Lyrics for Mansion on the Hill (Live) by The National :
There’s a place out on the edge of town, sir
Rising above the fact’ries and the fields
Ever since I was a child, I can remember
The mansion on the hill

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

In the summer, all the lights would shine
There’d be music playing, people laughing all the time
Me and my sister, we’d hide out in the tall corn fields
Sit and listen to the mansion on the hill

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