My Backyard

My Backyard

Chip Withrow's picture



Liner Notes: 

I like the ukulele/keyboard combo so much that I did it again. And I did indeed write and sing this one as I worked in the backyard a few mornings ago.


My backyard is overgrown
gonna clear the brush gonna do it on my own
My backyard been neglected too long
Gonna work up a good sweat
while I sing this song

My backyard is overgrown
gonna uncover that old porch of stone
Weeds too high and the vines too long
gonna cut, pull and trim
while I sing this song

My backyard is overgrown
gonna make myself a lawn chair throne
My backyard is where I belong
Gonna make it right
while I sing this song

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


headfirstonly's picture

I learned this week that there's a species of bacteria in soil called mycobacterium vaccae that not only acts as a natural antidepressant when we absorb it, it is also suspected of being a cognitive enhancer. We have quite literally co-evolved with it to get a kick out of horticulture...

From the sound of that "porch of stone" you could tell yourself that you're doing archaeology instead of gardening. Much more fun! But clear that yard! I did my back garden on Tuesday and it looks better than it has for years and I am inordinately pleased with myself as a result. Biggrin

coolparadiso's picture

interesting how these instruments play together! timing sounds tricky, so kudos for delivering this nice song!

IA's picture

The keyboard sounds like koto. Very exotic sound!

Now I'm jealous of your backyard! Biggrin I gotta get me one of those. Nice tune about everyday stuff that certainly deserves a song. Working on the yard is one of the great joys of life. Now where's my list of life's great joys...