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With heavy heart, we share the news that Patrick's father, Reuben, passed away last evening in Marquette. He was a genuine Yooper who raised his family and tended the farm near Pelkie, Michigan. His legacy will carry on through his children, many grandchildren, and those who were fortunate to have
 
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Somebody Lived Here
Lyrics
Somebody Lived Here
Bryan Poirier, Manitou Passage Music, ASCAP ©2006

In 1864 he?d earned his way out of the war
Coming home to find his family and his wife
He was tired of wars and racists and he longed for open spaces
So they headed west to start another life

They stopped in what is Michigan knowing no need to move again
They knew that they?d found home
Roots could be placed right here, the air was clean the water clear
?Neath a northern light?s dome

Chorus
Somebody Lived Here
Somebody laughed and cried
Somebody Lived Here
Someone was born and died
Somebody Lived Here, but now just memories hide here
Somebody Lived Here
Now here am I

Over there they had a garden with more rocks then they had bargained
Through that window the morning sun would shine
A swing from that birch tree, those pines broke the cool breeze
Storing for the winter was a race with time

Jake was born that autumn, his death next spring left all stunned
In the village you can find his grave
But, by December little Lyla came, the cycle of life begun again
Making memories to save

Chorus

Bridge
The young folks moved away
The old ones chose to stay
This land was their whole life
How could they say goodbye?

The path they wore I walk along now, overgrown, they?re all gone now
Only weathered walls remain
The roof?s collapsed and rotten, a home now long forgotten
The day will come when, of me, they wonder the same

Chorus
Description
Short Song Description:
After stumbling upon the fragments of an old house, I began to imagine what their life may have been like at the time.
Long Song Description:
After stumbling upon the fragments of an old house, I began to imagine what their life may have been like at the time. The area of Good Harbor Bay near Leland once was the home for more than 300 people around 1900. Now, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes N
Story Behind the Song:
While hiking the woods with my father, we happened upon this old foundation with a few partial walls remaining. You could see where the kitchen and various rooms had been. There was very little left. I said to dad, "Somebody lived here. This was there
Credits
Lyric Credits: Bryan K Poirier
Music Credits: Bryan K Poirier
Producer Credits: New Third Coast
Publisher Credits: Bryan K Poirier
Performance Credits: New Third Coast
Metadata
Song Length: 4:55
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Region
Subject Matter 2: General
Mood 1: Peaceful
Mood 2: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Paul Simon
Similar Artist 2: James Taylor
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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