Ridgetop

Album: Song For Juli (1973)
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  • Well, I live on a ridgetop
    And, Lord knows, I like it just fine
    Where it's windy and foggy
    And quiet most all the time

    Yeah, my lawn is pine needles
    And my driveway is old funky dirt
    And my front pathway markers
    Are pieces of granite and chert

    Now, my taxes are high
    But I don't believe it's a sin
    I've got 100-foot pine trees
    That just love to dance in the wind
    And a yard full of bushes
    That turn into pie in July
    Between blue jays and hoot owls

    I've got 24-hour singing sky
    Now, when I built my house
    I cut six trees to clear out the land
    But there's thirty or more left
    And you know that they're gonna stand
    It's a squirrel sanctuary
    They think this woods is their home

    And as long as I'm here
    I'll make sure people leave us all alone
    Yes, the hill that I live on is steep
    And the road's full of ruts
    And the people who live in the flatlands
    Think we folks are nuts
    But the ruts in my road and the curves
    Keep the tourists at bay

    And it's lonesome and peaceful
    And you know I like it that way
    Now, I work in the city
    I think my job is a gas
    And I know it's good for me
    To travel and get off my ass

    But the nervous parts of each trip
    Is the Golden Gate Bridge
    And the road like a snake
    That will lead me back home to my ridge

    Ah, I live on a ridgetop
    Yes, I live on a ridgetop
    And I like it
    And I like it Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Bootooyoo from WisconsinThis is truly an awful song. It's like a parody, as if The Onion wrote songs.
  • Todd K from GeorgiaElaborating on the comment by Ch from Texas... that line goes "But the very best part of each trip is the Golden Gate Bridge".
  • Ch from TexasThe line towards the end is "But the very best parts of each trip"
    The word "nervous" is incorrect.
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