Tradesman Connection

Words: Jóhann Steinarsson
Music: The Rainbow Connection by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher
Dedicated to all the unsung heroes on the sidelines of the battle, and whose passions lean towards the more peaceful life.

Why are there so many songs about fyrdsmen,
And how they love fighting all day?
Fyrdsmen are vicious, so utterly ruthless,
Itís best to stay out of their wayÖ

Some say itís fun and some tell me to try it,
I know itís just not for me.
Someday weíll find it, the tradesman connection,
The carvers, the weavers, and me.

Who says that everyone must armor up one day,
And take their licks on the list field?
Somebody thought of that, and some folks believe it,
But I need not sword nor a shield,

Iím just a artist, a simple young artist,
'Tis all that I need, don't you see?
Someday weíll find it, the tradesman connection,
The brewers, the bakers, and me.

All of us, plying our skills,
Just sharing our gifts can be magicÖ

Are you a metalsmith? A sculptor or singer?
You might hear us calling your name.
Will you sit with us, and show us your talents?
For sharing and learningís our aim.

Iíve thought it over and just canít deny it,
The artisan's life, thatís for me.
Someday weíll find it, the tradesman connection,
The builders, the dreamers, and me.

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