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Emily Higgins: Music

91 Acres

(Emily Higgins)
September 1, 2015
NINETY-ONE ACRES
By Emily Higgins

Waiting in the overgrowth
For new life to begin
Ninety-one acres
That would become his life-long friend

Tangled up in the wild grape vines
Beneath box elder trees
Was the scrap iron, old tires, junk piles and ghost cars
And possibilities

He hauled away over 20 loads
With the help of a brother’s hand
Turned the brown to green again
Healed the wounded land

CHORUS
And the old farm started over
Now the bees feed on the clover
And the sun shines on the homestead
And the fields
And ninety-one acres

Sitting by the country road
Just beyond the gate
A vision, a story
History and fate

It waited in the overgrowth
For new life to begin
Ninety-one acres
His life-long friend

REPEAT CHORUS
And the old farm started over
Now the bees feed on the clover
And the sun shines on the homestead
And the fields
And ninety-one acres