Family Tree (Murphey Michael Martin)

Gonna buy some wood every size and length Gonna build it good using all my strength Gonna clear the land where the house will be And start another branch of the family tree Gonna chalk a line and lay a walnut floor Build the walls of pine and hang a cherry door I'll cut the beams above from mahogany And I'll get the love from the family tree I've wandered far and I've walked alone Till the morning star finally led me home Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be Living in the shade of the family tree Gonna fill this place like my daddy did With a friendly face and a bunch of kids Even though he's gone he's a part of me As I carry on this family tree Girl, the wind may blow and the clouds may come Bringing ice and snow, blocking out the sun The earth may quake and the ground may freeze They will never shake this family tree I've wandered far and I've walked alone Till the morning star finally led me home Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be Living in the shade of the family tree Mama look at him, don't he look like me He's the latest limb on the family tree Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be Living in the shade of the family tree Now I'm here to stay where I was meant to be Living in the shade of the family tree