The People Nearby

by Jane Kilgour & The Trouts

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Written by Jane Kilgour


On our way up the mountain we got lost
In our acid washed jeans we went tripping up the rocks
And we knew that the view would be worth the wait
So we stopped at halfway and ate

On our way down the mountain we got really, really lost
Climbed the edge and fell right off the map
And we swore that beneath us was not rocks and dirt
But under our feet was an ocean of earth

dada da da da da dadada
dada da da da dada dada dada dum
dada da dada da dada da dada da dada
da da dum

I know all the best ships all have pirates in their sails
And all the best kites all have bows on their tails
And on top of that mountain higher than high
I knew the best people were people nearby.


From on top of a mountain you can see the ground
And on top of a mountain you can see around
And on top of a mountain you can see the sky
But my favorite thing about that mountain was your eyes


released August 15, 2014
Recorded in Jane's living room in Northamton, MA by Mike Parham (of Great Smokey and Honey). Mixed by Mike Parham at Rooftop Shout in Hadley, MA.

Eli "Schmeeeli" Salus-Kleiner - Mando
Hank "Jim" Anderson - Git-box
"Jumping" Jane Kilgour - Pipes
Willis "Ace" Meyer - Bass




Jane Kilgour & The Trouts Northampton, Massachusetts

We are The Trouts, a 4-piece acoustic band from Western Massachusetts. We formed in the woods of Hampshire college in 2012 and have been friends ever since. A stand-up bass, a guitar, a mandolin, and a vocalist came together to write songs and play them at house shows, farmers markets, streets, and a few barns. We use the string band as a vehicle to share our indie and soul inspired folk music. ... more

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