Hilltop Collective

Hilltop Collective

 Sacramento, California, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter, acoustic folk/folk rock. Great melodies and harmonies, intelligent lyrics. We normally appear as a duo - Mike and Adam. Sometimes as full band.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

In Beauty

Written By: Charles Brock and Michael Hamilton

1. Azure pond at dusk I'm blue, captures my soul it shines through
A mallard drake and hen take flight, same old story always new
Light fades soft and slow into the night
Gold and crimson paint the clouds on high

Chorus: In beauty it is finished, in beauty it is begun
In beauty it is finished, in beauty it is begun

2. Silver aspens hold a key, let me go now comfort me
Wind picks up their sweet, sweet song, once was bound is always free
When I listen I can hear it say
Pay attention there's no other way

Chorus: (repeat)

3. Violet sunrise to scarlet blue, grasses glisten with the morning dew
Daylight pulls me from the night, shows me what I always knew
Heart now opens up to let you in
Been so long, my what a time it's been

Chorus: (repeat)

Maybe It'll Be (It's Time)

Written By: Michael Hamilton

When I'm with you it's like we've never known
Each other's love because walls for years have grown.
It's complicated, I've a notion just to leave.
Seems so easy, yet it's nothing that I believe.

Chorus:
Maybe it'll be just like they say.
We'll be together on some future day.
As for now, love's been lost somehow,
But love will never let us go.
Please don't go.

I read it in a book. I thought it sounded good.
Glancing in the mirror, I thought I understood.
I tried to do too much. I left a lot undone.
What's happened to this union is a mystery to none.

Chorus:
Maybe it'll be just like they say.
We'll be together on some future day.
As for now, love's been lost somehow,
But love will never let us go.
Please don't go.

Something changes. Something strikes a chord.
Heart felt damage can't just be ignored.
As the changes help to get us by,
Born again, or simply left to die.

Chorus:
Maybe it'll be just like they say.
We'll be together on some future day.
Statement and action flowing away.
It's time to go. Or, is it time to stay?
It's time to go.
It's time to stay.
It's time to go.
It's time to.......

Smiles of Tomorrow

Written By: Amy Meininger and Michael Hamilton

1. The sun is up warm and gentle. The morning early and bright.
For a moment she feels lonely. The only one to share this sight.
What is it about this feeling that's so damn right? Then it's...

Chorus: thoughts, time, jade finds
smiles of tomorrow, words to build.
Songs sing, laughs ring.
Birds calling out their sorrow and their joy.

2. I was pretty frustrated for awhile. Tried to lose myself in song.
Found a key and then it hit me; I think I know what must be wrong.
Tomorrow I'll begin again and be moving before too long. For now it's...

Chorus (repeat)

3. I hope you're doing well. Thinking of our time to come.
Burst upon me warm and gentle, like rays of light from the sun.
Burst upon me warm and gentle, a good thing on the run. And it's...

Chorus (repeat)

Set List

2-3 Sets each 50-60 minutes.

Original Songs:

Beginning Stages
It Had To Be This Way
I'd Rather Be
Smiles of Tomorrow
Summer Song
Ahead of Your Time
To Be
Cat's Cradle
It Doesn't Really Matter
Maybe It'll Be (It's Time)
Two Days Past
God On His Side
She Fall Down
The Pressure
Turnkey Faith
Lost
Abigail
In Beauty
Days Gone By
Loving You Was Easy
Lost in the Shuffle
Global Warming
Chances Are

Covers:

Who Would Have Thunk It - Greg Brown
Driftless - Greg Brown
If I had Known - Greg Brown
There Comes A Time - Neil Young
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - Bob Dylan
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash