David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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APED: "i'll leave the light on in the hall"

Your teeth are all brushed,
and the stories are read,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.
I've checked in the closet,
and under your bed,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.
It's time now for dreaming,
so sleep with a smile,
I won't be far off, should you call.
I'll be awake, for the next little while,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.

The pillows are soft,
and the blankets are warm,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.
And the roof and the windows
will keep out the storm,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.
And the house will stand sturdy,
there's nothing to fear,
though the world's big and you are still small,
there's plenty of room to grow up in, my dear,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.

There are fathers and mothers
less lucky than me,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.
And I've been where they are,
so I know what could be,
and I'll leave the light on in the hall.
And I'll keep the roof sound,
I'll make sure the house stands,
and I'll catch you, my dear, should you fall.
Because I love you so, and also, I can,
I'll leave the light on in the hall.
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