Eddy Arnold – A Heart Full of Love (For a Handful of Kisses)

This iconic song, relased in 1948, for the RCA record label, the song was Arnold's eighth number one, where it spent a week at the top of the charts, was not included in any album, was accompanied by the A-side of the single by "Then I Turned and Slowly Walked Away", and continues to capture the essence of genuine love and affection.

 Arnold – A Heart Full of Love: A Timeless Country Classic

Eddy Arnold - A Heart Full of Love
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Are you ready to dive into the heartwarming world of country music? Let’s unravel the timeless tale behind Eddy Arnold’s classic, «A Heart Full of Love (For a Handful of Kisses).» This iconic song, relased in 1948, was written by Eddy Arnold, Steve Nelson and Ray Soehnel, for the RCA record label, the song was Arnold’s eighth number one, where it spent a week at the top of the charts, was not included in any album, was accompanied by the A-side of the single by «Then I Turned and Slowly Walked Away», continues to capture the essence of genuine love and affection, making it a must-listen for all country music enthusiasts.

The Song’s Essence and Meaning

This poignant ballad narrates the tale of a woman who has invested her affection and trust in a man who has proven to be unfaithful and undeserving of her love. Despite his fleeting affections and fleeting moments of happiness, the woman recognizes the gravity of her mistake in giving her heart to someone who has only exploited her feelings for their own gratification.
The overarching theme of the song revolves around the poignant experience of betrayal and heartbreak. The woman grapples with the disillusionment of her misplaced affections, yet she finds resolve in her determination to move forward and seek solace in the arms of someone who truly values her worth.




Artist and Musical Journey

Eddy Arnold - A Heart Full of Love
Eddy Arnold
Eddy Arnold, born on May 15, 1918, in Henderson, Tennessee, was an American country music singer who played a significant role in the Nashville sound (a subgenre of country music) in the late 1950s. He was a prolific artist, scoring 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones, and selling over 85 million records. Arnold was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, being inducted into the latter at the age of 48. He was known for his smooth singing style and was often referred to as «The Tennessee Plowboy.» Arnold’s career spanned over six decades, and he made a lasting impact on the country music industry, earning a reputation as one of the most successful and influential country music artists of all time.
Some of his notable hits include «Cattle Call,» «The Richest Man (in the World),» «Make the World Go Away,» and «Anytime.» Arnold’s achievements and contributions have left a lasting legacy in the world of country music, and he is remembered as a pioneering figure in the genre.

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A Heart Full of Love (For a Handful of Kisses) Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I traded a heart full of love for a handful of kisses
That you were just throwing away
I traded a lifetime of dream for a few carefree moments
That you felt like wasting that day
[Verse 2]
If I had known you didn’t care, I wouldn’t be so blue
‘Cause I’d have left my heart at home and played the game like you
I’m hoping that you had your fun ‘cause that handful of kisses
Has broken my trusting heart in two
[Instrumental Break]
[Verse 3]
I gave you a love that was true for a heart that was fickle
I wish I had known at the time
You had me fooled for a while ‘cause I thought that you meant it
When you said that you would be mine
[Verse 4]
But now that we have said goodbye I see the light of day
I had a moment of happiness but what a price to pay
I traded a heart full of love for a handful of kisses
That you were just throwing away

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