The Thing on my back
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I’m scared of the Thing.

The Thing on my back

The Thing on my back, Cruel,

The Thing on my back, Cruel, faceless,

The Thing on my back, Cruel, faceless, black,

The Thing on my back, Cruel, faceless, black, It’s a terrible Thing,

The Thing on my back, Cruel, faceless, black, It’s a terrible Thing, This Thing on my back

It dwells in my shadow, it follows my steps,

It dwells in my shadow, it follows my steps, A chain at my ankle, a weight round my neck,

It’s claws - they’re like ice! - sink into my heart,

It’s claws - they’re like ice! - sink into my heart, Take hold of my chest and tear me apart

And it’s there every minute,

And it’s there every minute, Every hour,

And it’s there every minute, Every hour, Each day,

And it’s there every minute, Every hour, Each day, The Thing has no mercy,

And it’s there every minute, Every hour, Each day, The Thing has no mercy, It’s hunger unstayed

So like a puppet on strings I bend to its will,

So like a puppet on strings I bend to its will, A lamb to the slaughter,

So like a puppet on strings I bend to its will, A lamb to the slaughter, A wolf to the kill

And my world is now grey, for I sense no respite,

And my world is now grey, for I sense no respite, But the Thing - it quivers! It wracks in delight!

And my world is now grey, for I sense no respite, But the Thing - it quivers! It wracks in delight! It drains me of will,

And my world is now grey, for I sense no respite, But the Thing - it quivers! It wracks in delight! It drains me of will, Drains me of fight

There’s a Thing on my back,

There’s a Thing on my back, Cruel,

There’s a Thing on my back, Cruel, faceless and black,

I’m scared of the Thing

But it’s scared of me back.

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