Posted on January 23rd, 2016 | by Leslie

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Nibble Nibble

Notes on Track 10

I have an affinity for witches, in the arts and in life.  They’re my kin.  Even when they go dark I can understand how they got there and why they choose to remain.  Context counts and we all carry burdens.  What keeps those of us who call down the moon from following that path is the choice not to, but the call to darkness is real.  It’s seductive and always at hand, whispering, now you’ve come you’ll never go..

So this is a song for the witches who travel down that dark path whether they mean to or not.  We can’t all live a life in the light; the shadows require both.

Inspiration

  • The witch in variations of Hansel & Grethel by the Brothers Grimm

Lyrics

The moon is risen, I can see your pebble path
Leading brightly through the trees
Stepping stones to safety
Or at least to what is known

But tonight there is nothing left to guide you
Lose your way, my little children
Build your fire higher
May it keep you from the wolves

Never fear, I will be your salvation
Come near, eat your fill of my elation

Nibble, nibble, like a mouse
Who is nibbling at my house?
Be ye friend or be ye foe
Now you’ve come you’ll never go

In the sunlight rosy windows sugar-spun
Frosted eaves and ginger shingles
Candy-petal gardens
In the bright and dappled glade

Come inside, oh, my poor diminished darlings
Let me warm you by the hearth-flame
Trust me, you’ll feel better
When you’ve had a good night’s sleep

While you’re sleeping I will weave for you a spell
You are bound to my command, you will serve me well
Never will you wander for this castle is a cage
You can’t escape an orphaned fate and you’ve reached the final page
You mistook the spider’s web for one last safety net

Never fear, I will be your salvation
Come near, eat your fill of my elation

Nibble, nibble, like a mouse
Who is nibbling at my house?
Be ye friend or be ye foe
Now you’ve come you’ll never go

Nibble, nibble like a mouse
Nibble, nibble like a mouse

Nibble, nibble, like a mouse
Who is nibbling at my house?
Be ye friend or be ye foe
Now you’ve come you’ll never go

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