New Third Coast

New Third Coast

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Folk - Contemporary | Glen Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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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

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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

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


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


Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Country - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Peaceful, Poignant

Subject Matter
Region, General

Similar Artists
Paul Simon, James Taylor
2000 and later

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