That's all the lumber you sent (6/26/13)

 Kathy Mattea was here on  her birthday last week and helped us celebrate our 150th birthday. She has a song on her “Rose” cd that I think we all need to hear the lyrics too…

 

Said a friend to a friend one day

Was a man who passed away

St. Peter met him at the gate

 

Pete said “Walk with me if you will 

and I’ll take you to this house you built

Man said I can’t wait

 

Past a mansion made of stone

With each new house is shown

They get smaller by degree

 

Stopped in front of a two room shack

Said I hope your happy with that

Man said how can this be

 

Pete said..that’s all the lumber you sent

Looks like the builder, man he’s got your number

That’s all the lumber you sent

 

Man didn’t know what to say

With God, he’s blown away

You mean this is what I deserve?

 

Pete said, yea, I’m afraid it’s so

Too late but now you know

Should have done better work

 

You mean not lie and cheat

Helping old ladies cross the street

Pete says, well that’s a start

 

Remember that man back in that great big house

He found out early what’s it’s all about

Built that place with his heart

 

As for you, that’s all the lumber you sent

Looks like the builder, man he’s got your number

That’s all the lumber you sent

 

What if that man is me

And I failed that miserablee

Showing me things I don’t wanna see

 

St. Peter if you can

send me back to earth again

Is that something you can do?

 

Pete said, it ain’t up to me

If it was I’d like to see

How you planned to improve

 

He said I’d love God and fellow man

Take a wife and take a stand

Be the givinist guy I can be

 

And when I get back to this neighborhood

There would be a gigantic pile of wood

And I’d say what’s this I see

 

You’d tell me, that’s all the lumber 

All of your lumber

that’s all the lumber  you send

 

The big boss will help you

Hammer it all together

That’s all the lumber you sent