me just as much as I love you




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Burt Bacharach, Hal David

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