Wake up!
Tell me how to get to sleep
Tell me why the willow weeps
Does she understand something I just can’t?

You’ve been dancing ‘round the devil’s lake
If you wait too long the ice will break
And you will fall into the cold

Come down!
I can’t raise my head that high
Can’t open my eyes that wide
Every time I try to sing these lullabies

You are dancing on the devil’s lake
If you dance too long the ice will break
And you will tumble to the ground

Uh huh, oh no
They don’t want to let you go

Uh huh, oh no
They don’t want to let you...

I can see the sun set through your window
Broken glass like freedom confuses you
To the bridges we’ve built and never crossed
The roads that we’ve paved with debt and loss
To a house that becomes a home for the lost
I see

I will die a thousand times to be true
You will sing a thousand songs they see through
To the flames in the sky and the holes in the ground
To an ocean so wide to the island we’ve found
To a house that becomes a home for the bound

Wake up!
Tell me how to get to sleep, tell me why the willow
weeps


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Devil’s Lake song meanings
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