There's A Nightmare In My Closet

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When I was a kid, there was a book that I used to read called "There's A Nightmare In My Closet". I loved it and hated it. I suppose the things I was afraid of ultimately ended up being real. Because this song is mostly about myself, I affectionately titled it with the name of that book.


put your shoes on, we’ve got a long walk home
grab your pitchfork and a torch, it’s a long dark road
if you stay close to me we’ll make it through the night
you know the monsters come out when they see the streetlights

and there’s something in the dark that we’ve all heard of
do they come from below or come from above
and there’s something in the dark that gets into my head
I think they’re hiding in the closet and under the bed

there’s a cool breeze blowing across my face
I’ve gotta get up, get out, get away from this forsaken place
and when they talk to me I don’t know what to say
I hold my hears and close my eyes, but they won’t go away


from Diversions, released October 31, 2015
Drums: Ryan Fancher



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JOEL Maryville, Illinois

Joel has lived in the same small midwest town his whole life. He is married with 5 kids. He writes and records music purely as a creative outlet. You won't likely see him playing shows, but we suppose he'd oblige if you ask him nicely. Joel is intrigued by unorthodox thinking regarding spirituality, as shown in his new EP "Diversions". Joel is the worship leader at Copper Creek Christian Church. ... more

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