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Wood

In the style of

Dan Seals

Lyrics

his old hands
were brown
from the varnish
and the stain

and i had come
to talk in
my youth and
in my pain

i told him that
i was not
the man
i want to be

and i waited
to see
what he
would say

but he just kept
on workin'
as if i wasn't
there

with sweat
on his face
and dust
in his hair

he paused for
a moment when
i'd been there
for a while

he wiped
his brow
i thought
i saw him smile

he just said wood
from the earth
beneath our

feet there
grows a tree
and we can take
it and shape

it for what it's
meant to be

the stronger the fiber
the better for the good
son i believe that men
are just like wood

i handed him
a timber and
he layed it
on the bench

i watched the
lovin' care he
took to measure
every inch

the work it got
harder when
he'd cut across
the grain

but he'd just
put more
shoulder to
the plane

i sat there
beside him as
he carved out
every line

he made a thing
of beauty from
a rough old
piece of pine

he seemed to
have the vision
of what the
end would be

i felt as if some
pieces had
been taken
out of me

he said wood
from the earth
beneath our
feet there
grows a tree

and we can take
it and shape
it for what it's
meant to be

the stronger
the fiber
the better for
the good

son i believe
that men
are just
like wood

i left a little taller
wiser and free
i've learned the
use of tools

for the
carpenter in me

i don't have all
the answers
but there's one thing
i have found

we are the
choices that we
make when the
chips are down
wood

he said the
stronger the
fiber the better
for the good

son i believe
that men
are just like wood
just like wood

Details

  • Duration : 4:09
  • Key : E
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1990
  • Language : English

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