The other day I walked through the woods to a secret staircase
A crumbling pile of stone where love grew its way
Undetected by time, through the weeds and the moss
A place we kept to ourselves, and where I come to feel my loss
Once I was so proud to be your one and only loving guy
Even now my aching heart just hammers as I try
To drag you back to the days when your attention was mine
But when we left our secret staircase, I blew it oh so many times
Remember the words you spoke on the stairs:
“Boy, you’re so intense, you’ve got me scared”
So you took out a paper to keep me away
Baby you misunderstand me, there’s no need for restraint
Now I’m sitting alone in the woods on a secret staircase
In tears but I know you’ll someday see it my way
Oh I’m sorry, can’t let up, won’t say goodbye
from The Zags,
released March 2, 2015
Words & music by Stanton Hall.
Stan on lead vox & acoustic guitar & steel guitar, Rachel on backing vox.
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