Paul Simon's
Paul Simon Frankfurt 2002

The Side Of A Hill

ŠPaul Kane (= Paul Simon), released on 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 a land called somewhere

And Generals order their men to kill

And to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

While a little cloud weeps on the side of a hill