Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Top of the Hill

 

Lyrics

A beautiful vista stretches below

From the top of the hill

It fills me with passion, my heart is a-glow

From the top of the hill


I was once at the bottom, now I stand proud

From the top of the hill

Once lost, I now stand out from the crowd

From the top of the hill


The clatter and clash of life’s unruly din

From the top of the hill

My senses explode as I take it all in

From the top of the hill


This is my castle and here I feel strong

Safe from all who wish me ill

I feel complete in my glorious retreat

Here at the top of the hill


The butchers and fleshers march to their trade

From the top of the hill

But no whetstone can sharpen their blunted blade

From the top of the hill


Scots prisoners held behind deep castle walls

At the top of the hill

‘All you dreamers awake!” the cathedral bell calls

From the top of the hill


And should these walls come tumbling down

I will be there fighting still

I will never retreat into helpless defeat

From the top of the hill


I watch lovers stroll along Lambton Walk

From the top of the hill

Revellers carouse, idle gossipers talk

From the top of the hill


My life has been good, let there be no regret

From the top of the hill

As I gaze from my window and watch the sun set

From the top of the hill


This is my stronghold, where I belong

And should the mood be warm or chill

I'll feel complete as I swim through the heat

From the top of the hill


For, I feel complete from my head to my feet

Here at the top of the hill


You know, I feel complete, for life is so sweet

Here at the top of the hill



(Gary Miller)


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Helen Temperley's first illustration from the project 'The Butcher Baronet'.

 

Notes

 

Currently unreleased