"Dead Man's Hill" as written by and Amy Elizabeth Ray....
We were down at dead man's hill
Smoking vines like cigarettes
Looking through the trashy mags
Trying to feel what's coming next
You told me of crashing cars
Older brothers and late night bars
I told you what I feel most
And you kept it like a ghost forever

Don't you write it down
Remember this in your head
Don't take a picture
Remember this in your heart
Don't leave a message
Talk to me face to face
Talk to me face to face

Lying on the bright blue jumping mat
Dinner bell is ringing
Barking dogs and model planes
And the sound of passing trains
We watch for bonfires in the sky
On the beach in July
Spin the bottle steal the kiss
Postcards to the one I miss forever
The one I miss forever

Don't you write it down
Remember this in your head
Don't take a picture
Remember this in your heart
I'll leave a message
When everything comes apart
(Talk to me face to face)
(Talk to me face to face)
(Everything comes apart)
I'll leave a message
When everything comes apart

I remember cats on fire
Gasoline a burning spiral
Standing underneath the night
Fighting back with all my might
Empty cans and charred remains
Find them in the heat of day
On the top of dead man's hill
This is what I know of shame forever


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"Dead Man's Hill" as written by Amy Elizabeth Ray

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    General Comment... this song reminds this, that these moements are real and worth remembering.

    I personally have postcards I could write forever.
    No one has said anything about this song that I have loved for years upon years?
    So this song could tell many a stories but it is the message it reeks that gives it it's impotance.

    Don't we all have the moments that are precious as they are. Nothing need be done to them except recognizing their beauty and how it affects us.
    whateverifeellikeon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment... this song reminds this, that these moements are real and worth remembering.

    I personally have postcards I could write forever.
    No one has said anything about this song that I have loved for years upon years?
    So this song could tell many a stories but it is the message it reeks that gives it it's impotance.

    Don't we all have the moments that are precious as they are. Nothing need be done to them except recognizing their beauty and how it affects us.
    whateverifeellikeon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is a "coming of age" story about ones sexuality (realization of homosexuality??). The mix of excitement and shame. The longing and ache for each other.

    The chorus is what say it all to me. "Don't you write it down. Remember this in your heart". Knowing that you are feeling something perceived as "wrong" yet can't over come the emotional power of it. "(Talk to me face to face)". Never fully communicating your thoughts and emotions and always having to read the subtly and nuances of relationships/situations.

    I'm always emotionally moved when I listen to this song. Such mature writing/ideas on such a immature subject.

    kellanchristopheron July 01, 2010   Link

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