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God’s Little Half Acre

Marvin Adcock

August 13, 2018

Genre: Country

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This is a true story about a humble man who lived his life exemplifying "You can always find someone that's got it worse, help 'em if you can."


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Dori Weaver

Listening and be touched by this story Marvin.  The chorus is strong and the truth is honest and heartfelt.  Really love this song Marvin.

August 13, 2018

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Bob Abner

Marvin, a nice set of lyrics which tells a sweet story—one thing I noticed (may not be an issue for anyone else)—I was sort of hoping that the bridge (“Three weeks passed, I went back…”) would musically build more (be sort of a musical “high point”). Anyway, one more nice set of lyrics—you seem to excel at turning out strong lyrics!  Best wishes for all your songs!

August 14, 2018

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Bob Abner

fwiw, I have thought several times that if you could do some co-writing with someone who is as strong “musically” as you are strong “lyrically”—that seems like it might well be a fruitful venture!!!

August 14, 2018

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Jack Speer

Marvin, listening to your songs is like taking a potion of medication from a tribal medicine man.  Because, regardless of how I felt before hearing one of your songs, I always feel better afterwards.

August 14, 2018

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Sonya Dauth

Hi Marvin
Very well done.
Great story song. What a lovely man he must’ve been.
I can hear Kenny Chesney or Garth Brooks in this one.
Cheers
Sonya

August 16, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

Wow Marvin, you continue to blow me away with your songwriting, arranging, instrument tracks, vocals, lyrics and storytelling that makes me feel right there with you and your characters, and production values! Awesome song, from your number one fan!

August 16, 2018

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Guy Michael

Marvin,
Very nice story and great message; loved it!

August 17, 2018

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Dori Weaver

Listening and be touched by this story Marvin.  The chorus is strong and the truth is honest and heartfelt.  Really love this song Marvin.

August 13, 2018

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Bob Abner

Marvin, a nice set of lyrics which tells a sweet story—one thing I noticed (may not be an issue for anyone else)—I was sort of hoping that the bridge (“Three weeks passed, I went back…”) would musically build more (be sort of a musical “high point”). Anyway, one more nice set of lyrics—you seem to excel at turning out strong lyrics!  Best wishes for all your songs!

August 14, 2018

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Bob Abner

fwiw, I have thought several times that if you could do some co-writing with someone who is as strong “musically” as you are strong “lyrically”—that seems like it might well be a fruitful venture!!!

August 14, 2018

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Jack Speer

Marvin, listening to your songs is like taking a potion of medication from a tribal medicine man.  Because, regardless of how I felt before hearing one of your songs, I always feel better afterwards.

August 14, 2018

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Sonya Dauth

Hi Marvin
Very well done.
Great story song. What a lovely man he must’ve been.
I can hear Kenny Chesney or Garth Brooks in this one.
Cheers
Sonya

August 16, 2018

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Reid Yamamoto

Wow Marvin, you continue to blow me away with your songwriting, arranging, instrument tracks, vocals, lyrics and storytelling that makes me feel right there with you and your characters, and production values! Awesome song, from your number one fan!

August 16, 2018

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Guy Michael

Marvin,
Very nice story and great message; loved it!

August 17, 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

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