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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    Song MeaningIn the live version of "Mansion on the Hill" from Shoreline Amphitheatre 86, Springsteen mention that the song is about when he was a kid and his father used to drive them out to this old house on the outside of town that felt really distant to Bruce.

    In the book "Bruce" from 2012 by Carlin, it says that Bruce around 1970 took his girlfriend out to a family-meeting at Bruce´s grandfather Zerelli´s house, which they referred to as "the house on the hill". The lyrics also includes a sister which suggests it is Bruce´s sister. Later in the book there is a confirmation of this: "Recollections of a summertime party in “Mansion on the Hill” (the name clearly reminiscent of Anthony Zerilli’s House on the Hill) filter through the stalks of corn where the uninvited young narrator hides with his sister to take in the music and lights."
    rasmuseon February 19, 2013   Link

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