Backyard of Nathan Harvey

by The Hinckley Brothers

Released 2016
Huge Entertainment Group
Released 2016
Huge Entertainment Group
The Hinckley Brothers are a mainstream new-country brothers band from Knoxville, TN
NOTES
This song came as I met the Harvey family from Norwood, LA and heard about how a husband, dad, and all-around good guy was lost suddenly earlier this year. He left behind a wife and two young daughters, one of which had been born only 8 days previous. The stories I've been told of him, although we never met, were enough to inspire me to write this song in honor of him and for those who he's left behind to remember him by. Being in his back yard working and building seemed like I was on holy ground and in a way I did not feel worthy to do something he would've done. But I know that he would be happy that some joy was brought back to his home and we hope this song helps the family heal and continue to remember Nathan in the best way... as a man who was kind, hard-working, motivated, and above all who loved his little family.

"The Backyard of Nathan Harvey"
D. Hinckley 2016

Red door swings in the bayou breeze
Sunshine warms the fallen leaves
Just seems like another autumn day
In the Backyard of Nathan Harvey
In the Backyard of Nathan Harvey

The faded stars and stripes are flying proud
Radio humming in the background
Acorns are falling all around
In the Backyard of Nathan Harvey

And then a little four-year-old girl
Comes flying out his back door
She climbs up on his back and she laughs
And she believes he's coming back

Shop still lit in the back real soft
Where he keeps his drills and bucks and saws
She can't bring herself to turn it off
In the Backyard of Nathan Harvey

It will be four months this Saturday
A new baby girl had just barely came
She'd known her daddy for just eight days

But he worked hard every day
And he loved his family
And now two pretty little girls, they play
In the Backyard of Nathan Harvey
In the Backyard of Nathan Harvey

She says mama why'd he have to go
Mama says only Jesus knows
But when you need him here he'll always be close
In the Backyard of Nathan Harvey

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