The Carpenter

04:06
Taylor Rogers
2014
Taylor Rogers

Lyrics

Her daddy is a building man

He built her up a feeding top

Log by log, he stacked them tall

Her daddy is a building man

Built her up a dreaming bed

Stone by stone, a girl’s small throne

 

His body made weak for the bread that she eats 

The sweat on his brow laid her yellow head down 

 

Her daddy is a shelterer

He made her walls of freedom

Brick by brick, he laid them thick

Her daddy is a shelterer

Made her up a fireplace

Rock by rock, her warmth was wrought

 

His back brazen brown by the sun coming down 

Her heat in command by the work of his hands 

 

Her daddy is a carpenter

Stacks his ladder to the sky

Rung by rung, he climbs back up

Her daddy is a carpenter

Just like the Holy One

High above he, looks so lovely

 

With hammer in hand he tells her his plan 

“I’ll work all my days so my children can play 

And never complain of my labor or pain 

I’ll give of my skin so my family can live ”