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“Livin’ Outside The Box” Official Lyric Video

November 21, 2023

It is Thanksgiving in two days. It is my favorite holiday.

“Gonna catch a greyhound, gonna catch a flight, ’cause being homebound you miss a lot of life….” is my favorite lyric in this official lyric video.

My friend Jennie List wrote those words back in 2021.

If you had told me six years ago that I was going to write a song about being “in a prison that no one could ever see,” and that would somehow turn into running off to Nashville and recording songs—a whole bunch of them—I would not have believed you.

Prison. Homebound.

I am so grateful not to be held down by either one any longer.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.