The Side Of A Hill Lyrics

by Paul Simon

On the side of a hill, in a land called Somewhere
A little boy lies asleep in the earth
While down in the valley, a cruel war rages
And people forget what a child's life is worth

On the side of a hill, a little cloud weeps
And waters the grave with its silent tears
While a soldier cleans and polishes a gun
That ended a life at the age of seven years

And the war rages on in land called Somewhere
And generals order their men to kill
And to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten
While a little cloud weeps on the side of a hill