Mansion on the Hill Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 3 in album Nebraska
release date: 1982-9-20
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Classic Rock
length: 4:09
vocal: Bruce Springsteen
recorded by: Mike Batlan
guitar: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen Nebraska cover art
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There's a place out on the edge of town, sir,
Risin' above the factories and the fields
Now, ever since I was a child, I can remember
That mansion on the hill

In the day you can see the children playing
On the road that leads to those gates of hardened steel
Steel gates that completely surround, sir,
The mansion on the hill

At night my daddy'd take me and we'd ride
Through the streets of a town so silent and still
Park on a back road along the highway side
Look up at that mansion on the hill

In the summer all the lights would shine
There'd be music playin', people laughin' all the time
Me and my sister, we'd hide out in the tall cornfields
Sit and listen to the mansion on the hill

Tonight down here in Linden Town
I watch the cars rushin' by, home from the mill
There's a beautiful full moon rising
Above the mansion on the hill


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nebraska
  • 2 Atlantic City
  • 3 Mansion on the Hill
  • 4 Johnny 99
  • 5 Highway Patrolman
  • 6 State Trooper
  • 7 Used Cars
  • 8 Open All Night
  • 9 My Father's House
  • 10 Reason to Believe