Son Of A Carpenter

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In the times too short to follow
A man as cold as steel
A work that can only be swallowed
By a fire lit kiln
Now the times are heavy on his shoulders
For the people who pave our way
No more running for the future
‘Cause the past is here today
For the son of a carpenter
I can feel your pain, yeah
For the son of a carpenter
Alone again
Decades of sorrow, war, and grief
And too many things going wrong
Land is wasted
Time is running short
For their power is much too strong
For the son of a carpenter
I can feel your pain
For the son of a carpenter
Alone again, alone again
Well don’t you know, oh no, no
He has nothing but to be left alone
His hands and work should
Will be carried on
From a third generation son
To a future grandchild
The son of a carpenter
Makes the whole world smile
Decades of sorrow and grief
Too many things going wrong
A man is wasted
The time is running short
For the work of a carpenter
Will carry on, will carry on
For the son of a carpenter
I can feel your pain
For the son of a carpenter
Alone again
For the son of a carpenter
Don’t you know, don’t you know, don’t you know
For the son of a carpenter


Written by: Taylor Hicks