Eagle on the Hill - single

by Rhys Howlett

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This song is about Adelaide, my home town, a place I love.

lyrics

I am the Eagle on the Hill
I am the long lost son of Don Dunstan
I am dark in the suburbs at night
But I'll never forget Colonel William Light
I'm not trying to be cool
When I ask you where you went to school
I am trying to connect
Is it too much to ask for a little respect?
I am all the prettiest girls
I am the best three pubs in the whole damn world
I am your husband, I am your wife
I've never eaten a frog cake in all of my life

And I still don't know which way to go
Every time I'm at the airport I see someone I know

I am a courtesy wave from the car
If it's more than twenty minutes then it's too far
I am not trying to compete
I'm asleep under the statue on Hindley Street
I'm eight hours from the shack
Catching Tommy Ruffs, not throwing them back
I am 3AM at La Sing
I'll bring a plate of pikelets to your wedding

And I still don't know which way to go
Every time I'm at the airport I see someone I know
And I never have to be alone
I am family, I am home

I'm where the hills meet the sea
I'm kicking autumn leaves and between you and me
I am not looking East wondering why
I am the Blazing Sun, I am the Endless Sky

And I still don't know which way to go
Every time I'm at the airport I see someone I know
And I never have to be alone
I am family, I am Home.

credits

released September 21, 2016
Written and performed by Rhys Howlett
Engineered and mastered by Nick Russell

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Rhys Howlett Adelaide, Australia

Rhys writes songs for solo releases, for his band Stable Vices, and for other collaborations when opportunities arise.
His songwriting virtues are honesty, humour, hooks and harmonies.

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