Gothic Americana Music

THROUGH THE FOREST, THROUGH THE TREES

THROUGH THE FOREST, THROUGH THE TREES

Through the forest, through the trees
Lover will you lay with me?
The wind so still, the night divine
No sweeter breath you’ll taste than mine
Mmm..

Through the forest, through the trees
Lover would not lay with me
Another maiden bent his knee
Bethrothed to him I’d never be

CHORUS
Black as night, the raven’s wings
Strange the silence that he brings
Come perch by me and bid him stay
Lest harmful things should come his way

Through the forest, through the trees
Kiss me farewell, oh lover, please
So deep into his bony cage
My dagger leapt with fiery rage

Through the forest, through the trees
I dragged my lover’s dead debris
No more to darken his love’s door
The lake consumes him evermore

CHORUS
Black as night, the raven’s wings
Strangest song that he now sings
Come perch by me, and sing your tale
And I’ll adorn you beak to nails

BRIDGE
The raven cried from overhead
“I spied the evil you have done
I spied the pointy reckoning
You lit down on your dearest one
Oh, bid me not come perch by you
When murder comes so easily
Oh ne’er will I forget the sight
Of scarlet painted on the leaves”

Through the forest through the trees
I fled so fast my feet did bleed
The raven knows my wicked deed
No innocence can I still plead