Mansion on the hill

I want a mansion on the hill
where I can watch the sunset from my rocking chair
I want to hide from the trouble of the city
No yellow cabs, no blocks of flats
but everywhere around me there’s life, real life

How can I tell you what I feel
My mind’s made up, the mountains call, it’s in the air
I want to run from the people that go crazy
I want to see a clear blue sky
and everywhere around me there’s life, real life

I say goodbye to my family and friends
they all have been good to me
I say goodbye to the busy world
I’ll write you all
I know that you can cope without me

Feel like a blackbird in a cage
with golden bars, I know but I can’t fly away
I want to rise, feel the power of the wind
I’m gliding on the sunbeams
and everywhere around me there’s life, real life