Pleasant Hill

by Neal Hoffmann

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This is about growing up and leaving places behind, or not as the case may be ...

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Pleasant Hill

walnut trees and country air
memories of the village fair
horses on merry-go-rounds
a cacophony of sound
makes you think of times long gone
forgotten dreams out on the run
steaming horses on main street
in your head the drum still beats

your head is back on Pleasant Hill
look around you they are waving still
you asked for city life you paid the bill
thought you were going places
maybe some day you will

the neighbor's daughter that you loved
playing with tricycles was enough
it took you years to realize
what you had was paradise
big dogs sometimes scared the life
out of you back when you were five
but big dogs do go down in size
as you get bigger and see through lies

your head is back on Pleasant Hill
you never left I see they know you still
you ordered city life and paid the bill
and you were going places
but I don't think you will

you live and learn and go to school
where you learn how to flaunt the rules
big dogs just a memory
and you think you'll soon be free
never forget you first carneval
devils, cowboys, indians
taking aim you shoot to kill
still waiting for the void to fill

your head is back on Pleasant Hill
look around you they are waving still
you asked for city life you paid the bill
thought you were going places
maybe some day you will

your head is back on Pleasant Hill
you never left I see they know you still
you ordered city life and paid the bill
and you were going places

but I don't think you will
stuck on Pleasant Hill
words and music Neal Hoffmann / February 2013

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released February 19, 2013
All instruments played by Neal Hoffmann

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Amphibic Records London, UK

Best described as ‘quirky singer-songwriter plus orchestra’. Chamber-Pop meets Indie. The band has morphed into this from their former incarnation as an Indie-Pop band. They feature a string quartet and a growing brass section around drums, guitar, piano and vocals, creating a lush backdrop for Neal’s voice to be at home in. Amphibic have leant their cello player to the Divine Comedy once. ... more

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