Over the Hill

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Over the hill I flew like a crow
Casting my shadow on the forest below
Warm wind whispering a mournful tune
Blew through the brightness of the ghostly moon
Made my way to a stony creek
On a large gray rock sat a bald old freak
Stroked his feather pen and wrote in the air
To all of those that pass you best beware

I open my window spread out my arms
I flew past the cities and I flew past the farms
The sun warmed my body and the stars, lit the night

Far ahead I saw a plume of rising smoke
Heard the shouts and laughter of some festive folk
Flew to a tree by beside that lively knoll
The fire grew higher and warmed my soul
They danced in their cloths they wore at birth
Sang a pagan song about their Mother Earth
Smoked her herbs and played some earthly games
Then they got bored and jumped in the flames

Followed alone an old dirt road
Approaching headlights made the darkness corrode
Cars full of kids racing wild and free
One missed the curb and slammed into a tree
The crest of the mountain was lit by the sun
Over the ridge came Attila the Hun
His hoards sacked the village and killed the men dead
Consumed all their wine and freshly baked bread

I remember the things that I have past
The good and the bad they do not last
The memories I made the chance, may never come again


from The Paulie Project, released April 3, 2014
Co-written by Tim O'Donnell



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Beyond Reason Madison, Wisconsin

Beyond Reason collaborative songwriting process is rock driven with various inspirations. The music mixes grotesque and beauty blending imagined and real with waves of droning lullabies. The Madison WI musicians are Charles on bass and vocals, Peter on guitar, trumpet and vocals, Robb on drums, Santana on guitar and vocals and Tadd on keys and vocals. ... more

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