The Fool on the Hill

The Fool on the Hill

This is a song sung by the Bard of Bishop’s Hostel. It is thought to reference a statue of a man in small town. The man gazes to the heavens frozen in time and is used in fertility rituals by the local towns people who say some can ask him questions (fortunes) and he gives them answers. The song Nowhere Man also seems to reference this statue. The statue is sometimes referred to as “The Nowhere Man”.

The druid Alfaro Flan once visited the “Fool” and used the abilities granted him by the Eyes of Hermes and an ESP Medallion to discover the statue was indeed a man turned to stone. The man was still conscious and seemed to have spent many generations contemplating the heavens and learning languages. He maintained the ability to read the minds of those near him but only those who could also read minds could hear him. He was, at the time of Alfaro’s visit, almost entirely insane and his thoughts were a rambling jumble of ideas and memories, only discernible by someone with great wisdom (of which Alfaro possessed a 19).


Day after day
Alone on a hill
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he’s just a fool
And he never gives an answer

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning ’round

Well on the way
Head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning ’round

And nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings

But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning ’round

Ooh, ooh
Round and round and round

And he never listens to them
He knows that they’re the fools
They don’t like him

The fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning ’round

Ooh
Round and round and round

The Fool on the Hill

Cranenthaul ChetErez