A SIMPLE CARPENTER

1. He was a simple carpenter, an ordinary bloke;
though his hands were rough, his heart was good.
He was a simple carpenter, and others made their jokes, but he kept his peace, he worked the wood.

But Joseph didn't know, Joseph didn't know, Joseph didn't know
how she came by the child.

2. He was a simple carpenter, she was a gentle girl - as he drove the nails, she watched his hands.
He was a simple carpenter, she was the gentle girl he would marry soon - they made their plans.

3. He was a simple carpenter who listened to his dreams, though his doubts were strong, he still believed.
He was a simple carpenter who listened to his dreams, so he wed his girl, he loved her child.


Norman Habel & Robin Mann © 1988


 

2021 - Where do we go from here?

Breezin' along in my Japanese coupe, breezin' along with the windows down. The dog keeps sniffing the air - he's got an empty head but he's alright. We've got time to spare, time to get where, we don't know, and who cares?

And the days go fast and the nights go faster
Lord, where do we go from here?
Lord, where do you want me to be? (© Robin Mann 1972)

Some questions keep on coming, and this is one of them.
The pandemic has put a hold on so much, and while Australia is in a better position than many, uncertainty remains.

Two weeks ago I  finished a song 'In the year that's coming'. It ends with:

May your love shine through us,
every day renew us,
keep on coming to us, 
stay with us
in the coming year.