Top of the Hill

from by Jack James

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Written: 31st July 2010 - ?
Recorded: 23rd August 2011 - 24th October 2011


Travel to the top of the hill
Where the planes fly right above your head
So close you can almost reach
So loud

Up there you can take it all in
If there's no one around that is
They're all down in the town in the buildings and high rises
You can see them

And I can see you now on your self-sustained house on the mountainside
And yeah, I'd like to live up there
But we can't be hippies it's 2009
But in Glasgow... in Glasgow we can

And I know this is just your plan
You've always pegged yourself as an ideas man
But there's something making you hesitate that you don't think I've seen
You think that you've just taken the final step but that was all a dream


from Leaving Town, released December 3, 2011
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Slide Guitar, Bass, Percussion




Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

“From Neil Young... by way of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, to Arab Strap, without the charming vulgarity”
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"Sounding more like a Scottish Leonard Cohen than ever"
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