The Old Oak

(Shermann / Diamond)

Do you remember the bridge? 
The bridge that was standing in ruin 
Do you remember the sign? 
Demons and witches were doing 
They say it's a bad place 
They say it's a magic place 
Deep down under 
The soil of this unholy land 
Deep down under 
The roots of a tree they have damned 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
Nothing will grow in the ground 
The Old Oak is killing it all 
If you are ever around 
Beware of the Oak and its charm 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
The Old Oak might make you blind 
The Old Oak might trick your eyes 
Hypnotized..... 
It's a bad sign 
When the Autumn comes and the leaves 
are gone 
Oh it's a bad sign 
The Oak must feed in order to breed 
Bad sign....... Bad sign 
It's a bad sign when the Autumn comes 
And the leaves are gone 
It's a nightmare found 
I wonder... what made this magic tree so 
Hang with me, hang with the hangman 
Another season in another century 
Hang with me, hang with the hangman 
Blood from the madmen we hung in that 
tree 
Blood to the ground 
Blood to the roots.... Red 
All around the Old Oak 
Deep into the ground they buried them 
Indians of ancient times 
Saw it as a holy shrine 
Can you believe, sacrificing their own 
Must have been a mighty GOD 
To receive a gift of life 
All the people must have known 
Happiness would come if sown 
Can you believe, sacrificing their own 
The Old Oak might make you blind 
The Old Oak might trick your eyes 
Hypnotized..... 
No! Don't hang with me 
As I go back to the Old Oak tree