"The Bed" as written by and Anne Erin Clark....
We're sleeping underneath the bed
To scare the monsters out
With our dear daddy's Smith and Wesson
We've gotta teach them all a lesson

Don't move
Don't scream
Or we will have to shoot

Stop, right where you stand
We need a chalk outline if you can
Put your hands where we can see them please

We're holding up the lids of our eyes
And showing just the whites
"Mary, no one has such small hands
No, not the wind, not even that."

Don't move
Don't scream
Or we will have to shoot

Stop, right where you stand
We need a chalk outline if you can
Put your hands where we can see them please


Stop, right where you stand
We need a chalk outline if you can
Put your hands where we can see them
Please


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"The Bed" as written by Anne Erin Clark

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  • +2
    General Commenti adore her for the ee cummings reference in this song
    "Mary, no one has such small hands
    No, not the wind, not even that."
    so_webeatonon August 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe images come out eerie in my head, and gives out this sort of panicked vibe. =O
    gababble9008on May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so haunting and sad that it gives me chills each time I hear it. It is quite literally a story about children that find their parents' guns and "play" with them, accidentally killing themselves or another. The line about showing the whites of the eyes is so incredibly tragic and sad.
    smallatomicbombon January 06, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems like the children could be hiding under the bed with their dad's gun while their dad is in the living room beating their mother. They want to scare away the "monsters" (probably a reference to the scary sounds of yelling, screaming, chaos that don't sound human).
    zeeshineon January 17, 2015   Link

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