I Used To Be Your Carpenter...

(NOW I'M JUST A TOOL)

Music & Lyrics by J. Byrd Fuddly

VERSE ONE

I guess I should have noticed long before today / The foundation that our love was built on slowly fell away / I used to think that we were joined, dovetailed for all time / But that's before I found out that you've never been just mine


CHORUS ONE

The amish have a saying that a house is brick and board / But the whole thing falls apart if you shack up with a whore / I thought I had you nailed you down, You played me for a fool / I used to be your Carpenter, Now I'm just a Tool


VERSE TWO

You started sourcing out your work and you left me all alone / To sand my own wood in the basement of our loving home / My tears are mixed with linseed oil as I ponder why I failed / I hope you catch the tetanus playing with his rusty nail


CHORUS TWO

The amish have a saying that a house is brick and board / But the whole thing falls apart if you shack up with a whore / I thought I had you nailed down, You played me for a fool / I used to be your Carpenter, Now I'm just a Tool


VERSE THREE

I always was a straight edge but I never was too bright / I believed that you were goin' to church when you left here every night / I finally saw the light myself and I can take no more / You don't get those kind of rug burns from prayin' to the Lord


CHORUS THREE

The amish have a saying that a house is brick and board / But the whole thing falls apart if you shack up with a whore / I thought I had you nailed down, You played me for a fool / I used to be your Carpenter, Now I'm just a Tool


VERSE FOUR

I think that we should go our ways and cut our house in two / There ain't no screwin' good enough to patch things up with you / I wonder if my accident is why you won't come back / Since I cut off my whole finger and the one that's next to that


CHORUS FOUR

The amish have a saying that a house is brick and board / But the whole thing falls apart if you shack up with a whore / I thought I had you nailed down, You played me for a fool / I used to be your Carpenter, Now I'm just a Tool


I used to be your Carpenter, Now I'm just a Tool