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The Side of a Hill

This song is by Paul Simon and appears on the album The Paul Simon Songbook (1965).

On the side of a hill in a land called 'Somewhere'
A little boy lies asleep in the earth
While down in the valley a cruel war rages
And people forget what a child's life is worth

On the side of a hill, a little cloud weeps
And waters the grave with its silent tears
While a soldier cleans and polishes a gun
That ended a life at the age of seven years

And the war rages on in the land called 'Somewhere'
And generals order their men to kill
And to fight for a 'cause they've long ago forgotten
While the little cloud weeps on the side of a hill

Credits

Written by:

Paul Simon

Trivia:

Incorporated, with altered lyrics, into the Simon and Garfunkel song "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"

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