(c) 2011 Simon Mas
he came out from the woods last night the man now drinking at the pub they say he’s my brother who has returned but that’s not me, that can’t be right he has the keys to my brother’s house he’s wearing my brother’s fine blue coat he told everyone he got lost lost in the woods like a little mouse.
but i left him there in silence i left him there his face all red i left him there in the dark i walked away and didn’t look back.
he looked like him even to his wife who cried for him well into her nights he talks the same fooling everyone but no, not me, i don’t trust my eyes.
‘cause i left him there in silence deep in the woods his face all red i left him there like sleeping his face all red – i simply walked away.
oh, how they laughed, they all laughed at me when i proposed i could hunt the beast that came from the woods where monsters sleep to plague our land and to taint our dreams oh, how they laughed until he stood tall “i will join my brother if you all allow” then all the sneers turned into cheers my brother, the hero, they could really trust him.
we entered the woods and there we got lost we stepped across a stream, the hours passed then we found a glare, a deep hole in the ground and the beast jumped out, bloodthirsty, ferocious.
i ran and hid to save my life my brother shot, the beast fell down once again, he had saved the day once again, i felt ashamed and even though he couldn’t tell deep inside i felt a strange rage.
i left the corpse in the hole in the ground i cleaned his blood off my old clothes then i left and found my way back i told them the beast had killed my brother.
but he came out from the woods last night i will be damned, that can’t be right they say my brother was saved somehow that’s not true, i can’t believe my eyes i don’t feel safe when the sun goes down that man is roaming our streets at night his face taints my dreams somehow i must escape or i’ll lose my mind.
‘cause i left him there in silence his bloody dead, his face all red his lifeless corpse like sleeping into that hole i left it before i fled yes, i left him there in silence laying underground his face all red! yes, i left him there as i fled i left him dead his face was all red!