Something Rotten

See the ghost climbing
The spiral staircase to my brain.
You know it is holding
The key to my emotions,
The key to all my pain.

While the guards were sleeping
The whole castle came crashing down.
The king and queen are hiding,
Hiding in the shadows,
Waiting there to watch Ophelia drown.

The dead horses in the stable
Will not carry me away.
I have to break the silence,
Somebody will have to pay.

I could be bounded in a nutshell,
Call myself king of infinite space.
But since I’ve got these nightmares
I have been
Bleeding all over the place.

Whenever someone’s speaking
Somebody is telling a lie.
The king and queen are hiding,
Hiding in the shadow,
Waiting there to watch me die.

The dead horses in the stable
Will not carry me away.
I have to break the silence,
Somebody will have to pay.

I hear the key turning,
I can hear footsteps on the stairs.
Why am I in here hiding?
A coward.
Why am I so scared?