" I'm gonna run you
over when I come
back down"
- Dennis Nedry
Intercontinental Music Lab

The Stretcher

Subject: Procrustes, Written and performed by Dan Waldkirch

(Metal!)

Young traveler, you’re looking lost, tired and thin
There’s always empty rooms here at Procrustes’ Inn
The bed’s a little long, which I just can’t allow
It’s quite a stretch but we can make it work somehow!

A little short, a little long, don’t you agree?
I’ll get my tools and we’ll adjust accordingly
Get into bed, lay down your head, and close your eyes
It’s mine to keep, just go to sleep
So I can cut you down to size

Your feet are tired and you’re running out of light
(There’s something strange about this traveler tonight…)
Athen’s your destination, Theseus your name
Just lay yourself along this cozy metal frame!

A little short, a little long, don’t you agree?
I’ll get my tools and we’ll adjust accordingly
Get into bed, lay down your head, and close your eyes
It’s mine to keep, just go to sleep
So I can cut you down to size

If you want hospitality, well this is it
I’ll take you in and make it all a perfect fit
A little short, a little long, don’t you agree?
Put down your things, and baby
Come and spend the night with me

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