i'll sit here and talk
to the demons
as they
talk to me

(tick)

as they torment me
laughing at my failure
encouraging me to hide
in my shame

(tock)

lay in your bed
in the darkest night
hug your teddy
really tight

(tick)

you see a shadow
under the closet door
cover your eyes with the blanky
just a little more

(tock)

hold really still and maybe
the demons will go away
dont move, barely breathe
dont let them know youre there

(tick)

you hear scratching coming
from under your bed
you know if you move
youre gonna be dead

(tock)

mommy?
come check under my bed.
do you hear the scary things
those monsters said?

(tick)

get out of bed
on your tippy-toes
and tiptoe to
the closet

(tock)

shhh teddy
dont be loud
open the door
oh. my. god.

(boom)