Papa Bill

by Backyard Universe

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A song written in memory of my grandpa Bill, a down right friendly guy who passed December 20th, 2017. You are loved and will be missed.

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Oh Billy Boy, where did your spark come from?
On your four wheeled horse you would run
From first light to the setting sun
Leaving no task left undone

Officer, you're a legend of your own
Around this whole state your name is known
Father dear, to those back at home
Stoney to all the friends who roam

Oh Papa Bill, you met us with a grin
Didn't leave us until we were smiling
Your spirit had a healing hand
You left everyone knowing your a friend


You always knew where you belonged
With your gal by your side your family strong
Your tree ran it's roots so deep
Oh, your memories we'll forever keep


Oh billy boy, as a child you grew ill
As you aged you learned how to deal
Never did feel sorry for your self
You made the best of it your spirit was your wealth

Officer, the stories never end
In This small town you helped defend
Never got the concept of retirement
You always could lend a helping hand

Oh papa Bill, your house is on Fillmore
You made it gorgeous more and more
Now you live forever in our hearts
Sprucing up all the best parts


You always knew where you belonged
With your gal by your side your family strong
Your tree ran it's roots so deep
Oh, your memories we'll forever keep
Oh, your memories we'll forever keep
Oh, your memories we'll forever keep

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released January 15, 2018

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Backyard Universe Twin Falls, Idaho

"Fear has a funny way of diggin' in." Eli Stonemets' affectation is at once a bit cheeky and a little weathered. Through his project Backyard Universe, Stonemets weaves these folksy musings between wiry grooves, elastic & space-soaked guitar lines, and trickling textures. The tunes suggest blurry, triumphant anthems; the words invoke solaced, woodsy reflections. ... more

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