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Stick Witch

Lyric #3029 by bassMonkey

Tags: Horror, Folk Tales, Fear of the Dark, Spooky Toons
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The night falls heavy on the creepy creaky trees,
In the deep dank forest when the feeling of unease,
Clings clammy on your spine like a spider down a drain,
You fear you're never ever getting out of here again,
And your eyes seem blind to a scene as black as pitch,
But you hear it in the dark...
The tap-tap-tapping of the stick witch.

Stick witch, stick witch, tapping on the tree,
Beating out the death march, one, two, three.


Wait the terrifying wait for the witch to appear,
Feel the paralysing fear as the tapping draws near,
It could just be a Woodpecker pecking on a tree,
It might just be there's nothing evil coming after me,
But your blood runs cold and you body starts to twitch,
When you hear it in the dark...
The caw-caw-calling of the stick witch.

Stick witch, stick witch, calling in the night,
This little piggy be dying of fright.

Stick witch, stick witch, sucking on your bones,
When the night falls little piggies run home.
Edited by bassMonkey on Settembre 06 2022 14:01
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ooh that's one scary scene you describe here.... very imaginative lyrics BM :)
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Thank you Shi <3

Im sort of getting the Hallowe'en vibe early this year... Must be the change of weather ;)
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[notes]

Well, Hallowe'en themes early but this one is vexing me a little.
I have deleted and re-inserted the middle part several times trying
to decide whether it works or not.

The theme here is really fear of the dark and kids in the woods trying
to fighten each other with silly scary stuff.
Or the Blair Witch Project to put it another way.

I'm sure most of us have had friends or older siblings trying to perpetrate
this kind of thing making up frightening characters in the dark woods who
come out at night and attributing normal noises (or ones they make themselves
out of sight...) to some terror.

The middle verse adds another (probably innocuous) sound effect and
(I think) grounds it quite nicely as being all in the mind of a younger
subject - and who can resist a line about "eyeball pies"?

But when you have the three noises, verse 3 initially goes back to the
tapping of verse 1 almost as if the scratching never happened. I'm
probably over thinking it, it was just supposed to be fun.

Anyways, take out verse 2 and you actually introduce more doubt about
whether the "stick witch" is real so you could argue it's a bit scarier.

And don't ask me what a "stick witch" is either because I couldn't really
say other than some a-hole tapping a stick on a tree to frighten their
friends.

[Longer Version]

The night falls heavy on the creepy creaky trees,
In the deep dank forest when the feeling of unease,
Clings clammy on your spine like a spider down a drain,
You fear you're never ever getting out of here again,
And your eyes seem blind to a scene as black as pitch,
But you hear it in the dark...
The tap-tap-tapping of the stick witch.

Stick witch, stick witch, tapping on the tree,
Beating out the death march, one, two, three.

You hear the sound once and then it comes around twice,
If only you had listened to your mother's advice,
So instead of scared stiff you'd be safely in your house -,
Maybe the witch will stay away if you're quiet as a mouse?
But your heart starts pounding like a son-of-a-bitch,
Then you hear it in the dark...
The scrit-scrit-scratching of the stick witch.

Stick witch, stick witch, scratching at your eyes,
Nothing quite as tasty as those eyeball pies.

Wait the terrifying wait for the witch to appear,
Feel the paralysing fear as the tapping draws near,
It could just be a Woodpecker pecking on a tree,
It might just be there's nothing evil coming after me,
But your blood runs cold and you body starts to twitch,
When you hear it in the dark...
The caw-caw-calling of the stick witch.

Stick witch, stick witch, calling in the night,
This little piggy be dying of fright.

Stick witch, stick witch, sucking on your bones,
When the night falls little piggies run home.
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A most awesome lyric added some music [wl]251627[/wl]
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Such an awesome rendition! Thanks for using it Gary.

I sort of had the "stick witch,stick witch..." bits in my head as a kind of sinister little descant - almost "Ring-A-Ring-O'-Roses" sung by children if you know what I mean.

And then I listened your "STIIICK WIIIITCH!!!!!!!" treatment. I literally high fived the computer screen (how sad is that?)

Great work - and yes, cool woodpecker at the end :)
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bassMonkey wrote:
[notes]

The middle verse adds another (probably innocuous) sound effect and
(I think) grounds it quite nicely as being all in the mind of a younger
subject - and who can resist a line about "eyeball pies"?

But when you have the three noises, verse 3 initially goes back to the
tapping of verse 1 almost as if the scratching never happened. I'm
probably over thinking it, it was just supposed to be fun.

I love the longer version and more noises = more scary to me, and makes me wonder a bit more about what is going on, and I think of different interpretations, and that all adds to the mystery of the Stick Witch! Ooooh!
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