“Danger and Dread” by Brown Bird

1. Danger and Dread – Lyrics by David Lamb

Come on baby let me take your troubles away
Some mean old mama’s got your head all in a horrible way
Still for all your cryin’ and all your pain
You’re just the sweetest little woman that I’ve seen in my day
So come on pretty mama let me take your troubles away

I’ve heard you wake up cryin’ from the evils lyin’ under our bed
You say there’s no use tryin’ to protect you from the danger and dread
Though this world is made of fearsome beasts that bark and bite
We were born to put these creatures through one hell of a fight
May we feast upon the flesh of any fever that befalls you tonight

Soon her sides will split wide open
We shall feast when darkness falls
Sing until our jaws are broken
Heed the blackened water’s call

Lay down your burdens don’t you let them drag you into the ground
I know you’re hurtin’ but there’s plenty of your pain to go ‘round
Lord knows that everybody’s got a cross to bear
And I see no use in tryin’ to contrast and compare
There’s always someone being slaughtered by a bigger stack of splinters somewhere

If a day should break in anger
Patience weak and temper strong
Put our able hands to labor
We will work through what went wrong