Soul Stealers (Kathleen Taylor)

“Soul Stealers” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Soul Stealers” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Kathleen Taylor.
Tune: Kathleen Taylor.


They come to your cradle early when you’re still too young to fight,
And they pull away the covers, and they take away the light.
And they put your Mom and Dad to sleep, so it does no good to yell.
Soul Stealers come to steal your soul and cast you into hell.

They slip a black sack over your head, and they whisper, “It’s only a dream.”
They paralyze your body, so you cannot run nor scream.
You are helpless and invisible. They carry you away
Right past your sleeping family just at the break of day.

Soul Stealers! Soul Stealers! Catch you in their plan.
Soul Stealers! Soul Stealers! Resist them if you can.

Soul Stealers’ ways are many and hard to understand,
For they murmur words of comfort as they take you by the hand.
They’ll show you the painted horses, and they’ll tell you what to feel.
And if you disagree with them, they’ll break you on the wheel.

And when you’ve learned to agree with them and that struggle won’t avail,
They’ll teach you games to play with them; they’ll teach you how to fail.
They’ll slip cold shackles around your feet, and they’ll beat you in the race.
And they’ll teach you that’s your lot in life; they’ll teach you that’s your place.

Soul Stealers! Soul Stealers! Catch you in their plan.
Soul Stealers! Soul Stealers! Resist them if you can.

They’ll steal the light out of your eyes and the thoughts out of your brain.
They’ll steal the songs right off your lips and the life blood from your veins.
They’ll bend your back and they’ll break your heart; they’ll use you as they will.
They’ll teach you how to work for them, and your soul they’ll take and kill.

And now you know why your Daddy drank and why his hair turned gray,
And why your Mum so seldom laughed, and why they could not play.
And now you think that the Soul Stealers were a nightmare long ago,
But you’re haunted by an emptiness that will not let you go.

Soul Stealers! Soul Stealers! Catch you in their plan.
Soul Stealers! Soul Stealers! Resist them if you can.

Resist them! Resist them!
Resist them if you can.


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