2,054,169 Pages

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


Written by:

Paul Simon


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

External links

Community content is available under Copyright unless otherwise noted.