Thimblegray

Today I joined and now I'll stay.
I'm going to dance the night away.
I'll be myself and never fear
That they will find my hideaway.

I built myself house today
From pine wood, paint, and papier mache.
I drew a crane above my bed.
The perfect little hideaway.

I met a horse on the road today.
I stopped and asked if he would stay
Up at my house and watch the stars
That grace the sky far, far away.

The horse's name was Thimblegray.
He took me up far, far away
To touch the stars that fall to earth
And come to chase bad dreams away.

The bad dreams found my hideaway
I told them all to go away
I cried and pleaded till I choked.
And good dreams faded into grey .

That night I fought and ran away.
I went to find my Thimblegray.
Beside an old dry river bed
I found him eating scarlet hay.

I told him of my hideaway
And how I'd finally run away
He told me to go back to sleep
"These things," he said, "are for the day."

I wept when I saw the hideaway.
I held on tight to Thimblegray.
He let me cry into his mane
Because he had no words to say.

Then, to the sky flew Thimblegray.
He took me up far, far away
To touch the stars that fall to earth
And come to chase bad dreams away.

I fell asleep on Thimblegray.
The devious dreams were sent away.
They fell to earth and turned to rain
In drops of blue and silver ray

Today I joined and now I'll stay.
I'm going to dance the night away.
I'll be myself and never fear
That they will find my hideaway.