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Shadows In The Night

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Here is my latest Minnesota Homebrew Radio Challenge entry:

Let’s write scary or creepy songs for our October 29 show–songs that’ll make our listeners’ skin crawl! Submit by October 28 to:

I’ll tell you all a story of the mighty white oak tree
That received a bolt of lightning as it stood in front of me
The storm was just a howling, the tree trunk seemed to moan
The branches fell around me as I felt so all alone

Now I use the oak for firewood on evenings such as this
Where we sit around the campfire inclined to reminisce
I always seem to notice from the corner of my eye
I see the shadows dancing, I hear a lonesome cry

Shadows in the night, just beyond the campfire light
Shadows in the night, just beyond

This dead wood is well seasoned but seems to come alive
When the white oak gets to burning there’s a spirit that arrives
And you feel the wind right through you so you pull in nice and close
The fire reaches toward you and those shadows turn to ghosts

I was standing right there with it when the lightning hit the tree
And I moaned for just a minute till the life went out of me
I come back now and then when I see the campfire light
I burn a piece of white oak with the shadows in the night

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Colleen Dillon said

Back for a second listen..... and about my earlier question that you gave me options for: I think it was RITA!!!!

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Andrew Russe said

And this... woah, mighty fine... and the Elk Rut noises... yep SCARY!

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slkrell said

Good job here it was hair raising spooky

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slkrell said

Oh my the lightning got you, same thing happened to me

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oldfolks2 said

Scared the pants off me .... I ain't going into those woods ....

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Greg Connor said

Hey Colleen, you asked "Who did the scary cries????" There are two theories: 1. It's Rita calling me for dinner. 2. It's my world famous Elk Rut recordings that I usually play every Halloween.

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Colleen Dillon said

I don't know how you do it. A deep well - your story telling skills.... Love this one!!! Who did the scary cries?????

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Ron said

Fun!! love the sound effects....neat story and a catchy chorus!!!

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KCsGroove said

great lyrics and well played sung and recorded very much enjoyed! KC

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