Join The Community

Connect, showcase, get feedback and grow as a songwriter. Join the Frettie community today!

God’s Little Half Acre

Marvin Adcock

January 30, 2018

Genre: Rock

More by Marvin


Likes

Our Sponsors

Learn the art, craft & business of songwriting from hit songwriter, Brent Baxter!

Likes:

Views: 716

Responses: 2




Share

Report

About This Song


This song was originally written and demoed contemporary country, but after hearing it my friend Paul DeMarco from the UK had a larger vision for the song. Paul produced and recorded the song in the styling of Shawn Mullins, and this is the result. Paul is extremely talented as both an artist and a producer.


2 Responses


Kevin Fox

Awesome Job Great message. I enjoyed ..Great structure and Story ..A+ LIFES A SONG ENJOY THE MELODY

January 30, 2018

Tommy Grimes III

I have no “it would be better if” thoughts here, can’t think how it could be better wink TY for sharing!

January 31, 2018


You must be signed in to post feedback.


1

Kevin Fox

Awesome Job Great message. I enjoyed ..Great structure and Story ..A+ LIFES A SONG ENJOY THE MELODY

January 30, 2018

1

Tommy Grimes III

I have no “it would be better if” thoughts here, can’t think how it could be better wink TY for sharing!

January 31, 2018


God’s Little Half Acre

Written by Marvin Adcock

At the Eventide Convalescent Center - every third Saturday
Dad and I would go eat dinner - with aunt Opal who was eighty-eight
I was pickin’ at my food when an old black man - sat down at the table by me
He looked me in the eye and said, “How do you do, - my name’s Cushinberry.”

Said I was born in an all black town in Kansas - called Nickodemus
In World War II was an Army medic - then settled in Topeka
I was fortunate to have a good momma and dad - who taught me all about God’s grace
The same way son that yours have - or you wouldn’t be here today

You can always find someone that’s got it worse - help ‘em if you can
God put us on this earth - to help our fellow man
If you go out of your way to help somebody - you’re returned the favor
Cause the time we spends just payin’ rent - for God’s little half acre

He said for years I gave away food and cloths – had a Christian Mission store
Had a sign that read “for the needy, not the greedy” - that hung above the door
I like to think I gave hope and dreams - to folks who didn’t have any
But son I saw things that just shouldn’t be - here in the land of plenty

You can always find someone that’s got it worse - help ‘em if you can
God put us on this earth - to help our fellow man
If you go out of your way to help somebody - you’re returned the favor
Cause the time we spends just payin’ rent - for God’s little half acre

Three weeks passed, I went back, they told me he had died
Mumblin’ somethin’ about a little piece of ground – waitin’ on the other side

You can always find someone that’s got it worse - help ‘em if you can
God put us on this earth - to help our fellow man
If you go out of your way to help somebody - you’re returned the favor
Cause the time we spends just payin’ rent - to this day I think of him - visitin’ with all his friends
on God’s little half acre

×