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A Climb Up the Hill

Jim Loftus


There are just so many things I love about this song--the inspiration came from seeing a dear friend's girlfriend jump up around his shoulders and ride him piggyback at closing time in a bar--they were so in love and it was such a joyful moment that it stuck like a snapshot in my brain and formed the basis for this song--("She grabs my shoulders, she rides me piggyback into the shower")...I wanted to capture that crazy morning-after bliss of two lovers, and the numerous "Jack & Jill" nursery rhyme references played so well with building the song's focus...also love the rhyme schemes(dresser/caress her..."wrestle" also fits snugly in that line)...also the slight changes in the choruses were a fun discovery("something good as this will GET OUT--something good as this will GIVE OUT")...I enjoyed performing this on guitar at an open-mike at the great songwriter venue THE POINT in Bryn Mawr as I feel it is one of my best direct songs--and it was well received.


A Climb Up the Hill She wears my T-shirt She makes me so happy I just can't stand it She pours the coffee She makes a mess on the sheets like she planned it We laugh 'til tears flow If this is Heaven then I want a refill Where did the cap go? Bottle this up coz I don't want it to spill-- And it will-- Something good as this will get out What a thrill--my Jill Everyday's a climb up the hill She throws my pillow I duck and it hits the lamp on the dresser We start to wrestle She finally stops when I start to caress her She grabs my shoulders She rides me piggyback into the shower My arms enfold her I won't let go 'til we're over the hill-- And we will-- Something good as this will give out What a thrill--my Jill Everyday's a climb up the hill Bridge: If it's a dream then please don't wake me up Won't somebody come and fill my cup? Fetch the pail and let me be the suppliant pup Dress her up or down Either way she still paints the town What a thrill--my Jill Everyday's a climb up the hill If I fall down--break my crown She will still come tumbling down What a thrill--my Jill Everyday's a climb up the hill



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