Stone By Stone

Words & Music by Mae Robertson

Well, I’ve never been the kind who could wait for the story’s end
Always trying to tell the bad guys from the good
Always peeking ahead to see where the story’s going
Just to see if it turns out the way I thought it would

Stone by stone – I am building a great cathedral
Cup by cup – I draw the water from the well
Step by step – I’m headed in the right direction
Day by day – I got a brand new story

Across the field the sun moves towards the Blue Ridge in the west
And I cannot wait to see each color that’s revealed
But when the clouds roll in and cover up the mountains
I do my best to see the beauty of the field

Stone by stone – I am building a great cathedral
Cup by cup – I draw the water from the well
Step by step – I’m headed in the right direction
Day by day – I got a brand new story

Even on the darkest night
When you cannot feel its pull
When there’s only slivered light
The moon is always full

Stone by stone – I am building a great cathedral
Cup by cup – I draw the water from the well
Step by step – I’m headed in the right direction
Day by day – I got a brand new story
© 2000 Mae Robertson/Lyric Partners (BMI),
From Stone By Stone
www.maerobertson.com

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