On candystripe legs the spiderman comes
Stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
Searching out fear in the gathering gloom and
Softly through the shadow of the evening sun
Looking for the victim shivering in bed
A movement in the corner of the room!
When I realise with fright
And there is nothing I can do
That the spiderman is having me for dinner tonight!
Quietly he laughs and shaking his head Creeps closer now
Closer to the foot of the bed
And softer than shadow and quicker than flies
"Be still be calm be quiet now my precious boy
His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes
Don't struggle like that or I will only love you more
For it's much too late to get away or turn on the light
The spiderman is having you for dinner tonight" By a thousand million shivering furry holes
And I feel like I'm being eaten
And I know that in the morning I will wake up In the shivering cold
And the spiderman is always hungry.