You are so soft and warm, dusted with flowers My face in the palm of your hand, I feel powerful Tell me again that you like my soft head I am an egg I will rest in your bed.
Hold me through nightshirts, hold me through pajama pants Hold me so tight I am forced to give up the dance Tie me to the bed and don’t let me escape from you Outside it’s cold, but you are my you are my
Pillowman dance, Pillowman sing Let me ride, let me ride in your basket that’s filled with the spring Hope will come again, that’s what they say to me Every green blade of grass bends down to pray for me
Filling my dreams with the scent of green fields A world so soft; a world where the obstacles will yield To a kind world, yield to a smile A plate full of cookies will persuade luck to stay for a while
Then I’ll walk back to a world that is cold Where the smiles and the cookies are all bought and sold But first leave me with something I can understand A scrap of pink flannel I’ll hide in my hand
Pillowman guard me, stand watch at my door Comfort me when I can’t comfort myself anymore When it hurts and they’re trying to charm me Knock on my door with intentions to harm me
I bury my face in your pillowy skin Breath through your pores and I feel peace descend To my brain like a powder that fills up my nose Is it true- everything comes and everything goes?
Just then the darkness begins to arise Surprised to find that someone realized That I I I I deserve to be befriended Your hands on my heart til the day it has mended
And as the black blood seeps into my brain Carrying the knowledge that made me go insane Black leather images bite me with fangs Held in your arms, I’m contorting with pangs
But Pillowman fights the past with his soft fists Pulls out his scalpel for the pieces of evil that resist Because I I I deserve to be defended My tears on his sleeve for the things that have ended
Head on your heart and your fuzz fills my ears Stroking my brain as it struggles with so many fears I wish I knew how not to be afraid But until then, Pillowman will be my friend.