Rolling Hills
Van Morrison Lyrics


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Among the rolling hills I'll live my life in Him
Oh, I will live my life in Him among the rolling hills
With my wife and child I'll do no man no ill
Oh, I will do no man no ill among the rolling hills

Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da

Among the rolling hills I'll read my bible still
Oh, I will read my bible still among the rolling hills

With my pen I'll write my song among the rolling hills
With my pen I'll write my song among the rolling hills

Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da, all right
Whoo
Yeah
Yeah
Whoo
Yeah

Yeah, I will do my jig among the rolling hills
I will do my jig and live among the rolling hills

With my pen I'll write my song among the rolling hills
With my pen I'll write my song among the rolling hills

And I'll stand and watch it all among the rolling hills
And I will stand and watch it all among the rolling hills

Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da, again

Take out my pen and write my song among the rolling hills




Take out my pen and write my song among the rolling hills, last one
I'll take out my pen and write my song among the rolling hills

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Van Morrison's song "Rolling Hills" speak to a peaceful and contented life lived in the midst of nature with one's family and faith. The rolling hills serve as a metaphor for this idyllic existence, and the repetition of "I will live my life in Him among the rolling hills" reinforces the idea that Morrison finds spiritual peace in this simple way of life. The mention of reading his Bible still and doing no man no ill suggests a moral code, one that is rooted in faith and respect for others.


The use of the pen as a symbol for writing song lyrics is significant as it points to the creative inspiration Morrison finds in the natural world around him. As he says, "With my pen I'll write my song among the rolling hills," indicating that his songwriting is a direct result of the peace and tranquility he finds in the countryside. The repeated refrain of "da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da" adds to the dreamlike quality of the song, further emphasizing the feeling of being lost in a peaceful, idyllic world.


Overall, "Rolling Hills" is a song about finding contentment and fulfillment in a simple, natural way of life, rooted in faith, family, and creativity.


Line by Line Meaning

Among the rolling hills I'll live my life in Him
I will lead a spiritual life among nature's beautiful hills.


Oh, I will live my life in Him among the rolling hills
I will continue to follow my faith while living surrounded by hills.


With my wife and child I'll do no man no ill
I will live a peaceful life with my family and not harm anyone.


Oh, I will do no man no ill among the rolling hills
I will maintain my non-violent attitude surrounded by the serene hills.


Among the rolling hills I'll read my bible still
I will continue to read the holy book amidst the natural beauty of the hills.


With my pen I'll write my song among the rolling hills
I will express myself through music while surrounded by the picturesque hills.


Yeah, I will do my jig and live among the rolling hills
I will dance and enjoy living amongst nature's rolling hills.


And I'll stand and watch it all among the rolling hills
I will take some time to stand and observe the beauty of the hills.


Take out my pen and write my song among the rolling hills
I will continue to write my song while being surrounded by the undulating hills.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, EB MUSIC SERVICES
Written by: VAN MORRISON

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