True To A 16th

from by Cat Faber

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This song was written for a song contest, with the theme "It's not Rocket Science." The first thing that popped into my mind was that rocket *science* is fairly easy; it's rocket *engineering* and rocket *manufacture* that are difficult.

lyrics

True To A Sixteenth
lyrics and melody by Catherine Faber, 2010

I've worked in the boat shop for months now
Building another canoe
And when I am stressing, this boat-builder's blessing
Says what I already knew.

This isn't some space engineering
Sweetie it's cedar and glue
This isn't a rocket you're building--
If it's true to a sixteenth, it's true!

I want to make everything perfect.
It's something I simply can't do.
For comfort in sooth, I must cling to this truth:
If it's true to a sixteenth, it's true.

The forms must be laid out exactly
Any flaw will forever show through.
Any bend, any twist, will forever exist...
If it's true to a sixteenth, it's true.

credits

from The King's Lute, released July 28, 2012

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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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