Charlie McCarron - Trail In The Snow

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lyrics

Clock strikes three
I wake up in a sweat
Toss and turn and I won't sleep again
The feeling's back
Feel it in the hair on the back of my neck
Then I see the eyes
At the side of my bed
Glowing green
Shining like the edge of a dream
God knows if I concentrated
The eyes would blur out
The voice would quit singing

You've got to run if you want to save yourself
You've got to run if you want to save yourself

Morning light cuts through
Sooner than a splitting head wanted it to
Can't recall the night all clouded together
Off to work under a spell of gray weather
Hypnotized by the feather
Floating through the bus
Nobody knows where it starts or where it goes
Then I remembered
Two weeks ago
Tracks in the snow
Round the house
And up to the window

You've got to run if you want to save yourself
You've got to run if you want to save yourself

"Wake up son, you were supposed to get off
You been on my bus since the crack of dawn
And I can see in your suit you're a busy man
No time for cat naps in the captain's chair"

He opens the door and as I step out
The air smells like I've never been to this side of town
Turn to ask where the hell we are
But the driver peels off without a word
So I am left alone
Smokestacks and gravel roads
No soul for miles and miles
Industrial metal silos
Feeling's back
Feel it in the skin crawling under my chest
Inflamed in the bitter cold winter wind
Chain linked
Barbed and wired at nine feet high
Ominous obstacle to the inside
Try the gate but it's locked tight
Then I remembered
Long ago
Down this road
Before the fences and secrets told
Where I battled
Dark shadows
And my memory
Unraveled

You've got to run if you want to save yourself
You've got to run if you want to save yourself

Supernatural Conspiracy
Hiding in the mind behind the screen
If you want to find me
I'll leave a trail in the snow
For you alone
If you want to save yourself

credits

from SpinTunes #3: Round 3, released July 16, 2011
Features Nicole Mellas, Alix Sophia & Matt Schubbe on vocals.

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