That Kind Of Guy

from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts by Cat Faber

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This is about The Red Death Podcast; a song for James, one of the characters.

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That Kind Of Guy
Lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2020

I lay out the bricks to the plumbob and string
In a pattern that bonds the whole wall as one thing;
Stretchers lie lengthwise along the whole run,
And the headers that cross bond two layers as one.

By the sweat of my brow while there’s light in the sky
I work for a future no rules will deny;
I’m a plain simple man, but I help where I can.
I guess I’m just that kind of guy

I dream of Kentucky, remembering when,
And sweet as the first time, I kiss you again.
The strength of your arms holds the comfort I seek,
And I wake in the morning with tears on my cheek.

By the sweat of my brow while there’s light in the sky
I work for a future no rules will deny;
I’m a plain simple man, but I help where I can.
I guess I’m just that kind of guy

I stare at your letters and know in my heart
We must soon reach across or risk falling apart
But the city’s not safe and I ask of the stars
Is there anywhere safe for a love such as ours?

By the sweat of my brow while there’s light in the sky
I work for a future no rules will deny;
I’m a plain simple man, but I help where I can.
I guess I’m just that kind of guy

I can’t go to you till this danger is by—
I don’t dare have you here and I can’t tell you why;
I don’t trust a letter my fears to discuss—
Something must break and I’m scared it is us

By the sweat of my brow while there’s light in the sky
I work for a future no rules will deny;
I’m a plain simple man, but I help where I can.
I guess I’m just that kind of guy

Those who would part us can all go to hell;
I have solved bigger problems; I’ll solve this as well.
Bonds are my business; I know all the tricks
Let me set up the plumb bob and lay out the bricks...

By the sweat of my brow while there’s light in the sky
I work for a future no rules will deny;
I’m a plain simple man, but I help where I can.
I guess I’m just that kind of guy

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from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts, released January 25, 2020

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Cat Faber Tennessee

I write music about science fiction and fantasy subjects, commonly referred to as "filk."

I write much faster than I can record. Recent songs may be found at my website--the URL is given below.

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