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The Tree on the Hill is a song from The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.

Lyrics

[spoken]
Percy: Who’s Thalia?

Grover: You’re not the first half-blood I was sent to protect. I should have told you. B-but I thought that if you knew, you wouldn’t want me on this quest. If you knew what a failure I was. Ask Annabeth.

[sung]
There’s a tree on the hill,
Up on Half-Blood Hill.

It watches over us,
Silent and still.

And no one at camp is safe until,
They can see the tree on the hill.

[spoken]
This was way before I met you. Chiron sent me to escort three half-bloods back to camp. Two were runaways, one was Annabeth, and the other was Luke. The third was Thalia, though girl. Like her dad, Zeus.

Percy: I thought I was the only kid of the big three gods.

Grover: You are now. We’d almost made it back to camp, but I got nervous and we got lost, and by the time we found the hill... something else found us.

[sung]
And there on the hill
Up on Half-Blood Hill.

The cold wind blew,
Dark and chill.

For nothing would slake it’s wrathful will,
We had to make a stand-

Maybe if I’d been a little bit braver,
Maybe if I stayed behind to fight.
But maybe doesn’t let me go back and save her.

Maybe doesn’t make it alright.

[spoken]
Thalia saved us. We only survived because she stayed to hold off the monsters. She paid for her sacrifice with her life. That’s when Zeus showed up.

Percy: He saved her... right?

Grover: It was to late for that. As she died he turned her into a tree, so that she could stand protecting us forever. The way I never could.

[sung]
There’s a tree on the hill.
Up on Half-Blood Hill.

That protects us all,
And always will.

And it’s there reminding me,
Of all I failed to be.

The tree on the Hill.

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