The Weaver's Answer

Album: Family Entertainment (1969)
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  • Weaver of life, let me look and see
    The pattern of my life gone by
    Shown on your tapestry
    Just for one second, one glance upon your loom
    The flower of my childhood could appear within this room
    Does it of my youth show tears of yesterday
    Broken hearts within a heart as love first came my way

    Did the lifeline patterns change as I became a man
    An added aura untold blends as I asked for her hand
    Did your golden needle sow its thread virginal white
    As lovers we embraced as one upon our wedding night

    Did you capture all the joys, the birth of our first son
    The happiness of family made a brother for the one
    The growing of the brothers, the manliness that grew
    Is it there in detail, is it there to view
    Do the sparks of life grow bright as one by one they wed
    To live as fathers, husbands, apart from lives they've led

    Are my lover's threads cut off when aged she laid to rest
    My sorrow blacking out a space upon our woven crest
    A gathering for the last time as her coffin slowly lain
    Ash to ashes, dust to dust, one day we will regain
    Does it show the visits when grandchildren on my knee
    But only hearing laughter when age took my sight from me

    Lastly through these last few years of loneliness maybe
    Does by sight a shooting star fade from your tapestry
    But wait, there in the distance your loom I think I see
    Could it be that after all my prayers you've answered me
    After days of wondering I see the reason why
    You've kept it to this minute for I'm about to die

    Weaver of life, at last now I can see
    The pattern of my life gone by upon your tapestry Writer/s: JOHN WHITNEY, ROGER MAXWELL CHAPMAN
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, CARLIN AMERICA INC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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