Parents Monsters & God

In his infancy there were parents

And monsters and God

His parents were loud and kind

And they lifted him up, up up!


The monsters lived in his dreams

The bore down on him

As he tried to escape from the

Stirrups of his rocking horse


God, they said was everywhere

Or up in heaven or in your heart

God would smile or forgive

Or strike down his enemies one by one


He visits his parents now

Instructs them in medications

Stocks their refrigerator

Mops floors and brows


Monsters he sees now in museums

Accompanied by the sensation

Of a tiny hand squeezing his own

And a lifting up, up up!


And God is only now

A whisper in the ear of his son

Who wakes in the night, terrified

Asking questions about death

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP