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The Haunted House Lyrics

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The Haunted House

Have YOU ever BEEN
bET YOU have!
a place you didn't understand
a place that frightened you
Did you SEE?
Did you HEAR?
Did you THINK?
that you knew what was around the corner
think back to a time
to a place where you felt you had been before
but couldn't understand why you felt that way
De'ja' voo
Did you hear the noise?
Did you SEE the light?
BATs flying way UP high
MONSTERS walking through a haze
Do you SEE how it collides
with R E A L I T Y?
We walk in a trance every day
No time for reflecting
Always in a hurry
Driving our weapons of destruction
faster, faster, faster
No time for KINDNESS
No time to GIVE
No time to FEEL
I saw a woman
I heard her ask
how much it would cost to repair
her TORN clothes
She looked like a deer
caught in the CROSSFIRE
Was so worried about how much it cost
no A F F E CT
i knew in my heart and soul
that she needed HELP
so i gave her a coin
so she could get
her clothes repaired
Didn't want her to worry about whether she could eat
And as i was about to leave discretely
she asked said: WHO ARE YOU?
I was startled because i knew
She knew that i understood
Because I was that woman
in another LIFE
a VAGABOND, who lost HER way
due to circumstance
It is the people who can still feel the pain
they are the ONES
who are still AWAKE
they haven't let their HEARTS
fall asleep
they haven't let their souls be silenced
or encased in SEA of DENIAL
We've all been in THE HAUNTED HOUSE
Blinded by our goals
JUST trying to make ends meet
But what about GOODNESS?
We forgot ABOUT goodness
we forgot that goodness COUNTS
more than anything
more than MONEY, POWER, or FAME
GOODNESS counts!
don't forget
it's all that matters
don't forget
don't forget
It's all that really matters
Just be good
and try to do the RIGHT thing
and (s)he will forgive us
if we mess up
just take the time
just make the effort
to do the right thing
and (s)he will forgive us
for (s)he knows that we are only human
and that we live in a haunted house
a house that makes us forget
where we've been


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