We bought a small house in this town,
the agent showed us round
I said "It's nice" my daughter frowned
but at least the place was cheap
the papers signed it was ours to keep.
Later that day a jeep pulled up outside
the local sheriff, gun at his side, oh my
he is so cute, with badge and boots
and stepping out to meet him I say "hi"
Oh my, I wish I was wearing lace
"Howdy mamm, I'm officer grace,
and I see you've taken the old Milner place,
so I've got to warn you, now you take a care
don't go past the trees over there."
"Why's that officer, are there bears?"
"No mamm, but the previous owners kids
drowned up there in the lake,
nice kids they were, Molly and Jake"
For ***** sake, is this guy for real?
No wonder this place was such a deal
I quickly look for my daughter,
she's playing there like kids oughta
in the summer sun with the neighbours son,
it's good to see she's having fun.
She's running like she hasn't a care,
with her new ribbon in her hair,
"Well thank you officer grace," I say
"I'll tell her to be careful where she plays"
That night we enjoyed a lovely meal in
this place has such a ***** feeling,
my daughter tells me all about her day
and all the wonderful friends she made.
She's still at that age to make friends so soon
and the next day as I was pushing a broom
opening the door to my daughter's room,
a woman's work just never ends.
I see she's already gone out with her friends
she's left me a note.
There must be some mistake, it says
mom, I've gone to play with Molly and Jake.
Wait, that's not right, it cannot be
reaching the lake I drop to my knees,
I could see the ribbon I had bought her
it was just floating there in the water.
I knelt there for hours screaming her name
till eventually the neighbours came,
they searched the woods for many weeks
all I could do was sit and weep.
I had many visits from officer grace
who had dragged the lake without a trace
of my angel, she's gone,....
and before too long
I was upstairs packing boxes to go.
I would never be able to call this a home
the house was full of bad memories
and looking out the window at the trees
I could see three children staring at me.
Running outside I hear" mom I missed you"
Hugging my angel I say "I missed you too"
This is as happy as I can be, my baby has come back to me.....
Three months later the realtor was saying,
"Now, the deposit, is it cash you're paying?"
"Oh, and before you say yes,
there is one thing I have to digress, by law,
about three months ago or more,
the previous owner was found dead on this floor. She just stood by this window and slit her own wrists."
The new owner says " ****, so this house comes with a twist?"
"It's nothing to worry about, she was just riddled with guilt. After her daughter died her mind started to wilt."
The buyer says, "we'll take it, my kids are already unpacking. "
"That's great, so I will be back in a few hours to
to check in on you, and bring the spare keys too"
And as the agent was turning to leave,
she pauses, a momentary reprieve.
" there's one thing I forgot to mention, silly me, tell your kids not to go past those trees."