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Middle Of The Hill
Josh Pyke Lyrics


When I was a kid I grew up in a house on a hill
Not the top, not the bottom, but the middle
And I still remember where I cracked my head
In the vacant lot, there's a row of tiny houses there now
And we used to light fires in the gutters
And I could cool my head on the concrete steps
But the girl down the street hit my sister on the head
With a stick and we hid behind my father
As he knocked on the parents' door
To tell the them what she did
But the parents were drunk so they really didn't give a shit

And the girl down the street said a dog couldn't bark
'Cause a man with an axe cut its voicebox out
But my older sister told me that it prob'ly wasn't true
And I believe what she said 'cause she took me by the hand
One time when a coupla men drove down the hill in a white van
Said there was a phone box filled with money 'round the corner
And I woulda gone along but she took me by the hand
To the house in the middle of the hill
In the middle of the hill, in the middle of the hill

And my mother knew the words to a lot of different songs
And we'd always sing the harmonies, yeah we'd sing along
She had cold, cold hands when the fever hit
And then the noises that the trains made sounded like people in my head
And the stories that the ceiling told
Through the pictures and the grains in the pine-wood boards
And let me stay outside 'til the sky went red
And I could cool my head on the concrete steps
And you could never really see the top from the bottom
But I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em
And you could never really see the top from the bottom

I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em
I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em
I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em
I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em

Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
Written by: JOSHUA JON PYKE

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vadermarvel

This song is so underrated, I love this song

nastyhobbit

anyone else notice he does the whole song in like 4 breaths?

Ria Pal

It's so impressive how he integrated the stream-of-consciousness songwriting style and managed to tell a story with it in this song.

Andrew

the lyrics are amazing, did you really think anyone would agree with you on this?

Kato Burke

That's totally my Aussie childhood, running wild until dark then coming home dirty and exhausted from all our adventures!

adelaide92

he is one of the greatest, nicest musicians out there.

Bren DeZen

Listening to this and the rest of Josh's Art in 2021. Crazy times but if we ignore the news and just find a healthy distraction it will help you today. Bless you 🌱☀

Homeless Sloth

What news are you talking about?

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i’m 15 and this has been my favourite song for as long as i can remember and i just relate so much

thatspowerfulstuff

this song is very very addictive, i love it.

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