"Wooly Wolly Gong" as written by and Merrill Martin Garbus....
Go to sleep, my baby
Keep those night thoughts away from your head
Let the clock give a tick, the dog give a lick
Your heart beats soundly on your dreamboat bed

Go to sleep, my baby
There is nothing the morning can't undo
I will watch and weep at your peacely sleep
And make sure the beddy-bugs don't get you

'Cause they'll try to arm you
That's what they do

How do you keep a bleeding heart wide open?
How do you stand directly where you're standing?
Keep your bleeding heart wide open
When you fall what happens when you're landing?

Go to sleep my baby
The world revolves around your tiny little skull
It will whirr and moan as you hum the drone
That a hurdy-gurdy plays to lift you out of the lull

Go to sleep my baby
Sleep deep now before the wooly wolly gong
For your sleep is guard 'gainst the cold and hard
A soft shroud of safety in a world gone wrong

'Cause they'll try to arm you
That's what they do

How do you keep a bleeding heart wide open?
How do you stand directly where you're standing?
Keep your bleeding heart wide open
When you fall what happens when you're landing?


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"Woolywollygong" as written by Merrill Martin Garbus

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  • +1
    General Comment"arm you" <- beddy bugs try to arm you? ! ah, c'mon. "HARM" right? what, beddy bugs are giving you ak47s in the middle of the night?
    electric23sandon May 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea why, but in a night full of listening to new music by a whole bunch of different bands, reading about it, trying to get into it...

    This was the only song that stood out.

    Something about it really affected me, for some reason.
    Aquarius121on June 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWHAT IS THAT SOUND AT 3:30!!!!!?

    I assumed a bong

    it's creepy

    it sounds like some draggy rattling.

    It's almost disturbing without context :(
    muckguppyon June 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is meant to be sung for a little child as it goes to sleep. Very much like a nice lullaby.
    chriswcson November 13, 2013   Link

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