Close your eyes
Now that you're tired
I'll stay right here while you sleep

Late at night
Drift away
Far off into your slumber

And down will come baby
Cradle and all
The tigers are waiting
For you when you fall

Lay so still
There in the dark
The beasts will
Look you over

Eyes glow bright
Jaws open wide
There are no cheap circus tricks

They'll pick you up
By the skin of your neck
And gently remove you from danger

Then tigers you'll ride
At the head of the pride
All the way through until morning

And up will ride baby
On the backs of the kings
In the jungles of dreamland
You're safe from wild things

The tigers are waiting
With their vigilant light
Ever scanning the darkness
For beasts who could bite

With one tiny growl
You're at the edge of the clouds
Ready to make your way homeward

When you arise
The sun hits your eyes
Waving goodbye to your watchers

And up will rise baby
Still tucked up so tight
From the jungles of dreamland
To the shores of daylight

And down we'll come baby
Back into your bed
The tigers still waiting
For when you lay your sweet head

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