The Woods

by Hat & Boots

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Dear human,

Thank you for finding this tune. The performance of this song tends to change over time, but the lyrics have remained the same. "The Woods" is a story that marks a significant growth for myself. However, I hope you are able to read/listen and find a meaning of your own inside. I wish you all the best and that you find what you may need!

With love,


You told me to hurry we have a long walk
The path starts to fade but your confidence leads
There's fire in your eyes and I realize where this ends
I'm scared and I beg we turn back before dark
To which you reply "our means to an end is to make the dark end
Don't let the fear grab you and keep you from freedom"

The end lies ahead, a cabin that holds it all in
I fear what's inside, years of darkness I had to hide

We open the door with matches and malice in hand
Scratch marks on the walls,
Blood stains in the halls,
Our eerie broken songs,
And a cry from beneath it all

I stare it all in the face, everything that ever brought me pain

We take an axe to the doors and the walls
Burn it down and let it all fall
Then embers of the pain and broken yesterdays
Will flicker and fade in the background today


released September 26, 2014
Written and Performed by Timothy Bretschneider
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Connor Quigley



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Hat & Boots Woodbury, New Jersey

I am not sure where these songs will take me, or if they will take me anywhere or maybe everywhere. I am trying not to worry about the future too much. I hope you enjoy what you hear and the experience I may provide.

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