"The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" as written by and Grant Hart....
There's a girl who lives on heaven hill
I go up to her cabin still
She keeps a lantern lit for me
And a bottle up on her mantelpiece

She's the girl who lives on heaven hill

She's got a big room and it's always a mess
Worn out shoes and a worn out dress
A worn out smile that she'll wear some more
And a worn out welcome mat by her door

I'd trade big mountains and rooms full of gold
For just one look at the beauty of this woman's soul
Up on heaven hill is where I wanna be
That girl that bottle that mattress and me

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"The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" as written by Grant Vernon Hart


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    General CommentQuite melodic (but still retaining punk edge) and very obvious.

    Its also catchy as hell - just like "Dead Set On Destruction" or "Don't Wanna Know..." it sticks in your head forver.
    Alastison April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHeaven Hill is a brand of cheap wine. It's about being an alky.
    xopchipilion April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not so much about being an alky, but about being young, having an awesome girlfriend, and a nice crash pad to get drunk and get laid. Youthful energy blasted out with Bob's chainsaw guitar attack. It's pure magic.
    leamancon July 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite husker du song. so catchy, raw and gritty. Whenever someone asks me what rock n roll sounds like I point them to this song. Awesome guitar prowess from Bob and good singing from Grant
    weezadamon November 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about a woman (friend of Grant Hart) who was dying from cancer and she was drinking several bottles of "heavens hill" vodka daily because of terrible pain and alcohol for her was like a painkiller. And that was literaly girl who lives on "Heaven Hill" vodka (heavenhill.co.nz/…). Grant told that story in 1990 for one Serbian magazine, i still have it with me.
    bungleoidon November 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe guitar in this song is HUGE. Only behind Celebrated Summer's opening riff in terms of pure, awesome, power. A sort of love song, definitely not formulaic, especially if it's really about alcohol too. You can hear Grant Hart the first two verses, but the last, and best, he's screaming to be heard and you can barely tell what he's saying. Despite caveats regarding the production if you got a problem with that, the song is near perfect, about as much so as Celebrated Summer.
    bAmPaLAmPaDiNgDonGon June 12, 2016   Link

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