"Sneaking up on Boo Radley" as written by and Bruce Hornsby....
Crawl up the back steps up to the back door
Reach up in the dark, turn the handle a little more
Open up real slow so the door won't creak
Look ahead, look behind, don't shuffle your feet

[Chorus]
They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
We play our tricks, make up funny songs
Sneaking around, feeling badly
Sneaking up on Boo Radley

Hear the caterpillar crawl, hear the bed buds bite
Hear the crickets scream, all the sounds of the night
Hear the sound of footprints on the ground I think I say
Don't step on the lightning bugs, watch the crack in your knees

[Chorus]

They say he's funny, got a loose screw
Stay away, he's a threat to you
Give him a break, what do we know
Might turn out we would like him so
We fear what we just don't know

I heard he served a long time ago
He saw some things we'll never know
We laugh and sneak around in the night
Fun and games but I know it's not right

Scared and fascinated
Ignorant we castigate him
Scared and fascinated
Ignorant we flagellate him

They say he's crazy, they say he's gone
We play our tricks, make up funny songs
Down the street walking sadly
Little sister loves him madly
Feeling like the man from Gladly
Sneaking up on Boo Radley
Sneaking up on Boo Radley


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"Sneaking up on Boo Radley" as written by Bruce Hornsby

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