Close your heavy eyes, my precious one
Close them oh so tight, my darling one
The demons on the wall dance for you now
Their fingers stretch and claw to reach you
Run from demons, nightmare creatures
Laughing men of longest limb
Hide your feelings, ask forgiveness
Pray that they won't take you in
In the night's cold air you hear a call
Has he said his prayers and blessed the poor?
A thousand voices whisper to you so .
You hide your head beneath the pillow
Be a good boy now, don't suck your thumb
Will it be there still when morning comes?
I'd like to tell you life is carefree but
Those who're naughty should be wary and...

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