Saved By Murder

Grimm Tales Cover

Lyrics

Oh grandmother what big ears you have- all the better to hear you with
Oh grandmother what big eyes you have- all the better to see you with
Oh grandmother what big teeth you have- all the better to eat you with
Oh grandmother what dark heart you have- all the better so I can live

Little Red Cap with a basket full of cake and wine, treading through the forest
Such a sweet precious, grandma’s favourite, minding her manners
“I’ll do everything just right” she says
Tell the wolf exactly where Nan lives
Walking off the path and picking up flowers
Dancing like the sunbeams while Nan gets devoured
Little Cap had it coming, she should’ve done what mother said
Walking off the path like that, it’s only fair she ends up dead
Now she’s all gone and the clever wolf is fed

Sometimes to live you gotta take
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Life ain’t so precious once it’s stolen away
Saved by murder, saved by murder
If it’s a choice between guilt and your head on a stake
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Sometimes you gotta kill to live another day
To live another day

Lucky Red Cap, the huntsman passing by in time to find the wolf and slice him
Snip with the scissors, right down the centre, so out can jump the young girl crying
“Oh I was so frightened it was dark in there
Let me fill the wolf with stones ’til he falls down dead
Serve Grandma wine, pull the fur from the bones
I swear I learnt my lesson, I won’t run off on my own
But, oh he had it coming, that wicked wolf that was so sly
Wretched and misleading, he tricked me so he had to die
Now I am happy and I won’t be tricked again”

Sometimes to live you gotta take
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Life ain’t so precious once it’s stolen away
Saved by murder, saved by murder
If it’s a choice between guilt and your head on a stake
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Sometimes you gotta kill to live another day

I I, another wolf can come and another wolf can die
I, take the bait, follow the trail and fall from the sky
I, down into the trough, set up just right
I, so you can struggle and splash til your throat shuts tight

Sometimes to live you gotta take
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Life ain’t so precious once it’s stolen away
Saved by murder, saved by murder
If it’s a choice between guilt and your head on a stake
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Sometimes you gotta kill to live another day
Saved by murder, saved by murder

No one stays clean cause everyone plays
Saved by murder, saved by murder
And everyone’s guilty by the end of the game
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Savages and killers, wrapped in lace
Saved by murder, saved by murder
Use pretty, little soaps but the blood still stains
But the blood still stains