Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen
On Halloween the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin' scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it's Hallowe'en fun.
Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance:
Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew,
Leaping into darkness with delight,
Lusting for the ecstasy of fright,
Open to the charm of horrors new....
Just like a ghost,
you've been a-hauntin' my dreams,
So I'll propose on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy
with a spooky little girl like you
Being in a band
you can wear whatever you want -
it's like an excuse for Halloween everyday.
You wouldn't believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.
On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park....
Hold on, man.
We don't go anywhere with
"scary," "spooky," "haunted,"
or "forbidden" in the title.