Zarni De Wet - Eric

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Eric was once a small boy
I could wrap into my arms
He loved building lands of lego
With dragons, knights and guards
I picture him with arms up
Always reaching out to me
I don’t picture him the way he turned out to be

He stopped playing guns and robbers
And he stayed up in his room
I chose to turn a blind eye
Never asked what he was up to

Monsters in the closet
I didn’t see
I wish I could chase them all away, to give him peace
I carry more than all the pain he caused you
The day you lost your baby
I lost a baby too

At 16 I gave him ammunition for his life
I told him always stand up
If in your heart it’s right

But now a heavy heart wonders
If I said too much
With ammunition by his side
His baby heart is cold and tough

Monsters in the closet
I didn’t see
I wish I chased them all away, to give him peace
I carry more than just the pain he caused you
The day you lost your baby
I lost a baby

Oh no no no no no no...
No no no no no no...

In a trench coat, the death angel
Painted red on high school walls
He laughed a devil laugh
At the girls hiding in the bathroom stalls

Monster in the closet
I didn’t see
I wish I could take it all away, and bring some peace
I carry more than just the pain he caused you
The day you lost your baby
I lost a baby too
I lost a baby
I lost

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from SpinTunes #2: Round 3, released November 9, 2010
Zarni De Wet

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