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Across The Hills

Across The Hills

   (TEG cover)

ACROSS THE HILLS   (by Leon Rosselson)  

(NB: These lyrics are a composite of two different variations he used)


Across the hills black clouds are sweeping

Carrying poison far and wide

And the grass has blackened underfoot

And the rose has withered and died


But the rose is still as red love and the grass is still as green

And it must have been a shadow in the distance you have seen

Yes, it must have been a shadow you have seen


Can't you hear the children weeping

Can't you hear that mournful sound

And no birds sing in the twisted trees

In the silent streets around


I can hear the children laughing in the streets as they play

And you must have caught the dying of an echo far away

Yes, it must have been an echo far away


Can't you see the white ash falling

From the hollow of the skies

And blood runs red down blackened walls

Where a ruined city lies


I can see the red sun shining in the park on the stream

And you must have felt a shiver from the darkness of a dream

Yes it must have been the darkness of a dream


And death shall reap a hellish harvest

Make a desert of this land


But the rose is still as red love and the grass is still as green

And It must have been a shadow you have seen