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  1. Sleepy Hollow

From the recording Sleepy Hollow

Joe came up with the intro to this, and then the band worked out the rest of the music by candlelight on halloween night! Also unique is that the lyrics were written collaboratively - Matt did the verses, Frank the chorus, and Joe the post-chorus. This is the definitive Sleepy Hollow masterpiece!

Lyrics

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INTRO:
Young Ichabod Crane leaves the ball a defeated soul
Visions of a beautiful lass, her voice still echoes in his ears
Soon the feeling of a phantom presence alters his thoughts
The sound of an unseen spectre arouses his fears

Moonlight, casting strange shadows across my path -
that move without wind
Legends I've heard of this region that spectres walk -
and stalk in the night
A twig breaks, nearby in the woodland, from heavy weight -
my heart starts to pound
I cry out a "Hail!" and "Who goes there?" to no reply -
but red eyes meet my gaze!

chorus
Sleepy Hollow in the trees, glancing at me
Creepy feelings running through me - I cannot breathe
I cannot escape - fear the mental rape

I set my heels into my horse's flanks with force -
and fly for my life
Although I'm the only live horseman for miles around -
I hear eight hooves pound
Pure terror keeps my eyes locked forward, but I can feel -
hot breath on my neck
I must reach sanctuary in the churchyard across the bridge -
if I'm to survive


chorus
Sleepy Hollow in the trees, glancing at me
Creepy feelings running through me - I cannot breathe
I cannot escape - fear the mental rape