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There's Something in the Woods

from Honor the Father by The Restoration



Narrator: Sheriff Glen Elewine, 1954

“There’s something in the woods.”
They’ve been sayin’ that a good long time.
Since before I pinned this badge onto this shirt,
The stories have been comin’ down the line.

There’s been talk about animal sacrifice,
Blood rituals—
A family that keeps pagan rites—
A threat to good Christian Lexington-ites.

I hear them in the churches singing “Hallelujah”.

Now, I think myself a Godly man,
But a sheriff can’t make service every Sunday.
My sanctum was always an empty road—
Until the Sunday that little boy ran from the woods in tattered clothes.

I stopped my car and he came to me, yelling,
“I woke up to my momma screaming
Daddy’s hands—his knife—he pushed it down—
And Momma, she quit moving.”

The boy, he told me he had run,
And behind him heard his sister yelling curses,
Choked out by the distance he had come.
Well, as I locked my car and followed him into the woods off Highway 1, I thought,

Some folks say they’ll pray for me and other ones, they wish me luck.
Well, either way, I know I’m gonna need it.


from Honor the Father, released November 9, 2012
Music & Lyrics by Daniel Machado

Recorded live by:
Aleks Amer — drums
Adam Corbett — upright bass
Lauren Garner — violin
Sharon Gnanashekar — piano
Daniel Machado — vocals for Glen Elewine, guitar

Produced by Stephen Russ, Daniel Machado
Engineered & mixed by Collin Derrick
Mastered by Tim Hall


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