Hobbitozz ... A Land That Never Was




These Woods Are Haunted
These Woods Are Haunted artwork by Rani Goel
"These Woods Are Haunted" artwork by Rani Goel

The verses of this song are what Forest Boy is singing to himself as he realizes that the forest he lives in, and is currently traveling through, is much darker, deeper, and threatening than previously thought. As he seems to be just acknowledging this, it is apparent that the part of the forest where he grew up was not haunted and did not contain "spirits of the night." Or it could be that they had not yet made their way to his corner of Hobbitozz.

In the choruses the same spirits who have been singing to Forest Boy in the other songs are once again singing to him here. The world of Hobbitozz seems to contain different types of spirits: the spirits who are singing to him and the "spirits of the night." Perhaps they are one and the same, friendly during the day but threatening at night. They also mention the different paths that lead to nowhere or to a witch's lair, a direct reference to the following song.
These woods are haunted
These woods are haunted
by the spirits of the night
by the spirits of the night

But don't be daunted
But don't be daunted
by the spirits of the night
by the spirits of the night

Shapes appear from nowhere
Scenes that make you stop and stare
High above you canopies
Shifting things ...
Of Shadow-green

These woods are haunted
These woods are haunted
by the spirits of the night
by the spirits of the night

But don't be daunted
But don't be daunted
by the spirits of the night
by the spirits of the night

Some paths lead to nowhere
Some paths lead to witch’s lair
All above you canopies
Shifting scenes ...
In Neon-green



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