Witch of the Wildwoods

Published on Apr 26, 2014

Song: Witch of the Wildwoods
Artist: Moonstruck
Album: Witch of the Wildwoods
Year: 1999

Never go near the wildwoods
My mother always said
Children that enter the wildwoods
End up missing or dead

My friends, they fear the wildwoods
They would shout and moan and cry
There’s a witch that lives in the wildwoods
And she’ll keep you till you die

I dreamed at night of the wildwoods
As if something were pulling me there
I know I belonged in the wildwoods
That place of magic so rare

I vowed to enter the wildwoods
To face my fear some day
Time, it blew like a curse on the wind
And carried my childhood away

I stepped into the wildwoods
A man, grown up and fair
I walked that path of mystery
And pushed away my fear

There’s a witch that lives in the wildwoods
That dark and scary lore
I’ve always longed for the wildwoods
And today I’ll find out more

Nighttime came to the wildwoods
The moon rose in the sky
In fear I ran, I tripped and fell
And I began to cry

The animals heard my crying
And the creatures wild and free
They gathered around, took away my fear
And they protected me

I came upon a moonlit pool
Elementals all around
My thirst was great, I took a drink
And my heart began to pound

A magical change occurred in me
My clothes no longer torn
I saw my true reflection then
A witch I’d been reborn

An owl perched on my shoulder
A wolf sat by my feet
I’m a child of Mother Earth
And She’ll watch over me

I’ve always longed for the wildwoods
It pulled me here this day
There’s a witch that lives in the wildwoods
And this is where I’ll stay

There’s a witch that lives in the wildwoods
And this is where I’ll stay

LISTEN

NOTES

Seems to be about someone leaving a previous religious tradition in favor of following some kind of pagan tradition instead. The actual traditions are not named, it’s about the person’s change.

Going from James Fowler Stage 3 to Stage 4 perhaps. http://www.uua.org/re/tapestry/youth/wholeness/workshop2/167602.shtml 

Want to think about this for a Midsummer Service.

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