Children of the Stones Intro Theme Song Lyrics

By Kiyan • 26 February 2021

Children of the Stones title card from the intro

Hi, folks. Kiyan here. It’s been a little over a year since Dylan and I watched the classic 1976 horror TV series Children of the Stones for Inevitable, our classic sci-fi podcast, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.

I’ve been thinking about the utter helplessness it exudes, that perfect atmosphere of near-hopeless struggle against an evil close to home that is both propounded and caused by the fact that you’re experiencing it all through the eyes of a child.

I’ve been thinking about how it doesn’t shy away from the utterly eerie in its ending, instead leaning full tilt into the “scarred for life” abyss and dragging its young audience by the collar in with it.

But mostly, I’ve been thinking about its intro theme song.

Composed by the ineffable Sidney Sager, Children of the Stones’ theme music evokes just the right sort of fear, beckoning you aurally into a world of cyclical time and psychoastronomic phenomena.

But weirdly enough, try as I might, I couldn’t find the lyrics to the song anywhere on the public internet.

So I thought I’d fix that.

Without further ado, here are the official lyrics to the Children of the Stones intro theme song.


Now this is a story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I’d like to take a moment before my memory gets blurry
And tell you how I escaped getting turned to stone at Milbury

In some part of England born and raised
Making sandwiches was how I spent most of my days
Banana, pear, apple crumble and all
While wearing a shirt four sizes too small

Then one day in a local junk shop
I saw a painting of a ritual that made me stop
I showed it to my dad and he said in a hurry
“Son, pack your bags, we’re heading to Milbury”

We arrived in a village quite out of the way
And all the townsfolk greeted us with “Happy day”
We didn’t think much at first of this odd little group
Turns out they were pawns in an ancient time loop

Perpetrated by Hendrick, whose ultimate goal
Was to channel our souls into a black hole
And turn us to stone, but we managed to scurry
And that’s how we escaped the town of Milbury

Well, there you have it. Children of the Stones has one of the most iconic TV intro themes of the 70s, and I’m honestly surprised no one has bothered transcribing the lyrics until now.

Well, that’s what we’re here for I guess.

Anyway, if you want to listen to what Dylan and I had to say about this creepy kids’ series, you can check out our episodes on it here:

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7

Have you watched Children of the Stones? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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