Song Name: A House for A Rich Man

Songwriter: Mike P. Ryan

Copyright: 2011

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Lyrics:

VERSE
On a warm, late summer morning
As the sun it it burns off all the dew
I kick the sawdust off my work boots
And I think about why I love you
And as I slip on my old leather work gloves
I can't help but think of the times
You slipped your hand in mine, and you looked in my eyes
And said Baby, it'll all be just fine

CHORUS

And I'm building a house for a rich man
Pounding these nails into wood
And he'll have this big home, but he'll still be alone
And his money won't do him no good
Now the folks around here say he's lucky
He's a millionaire at thirty-two
But when day fades to night, and he turns out the light,
he's alone and I'm here next to you
He's alone, and I'm here next to you

VERSE
So I take out my old beat up hammer
And I grab me a ten penny nail
Thinking how your strong spirit binds our lives together
And how side-by-side we'll never fail
And I work my way through the long morning
And I listen to my radio
Thinking how your soft voice is the song I love most
And your love helps our family grow

CHORUS
And I'm building a house for a rich man
Pounding these nails into wood
And he'll have this big home, but he'll still be alone
And his money won't do him no good
Now the folks around here say he's lucky
He's a millionaire at thirty-two
But when day fades to night, and he turns out the light,
he's alone and I'm here next to you
He's alone, and I'm here next to you

BRIDGE
Oh, and mansions of stone they will crumble and fall down one day
And diamonds and gold turn to dust, and the dust blows away
But we have here together it never grows old
Cause you can't put a price on true love and a firm hand to hold

VERSE
Well the long work day it is endin'
And the sky turns to purple and red
And I pack up my tools in the back of my truck
with visions of you in my head
And I know you'll be there a waitin',
With a kiss as I walk through the door
And a hug from our kids, who shout "Daddy, you're home"
Who could ask for anything more

FINAL CHORUS
And I don't have the house of a rich man
But Honey that's alright with me
We've got love we got fun we got kids on the run
We're a happy family
And I guess you could say we've been lucky
We've done OK me and you
As months turn to years
through the laughter and the tears
I'll be right here, next to you
Yes, I'll be right here next to you

And I'm building a house for a rich man….