All and all, here's all I know
Her heart stopped beating years ago
But below the ground her hair did grow

It pushed aside the coffin door
It pushed up through the earthen floor
When I got home, a forest had grown
Where was the girl that I'd left so many years before

So if you are the traveling kind
Don't take a love you might leave behind
Take my advice, stay at home
It's better to have never loved
Than to be loved and be left alone

So I built a cabin there
In the forest of her hair

And when some years had come and gone
There came to my humble home
A storm, and a young woman
Who found my cabin nice and warm

She stayed with me a night, no less
I enjoyed her company, I must confess
It lifted the veil of loneliness
That had hung over me

But in the morning, when I rose
I found the trees of the forest had grown
They blocked up the windows, they barred up the doors
They grew up through the cracks in the floors
And across my cabin they spread
And over the wrists and the ankles and the neck
Of the young woman in the bed
And she twisted and writhed like a rag in the wind
The forest her final resting place
My cabin, her coffin

So if you are the traveling kind
Don't take a love you might leave behind
Take my advice, stay at home
It's better to have never loved
Than to be loved and be left alone


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