Mark Seymour – Light on the Hill

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 3:33 Mark Seymour Westgate album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 3:50 Mark Seymour Roll Back The Stone album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Mark’s “Westgate” album track comments:

“Human beings have unlimited potential, especially under fire…”

 

Lyrics

Bernadette held onto the megaphone
Cried “people, just keep your heads down”
Quietly wept as she watched them fall
As the Tommies, they tore up the town

He stood on the river bank
Watched the moon rise over the trees
Heard the Indians singing on the other side
In the moment he was born to believe

See the light on the hill
There’s a light on the hill
If all you’d fought for was taken down
Would you stand by the light on the hill?

The unknown rebel walked into the road
As the tanks rolled into the town
Innocent youth with a shopping bag
For thirty long minutes he did

To dream you could hold the tyrant back
As the juggernaut took over the town
He cried “look what you’ve done to this city of mine”
As he stared that tank driver down

See the light on the hill
There’s a light on the hill
If all you’d fought for was taken down
Would you stand by the light on the hill?

See the light on the hill
There’s a light on the hill
If all you’d fought for was taken down
Would you stand by the light on the hill?

If all you’d fought for was taken down
Would you stand by the light on the hill?