Emu Hill

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There was freedom in youth at the top of the hill
Neither man nor fowl could hold us still
If there was a place that we could trespass
Someone in the group would be sure to find it

Now all we have are stories
'bout adventures we've had
All the birds were flightless
And the words were righteous

If there's a yawn worth yelling, I'll scream it out loud
Hear better promises of sailing south
Dante de San Jose and a somber sombrero
The bittersweet loss of troubadour

Their words were sung by the fawn
Though he followed House Call
The mellow tones of the Junco
Grey Fyr spread down to my toes

This is the place where we grew up
The boulders that towered were our friends
And the days we shot our guns out there
Were the days that I wished would never end
Lifetimes of wonders clear to see
I could never get my fill
The night that we defeated fear
Was the time that we stayed on Emu Hill

I digress back to the fawn I mentioned
Snake Catcher and stellar fisher
If you wait long enough he will surely meet you
The fawn oh he lives up there

The view from the rocks is stunning for sure
When you get there please just rest a while
Going to the hill you’ll never resent
You'll soon be glad that you went

This is the place where we grew up
The boulders that towered were our friends
And the days we shot our guns out there
Were the days that I wished would never end
Lifetimes of wonders clear to see
I could never get my fill
The night that we defeated fear
Was the time that we stayed on Emu Hill

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from Northern Lights, released January 18, 2015

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