Up on the Hillside

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Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC ( /ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. His most recent album was released in March 2011. He has written songs in styles ranging from folk to jazz-influenced rock to rock and roll. more »


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Up on the hillside you can see the cross shine 
Out in the alley hear the hungry dog whine 
You and I, friend, sit waiting for a sign 
See how the sunset makes the lake look like wine 
Over the mountain I can hear myself called 
I want to come running but my window's too small 
The cliffs are so high and I might fall 
What were you saying? -- oh, it's nothing at all 
Yes, the world's in convulsions and the weather is fine 
Buicks get bigger and five cents costs a dime 
I must get going, you know, there's not much time T
he road is waiting and I'm running out of rhyme 
Up on the hillside, see how the cross does shine

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Up on the Hillside