Jacob Haller - The Maze

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The song is based on a nightmare I remember freaking me out when I was a little kid, though now all that remains in my memory is a few images of an anonymous man being gunned down by someone a plan, and then the killer chasing me through a hedge maze. "It's just your imagination" is how parents sometimes try to comfort a kid who's had a bad dream, but for a kid your imagination can be hard to escape. I filtered those thoughts and memories through a bunch of Screamin' Jay Hawkins songs and ended up with this song.

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I don't know how I got here.
I don't know where I've been.
I'm as lost as I can be.
I know I need a plan.
There's a man with no face.
He's waving to the sky.
There's a man in a plane
Shoots him down like a fly.

There's a maze in my mind,
And I just keep on trying
To find my way home.
Find my way home.

When a killer's coming after you,
Got no choice but to run.
It's the most deadly game,
But you know it ain't much fun.
Just jump over the creek
filled with bubbling toxic waste.
There's a time for contemplation,
But you know this sure ain't the place.

There's a maze in my mind
And I just keep on trying
To find my way home.
Find my way home.

[accordion solo]

There's an invisible man
with a visible brain.
Just don't open your eyes
when he calls out your name.
And please try not to think
Of what you know is true:
All these horrors - these horrors
They're coming out of you.

There's a maze in my mind
And I just keep on trying
To find my way home.
Find my way home.

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from SpinTunes #4: Round 1, released January 31, 2012

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