"Tool" by R&F Newman (BMI)

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Chorus: (Refrain) "Tool" (4x)

Tool © 2006 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

Found just what I needed - on your old workbench
hanging in plain sight

Now there's someone sitting in a nursing home not far away
Dreaming - of the way his favorite chisel fit right in his hand
Remembers running his fingers over - The good greyness of the steel
Honing it to perfection - He can almost feel

Tool - ool Too-oo-ool
Tool - ool Too-oo-ool

When you lent me your ladder - I saw your eyes light
Wish you still could climb

Taste that freedom of scrambling up the side of the house straight to the roof
Birds and treetops - are the only ones around to share this view
The fun of finally swishing the paint brush after the sweaty scraping stuff
You've positioned the extension to reach just far enough

Tool ...

Overalls folded so neat - tough fabric worked hard at
a skill now obsolete

Pause to savor the moment when those giant gears becan to move
Sense of wonder - her small hands could operate machines that stood so huge
Pride in the intimate knowledge - which parts should hum and creak
now these same hands can barely lift a fork to eat

"You know it's funny. You spend all those years waiting for retirement and when you're finally there, all you wish for is that you can go back to work"

Tool ...

Found just what ...

Genre: Folk rock ac (adult contemporary)

Mood: Contemplative story line with a slow to moderate tempo.

About the Song:
Tools - a time comes when we can only dream of using them.
We spend our lives learning skills that we can be proud of. Our tools become an extension of ourselves. Sadly (if we're lucky) we reach an age when we can no longer use them. Many outlive their skills - their hands become too shaky & their pace too unsteady - Even as their minds continue to be sharp. Rich's first introduction into carpentry came when he rebuilt his neighbor's back porch. The neighbor, Frank was a retired carpenter in his 90s. He made a shopping list and then with the materials at hand, he sat in his chair and instructed. When the porch was finished, there was only a 3" scrap of wood left over. The quote at the end of the song is from Rich's Dad when he was in the nursing home.

Title: Tool
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:© 2006

About the Recording:
Title: Tool
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Gazing Globe"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Jeff Thompson(drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA
Review quotes: Music Street Journal - "This is straightforward rock and roll meets Blondie."

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