come as we go far away
from the noise of the street
walk a path so narrow
to a place where we feel at ease

some think it is haunting
to be drawn to the cemetery ground
as we
there's a stillness here
thankful found

child's pose angelic
a stone lamb at her feet
part the matted overgrowth
to read the carven elegy

some think it so haunting
to be drawn to the cemetery ground
as we
there's a stillness here
thankful found

born in New Albion
of Rice family elite
wed to Myron Bilowe
thrice with sons
blessed was she
some think it so haunting
to be drawn to the cemetery ground
as we
God's acre is a fenced in
hollow ground

here soon to rise up
Amelia tender and sweet
her last words spoke
all is well
all is peace

some think it so haunting
to be drawn to the cemetery ground
as we
God's acre is a fenced in
hollow ground


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Lilydale song meanings
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    General CommentIt's about a walk through a cemetery; a person who finds it a peaceful place to visit.
    jlbrpton June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere's more to this song than a simple walk through a cemetery, though that is one layer of it. Lilydale is a location in Western New York (near where the Maniacs formed and wrote many songs) that is famous for its ghosts and hauntings. A recent book about Lily Dale is available by Christine Wicker.
    TK6022on January 14, 2005   Link

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