Gilbert Green lyrics

On a hill , inside a house in covewell reach ,
Stands a man whos feeling very tired
Looking at a song he wrote some time ago
Could have made it big inside a broadway show
Every day I go away and find ideas
Think, Ill climb on top of somewhere high
Couldnt I write a song about a man whos dead
Didnt really know if he was off his head

Evrybody knows , thats the way it goes
Too bad for gilbert green
We can tell the world that he was right

Sitting in his attic on a sunny day
Mending 50 goblets that are worn
Humming to himself a song of yesteryear
His hearing wasnt good but his eyes were clear

Evrybody knows, thats the way it goes
Too bad for gilbert green
We can tell the world that he was right

Now the house is burnt along with gilbert green
Sad to see his sisters stand and cry
And in the basement lies a song that wasnt seen
Tells the tale of laughing men and yellow beans

Evrybody knows, thats the way it goes
Too bad for gilbert green
Now we can tell the world that he was right

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What do you think is the meaning of Gilbert Green by Bee Gees?