Halo of water, tongue of wood. Skin of stone, long I've stood. My fingers short reach to the sky. Inside my heart men live and die.
I look at you, you look at me, I raise my right, you raise your left.
Thousands lay up gold within this house. But no man made it. Spears past counting guard this house, but no man wards it.
I'm flat. You use me everyday. You need me to live. But you give me away everyday. I'm coloured and I have a founding father on me. What am I?
What binds two people yet touches only one?
Man's most important invention.