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Boogie Man

by Dan Berggren

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When you're a kid, anything evil could fall into the "boogie man" category and if you don't behave - he'll get you! But what if it's the boogie man who's not behaving?

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There's a boogie man in the closet - hiding behind the clothes
Waiting for the moment - when I begin to doze
The boogie man in the closet - steals my cookie, leaves me crumbs
The boogie man in the closet is gone - when morning comes
Gone, gone, long gone - - when morning comes

There's a boogie man under the mattress - whenever lights go out
Making me afraid - filling me with doubt
The boogie man under the mattress - who knows where he's from?
The boogie man under the mattress is gone - when morning comes
Gone, gone, long gone - - when morning comes

Is it just a figment of my mind?
Or fear of the dark that makes me blind?
I try and tell myself: all will be fine
But that boogie man keeps sneaking, creeping across the line

There's a boogie man in the darkness - wearing a disguise
It feeds on fear and ignorance - feeds on greed and lies
The boogie man in the darkness - speaks with forkéd tongue
The boogie man in the darkness, make him gone - when morning comes
Gone, gone, long gone - - when morning comes

There's a boogie man right beside you!

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released October 26, 2020
Vocal & guitars - Dan Berggren; percussion - Brian Melick

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Dan Berggren New York

Dan Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor and a
strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working
folks, taking care of our planet and each other. Dan’s roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has
branched out across many borders.
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