Old Dirt Hill

Songfacts®:

  • This song might be about Observatory Hill (a.k.a. O-Hill) in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the band formed. The railroad bridge and bike references seem to describe the area pretty well. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bill - Charlottesville, VA
  • At an April 2007 concert at Radio City Music Hall, Matthews said about this song: "When I first wrote it, someone said, 'Is this song about you?' And I said 'no, I have no idea who it's about' And then I thought about it, and then sure enough! It was all about me! But I think this song's sort of about everybody." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    VinnyVegas - Durham, NC

Comments: 2

  • Cari from Canton, OhGood to know. I love this song and I never get to hear it in concert. It seems they always play it the day before or the day after I go to a show!
  • Matt from Chicago, IlI agree, it seems like a very influencile place in Dave's life

    "When I was just a kid
    That's what I miss
    Just a kid
    That's what I miss

    Oh take me back, take me back to that beat again
    Smoking under the railroad bridge"
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