"Mansion On the Hill" as written by and Neil Young....
Well, I saw an old man walking in my place
And he looked at me, it could have been my face
His words were kind but he's eyes were wild
He said: I got load to love, but I want one more child

There's a mansion on the hill
Psychedelic music fills the air
Peace and love live there still
In that mansion on the hill

Around the next bend, take the highway to the sun
Or the rocky road, it really don't matter which one
I was in hurry but that don't matter now
'Cause I have to get off that road of tears somehow

There's a mansion on the hill
Psychedelic music fills the air
Peace and love live there still
In that mansion on the hill

There's a mansion on the hill
There's a mansion on the hill
There's a mansion on the hill
Psychedelic music fills the air
Peace and love live there still
In that mansion on the hill
Psychedelic music fills the air


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"Mansion on the Hill" as written by Neil Young

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    General CommentNo comment on this song? Its bloody amazing!!!!!!! The lyrics are typically mysterious, but perhaps its about the mansion he owns which he bought from the "Old Man" referred to in Harvest. Therefore in singing about his own home, hes analysing himself (eg peace and love live there still). Just a thought. Whatever its actually about the riff is amazing and probably one of the best song hes written outside the 70's.
    Mr_Soulon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat else could you expect from Old Neil and Crazy Horse. They rock so hard and have solos that could bring you to tears. I beleive that this is about a man lived happily with a crazy life. His music and possibly drugs make him wild, and this is intriguing to Neil.
    ImNeilYoungon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe hippy afterlife.
    Wonder Nedon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, especially the live version on Weld. It sounds like the Mansion on the Hill is a gathering place for nostalgic memories, perhaps the hippie love...beautiful song
    River Wolfon March 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about getting off coke and going back to smoking pot. He realized that speed was making him old and crazy and ruining his life and health and weed was better for peace and happiness and love. The mansion on the hill is the higher place inside himself that he decided to re-connect to. Definitely one of the most rocking jams of all time.
    mrtewon April 14, 2012   Link
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    General Commentmy friend went to a bookstore this week and came back with a couple of books, one was the new Neil book ( which I promptly stole from him :-) on the cover pic Neil is wearing a hat with a little hippie dream pin or patch...

    today I was playing my guitar and this song popped into my mind, no doubt influenced by that pin

    ...mansion on the hill, the hippie dream, its all one song :-))
    riteron October 07, 2012   Link

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