There's a place out on the edge of town, sir
Rising above the factories and the fields
Now ever since I 'as a child I can remember
That mansion on the hill

In the day you can see the children playing
On the road that leads to those gates of hardened steel
Steel gates that completely surround,
The mansion on the hill

At night my daddy'd take me and we'd ride
Through the streets of a town so silent and still
Park on a back road along the highway side
Look up at that mansion on the hill

In the summer all the lights would shine
There'd be music playing, people laughing all the time
Me and my sister we'd hide out in the tall corn fields
Sit and listen to the mansion on the hill

Tonight down here in Linden Town
I watch the cars rushing by, home from the mill
There's a beautiful full moon rising
Above the mansion on the hill


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"Mansion on the Hill" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General Commentit's about the haves and have-nots in life. those who have look down on the rest of the world from their place on the hill. those who have not "look up" at the others with a sense of awe. unfortunately for the have-nots, the "steel gate" ensures that each party stays put.
    fred30on November 18, 2010   Link

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