I'm high on the hill
Looking over the bridge
To the M.C.G.
And way up on high
The clock on the silo
Says eleven degrees

I remember I remember
I'm breathing today
The month of May
All the burning leaves
I'm not hearing a sound
My feet don't even
Touch the ground

I remember I remember
I go leaps and bounds
Down past the river
And across the playing fields
The fields all empty
Only for the burning leaves

I remember I remember
I go leaps and bounds
I remember everything


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Leaps and Bounds Lyrics as written by Christopher Robert Langman Paul Maurice Kelly

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    General CommentThis song just screams Melbourne and I believe its Paul reflecting his memories of this great city. He says he travels leaps and bounds and that could help him to remember everything in these places.
    SIANEon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm an Aussie living in the U.S, and this song brings back everything I love about Melbourne & Australia. It's such an optimistic song, full of life... In his memories, he doesn't hear a sound or touch the ground - but his joy keeps flooding back.
    kindofblueon September 08, 2007   Link
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    Have you ever driven up the freeway seen the silo and the clock said 11 deg... i did and the song was on the CD just as i saw the sign he sang that lyric.... OMG he could have been in the car with me... he is just the best singer song writer god put on this earth....
    mhpautoson December 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being a child and going to an AFL football match. The clock as you walk towards the ground, the sound of the crowds, the elation and emotion. It's quintessential Melbourne and PK at his best.
    jjosemcon July 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being a child and going to an AFL football match. The clock as you walk towards the ground, the sound of the crowds, the elation and emotion. It's quintessential Melbourne and PK at his best.
    jjosemcon July 11, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis is about him being high on drugs, and yes, the Melbourne references are correct
    timtamson November 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMy ex grew up in Richmond, right under the Nylex sign with the clock and temp readout.
    Well, the silo (it contained malt or other grain for beer) was about 100 metres away.
    Brings back lots and lots of memories, some good, some not so good.
    The "hill" must be the Punt Road hill.
    Stevo61on December 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentA question from the States... what’s the MCG? Cheers, all!
    kurtamuson February 01, 2018   Link
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    General CommentOf course... the Melbourne Cricket Grounds.
    kurtamuson February 02, 2018   Link
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    General CommentI cannot believe PK can cram so much meaning, emotion, poetry, style and great melody into such a short space of time. He is, without any shadow of doubt, an extraordinary, unrivaled and once in 100 years genius.
    Richard.
    richardvpuon October 16, 2020   Link

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