Pet Shop Boys The Way Through The Woods Lyrics

They shut the road through the woods

Seventy years ago

Weather and rain have undone it again

And now you would never know

There was once a road through the woods

Before they planted the trees

It is underneath the coppice and heath

And the thin anemones

Only the keeper sees

That, where the ring-dove broods

And the badgers roll at ease

There was once a road through the woods

Yet, if you enter the woods

Of a summer evening late

When the night-air cools

On the trout-ringed pools

Where the otter whistles his mate

(They fear not men in the woods

Because they see so few)

You will hear the beat of a horse’s feet

And the swish of a skirt in the dew

Steadily cantering through

The misty solitudes

As though they perfectly knew

The old lost road through the woods

But there is no road through the woods