Billy Bragg - Mansion On The Hill Lyrics




There's a place out on the edge of town, sir
Rising above the fact'ries and the fields
Ever since I was a child, I can remember
That mansion on the hill

In the day, you can see children playing
On the road that leads to those gates of hardened steel
Steel gates that completely surround, sir
The mansion on the hill

At night, my daddy'd take me and we'd ride
Through the streets of a town so silent and still
Park on a back road along the highway side
Look up at that mansion on the hill

In the summer, all the lights would shine
There'd be music playing, people laughing all the time
Me and my sister we'd hide out in the tall corn fields
Sit and listen to that mansion on the hill

Tonight, down here in Linden town
I watch the cars rushing home from the mill
There's a beautiful full moon rising
Above that mansion on the hill

There's a beautiful full moon rising
Above that mansion on the hill





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  1. alex arolas garcia

    Esta buena canción la compuso BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN y la canto en el año 1982 y la versiono BILLY BRAGG AND THE BLOKES en el año 2003

  2. Tigerpuffer

    Shoulda done Ghost Of Tom Joad.

  3. twangville

    not bad at all the pics !! go well with Bragg's rendition of Springsteen's composition

  4. 123tgw

    PS: interestingly, someone on Mr Bragg's Facebook site who went to school with him told me he used to hang around on the periphery of a bunch of bullies and used to egg them on to pick on other students. He also told me that actually, for all his 'working class hero' stuff, he lived in the 'posh' part of Barking. Not for years though. You get singled out for 'treatment' by Billy & his followers & banned if you have the temerity to air an opinion which differs from the official 'party line'.

  5. 123tgw

    What a voice!