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Middle of the Hill- Josh Pyke

He grew up in my home town- Balmain, inner Sydney City

there are heaps of songs written about Sydney in general, and suburbs in particular, or so says wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_Sydney

i just love this song, it's about being a kid and growing up in an inner city suburb, before it got up-market like it is now but it wasn't when i was a kid myself

When I was a kid I grew up in a house on a hill

Not the top, not the bottom, but the middle

And i still remember where I cracked my head

In the vacant lot, there's a row of tiny houses there now

And we used to light fires in the gutters

And I could cool my head on the concrete steps

But the girl down the street hit my sister on the head

With a stick and we hid behind my father

As he knocked on the parents' door

To tell the them what she did

But the parents were drunk so they really didn't give a shit

And the girl down the street said a dog couldn't bark

'Cause a man with an axe cut its voicebox out

But my older sister told me that it prob'ly wasn't true

And I believe what she said 'cause she took me by the hand

One time when a coupla men drove down the hill in a white van

Said there was a phone box filled with money 'round the corner

And I woulda gone along but she took me by the hand

To the house in the middle of the hill

In the middle of the hill, in the middle of the hill

And my mother knew the words to a lot of different songs

And we'd always sing the harmonies, yeah we'd sing along

She had cold, cold hands when the fever hit

And then the noises that the trains made sounded like people in my head

And the stories that the ceiling told

Through the pictures and the grains in the pine-wood boards

And let me stay outside 'til the sky went red

And I could cool my head on the concrete steps

And you could never really see the top from the bottom

But I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em

And you could never really see the top from the bottom

I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em (x 4)

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This is the only song i can remember right now from my town:

SUmmer time in the LBC

Yeah, This is C Knight fom the Dove Shack

Gettin those here out

kickin it at King's Park wit all the homies

Heh, and you know what I'm sayin

So why don't you uh check out my homie Bo to the Roc

Yeah, This is C Knight fom the Dove Shack

Gettin those here out

kickin it at King's Park wit all the homies

Heh, and you know what I'm sayin

So why don't you uh check out my homie Bo to the Roc

I ride wit the

I slide wit the

Loccs and doggs from the LBC

All of the hoes wanna kick it wit me

Cuz I run wit Warren G

Braid your weaves bustaz and G's

Water balloon fighters

Low riders, and east siders (east siders)

All come around (come around)

To hear the Dove Shack G Funk sound

All come around (come around)

To kick it in my town

Yeah

Let me hear you say oohhhhh ahhhhh

Summertime in The LBC

Oohhhhh ahhhhh

Summertime in The LBC

Now me and my girls are deep

In a '94 Wrangler jeep

Flow so long thru Long Beach

Daisy Dukes gets props

Hair and nails fresh from the shop

And we're at the bombest spot

Called the shackkk

Three months of pleasure

How can I measure

The relaxation

All the fun I'm facin

My homies got green

That's them

For show 'do

Hit the sto' 'do

So I can get a 40

My lil' cousin rushin to the park too much

Standin in line tah get a free lunch

Why do we do what we do when we do what we do

Hangin out late wit no curfew

Damn, it's hot than a mutha

I'm smuthareen ribs wit barbacue sauce

Fools get tossed if they reach across my barbacue grill

So continue tah chill

At King's park in the LBC

That's where ya'll find me

Hangin wit my homies and my friends

We got the coke in hand

We got Da Five Footaz and the Twinz

We got Warren G and the D-O-G

All come around

Tah hear the Dove Shack G Funk sound

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