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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    QuestionAlthough this probably isn't true I like to think of the song in reference to the film Days of Heaven. I heard the title track was based off of the Starkweather murders after Bruce saw Badlands. Days of Heaven is a film by the same writer/director Terrence Malick. If you have seen the film the line

    Me and my sister, we'd hide out in the tall cornfields
    Sit and listen to the mansion on the hill

    May strike a chord

    The two main character pretend to be brother and sisters while farming a wheat field, the woman than becomes romantic with the farm owner

    Someone also stated that the song is about the poor desiring what the rich have, this is also a common theme of the film.

    Any thoughts
    drip5on April 18, 2013   Link

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