Roasted Witch

Grimm Tales Cover

Lyrics

The mother said “we’re gonna starve
There’s barely enough food for us
The children have got to go
Let the animals tear them up in the woods”
But Hansel and Gretel overheard
What their cruel mother had planned
Hansel filled his jacket with pebbles
And soon they would understand

Whether murder, stealing or deceiving
You can get past any hitch
Pray to God, forget your conscience
Happy life, roasted witch
Happy life, roasted witch

The parents, they played their game
But Hansel laid the stones in a trail
The moonlight shone their way
Back to their home, where their parents stayed
This time the mother locked them in
So Hansel couldn’t fetch stones
He used the little bread he had
To make his next trail home

Whether murder, stealing or deceiving
You can get past any hitch
Pray to God, forget your conscience
Happy life, roasted witch
Happy life, roasted witch

Woodland birds ate the crumbs
The children couldn’t find no way home
A wicked witch laughed and scorned
“Now I have them for my own”

The witch had a house made of bread
With a roof made of cake and clear sugar windows
The children were lured right in
Greedily gnawing away ’til they froze
For the witch had caught them, she brought them in
At first, she was kind and good
But then she locked Hansel into a cage
Said she’d boil him and eat him as food

Whether murder, stealing or deceiving
You can get past any hitch
Pray to God, forget your conscience
Happy life, roasted witch
Happy life, roasted witch

The witch wanted Hansel fat
But he’d hold out a bone whenever she’d check
She was stalled, but her patience grew thin
She fired up her oven and called Gretel in
She said “climb inside, check the oven’s heat”
Gretel thought, then claimed “I don’t know how to do that”
When the witch went to demonstrate
Gretel slammed the door shut so she’d burn to death

As the witch howled and wailed and her body burned
The children stole her stones and pearls
They ran back home, their mother had died
Now they’d be happy for all their lives

Whether murder, stealing or deceiving
You can get past any hitch
Pray to God, forget your conscience
Happy life, roasted witch
Happy life, roasted witch
Happy life, roasted witch
Happy life, roasted witch
Happy life, roasted witch