Charcoal Heather

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Our third and fiercest by far

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released February 1, 2012

Bill Taylor-Guitar & Vocals, Nick Waters-Bass, Paul Furusho-Drums

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Songs For Snakes San Francisco, California

Songs For Snakes is Bill Taylor-Vocals & Guitar, Steve Delany-Drums
Justin Castilla-Bass

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Track Name: St. Mary
St. Mary come and stay with me
With outstretched hands delivering
The time you spent meant a lot to me
You're the self fulfilling prophecy

An I've been on the wrong side of this life in my mind
And you shine your light on what's right in my life

And I didn't mean to frighten you 
With looks that took without meaning to
And I came to believe in you
Your eyes told me the truth

An I've been on the wrong side of this life in my mind
And you shine your light on what's right in my life

It's in your hands now

St. Mary come and stay with me
With outstretched hands delivering
The time you spent meant a lot to me
You're the self fulfilling prophecy

An I've been on the wrong side of this life in my mind
And you shine your light on what's right in my life
Track Name: Sidewalk Rider
When our friendship became toxic oh I don't know
There were two sides but neither one spoke oh no

When you decide you've got nothing left to hide
I'll want to know
Cause it's hard to believe I was the seed of your..

When you said you've been a bad friend I know what you mean
Cause under the surface lurks much more than this of that I'm sure

When you decide you've got nothing left to hide
I'll want to know
Cause it's hard to believe I was the seed of your unhappiness
Track Name: Charcoal Heather
I have taken steps and measures
To pray to charcoal heather
Saw her in a vision and a dream
When she speaks to me of harmony
A life of tragedy remembers me
And empathy washes away

Oh won't you be in a scene of my dreams
I have seen in a dream

You thought you could hide behind a hard stare
An icy glare that left you gazing from your window to no one
Did you intend to shock me in revelry
A change in scenery would be best for me right now

Oh I won't hurt you but I want to see you bleached by the sun
May it rain down on you till it haunts you
Those you sent away have their day 

Oh won't you be in a scene of my dreams
I have seen in a dream
May it rain down on you till it haunts you
Those you sent away have their day 
Track Name: Half Life
Live my life with ups and downs there's no middle ground
I've had your share and you've had all all that you can bear

You wait  you're gray you watched it pass you by and that was ok

I didn't wake up one day and say I'll piss my life away
I'm waiting for a moment to call my own isolation prone

You wait  you're gray you watched it pass you by and that was ok
You wake afraid what you feel is not real it's in your head

Live my life with ups and downs there's no middle ground
I've had your share and you've had all all that you can bear

You wait  you're gray you watched it pass you by and that was ok
You wake afraid what you feel is not real it's in your head
What you feel is not real it's in your head
What you feel is not real it's in your head
Track Name: Thorazine Eyes
Your enemies were your friends
They left you on your own then you made your own
It's simple can't you they want to bury me it's simple can't you see

And I know her and I know her 

And after a while a while I saw it in your smile there was no one there
I saw it in your stare more than you can bare so you turned within

And I know her and I know her 

Many more of those you'll have an overdose many more of those 
What I couldn't see right in front of me what I couldn't see

The enemy you know is always better so better left alone
What I didn't know what you couldn't show your world was within

Many more of those you'll have an overdose many more of those 
What I couldn't see right in front of me what I couldn't see
Track Name: The Most Documented Man
Don't want to be you don't want to see you
Document this man
You said you carried me
Had to hold my hand
I got away I got away or so it seemed
But the academy put a knife in me

I bought the lies looked right in their eyes
I could not see it then behind the curtain

Now I know the plan
I see your hidden hand
Drown me with layers of paper you buried me
And I couldn't see the forest from the trees
When they were done you didn't recognize me

I saw through lies looked behind her eyes
There was nothing there just greed in her glare
Track Name: L Terrible
YOU ARE WAITING FOR A CHANGE IN
THE WAY YOU’RE FEELING CAN’T STOP THINKING
I CAN’T SEE IT JUST A FEELING
I KEEP REACHING MY GLASS CEILING
 
WHO DO I WANT TO BE IT’S TIME
WHO DO I WANT TO BE THIS TIME
 
NOW YOU HAVE IT ON TO THE NEXT THING
WHEN YOU HAVE IT EVERYTHING’S DREAMY
BACK TO REALITY ON TO THE NEXT DREAM
YOU NEVER GET THERE ALWAYS REACHING
 
WHO DO I WANT TO BE IT’S TIME
WHO DO I WANT TO BE THIS TIME
 
I DON’T WANT TO YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
ON THE JOURNEY ALWAYS LEARNING IT’S OK
TIME TO SEE ME TIME DECEIVES ME IT’S THE WAY
NOW I HAVE TO NOW I WANT TO SEIZE THE DAY
 
YOU ARE WAITING FOR A CHANGE IN
THE WAY YOU’RE FEELING CAN’T STOP THINKING
I CAN’T SEE IT JUST A FEELING
I KEEP REACHING MY GLASS CEILING
 
WHO DO I WANT TO BE IT’S TIME
WHO DO I WANT TO BE THIS TIME
I KNOW YOU WONT EVER LEAVE ME
Track Name: Outdoor Kitty
After a while I could not smile it away
I had to call you on it but then I couldn't stay
We have a place for you it's off the path 
It's down range and you won't feel the pain of the blast

It's so lonely I don't want to stay
It's so lonely I don't want to

Manic man with my life in his hands in his hands
He will crush me cause he can he can
I won't be you casualty no no no no
I'm set free of caustic energy at last

Wave your hands and wipe the slate clean
Take them from my neck or won't you please

Wave your hands and wipe the slate clean
Take them from my neck or won't you please
Track Name: America's Shiniest Objects
The freak emerged from the tree line rainbow hair and shifting eyes
And that was all by design every move was sublime

Told myself to change still the same
Days grow long the sun is on it's way

And you were all in my head and I don't want you there
And this time I'm in over head

Told myself to change still the same
Days grow long the sun is on it's way

I know have to learn the system know I can know I can
I will have to hide the anger know I can I'll try hard I'll try hard

Told myself to change still the same
Days grow long the sun is on it's way
Track Name: Mothball Fleet
I'll staple gun you to the floor if that is what you're looking for
It's the awkward places that I fear it's the quiet parts that we must fill

And I know her and she knows me I've been waiting patiently
Showed my hand now you show me

We are feet wet and obsolete awaiting our return to the deep
And my post war paint is peeling and my rusty sides are leaking 

I grew up on railroad tracks and I threw rocks to help relax
But the trains threw them right back threw them back at me

I'll staple gun you to the floor if that is what you're looking for
It's the awkward places that I fear it's the quiet parts that we must fill

And I know her and she knows me I've been waiting patiently
Showed my hand now you show me show your hand to me
Track Name: F.E.A.R.
I THINK I HOLD THE REINS
YOU TAKE THEM BACK AND THEN
THEY WERE YOURS ALL ALONG
NEVER HAD THEM AT ALL
 
USED TO BE I’D RUN AWAY
AND YOU THINK I’D KNOW BY NOW
THAT I NEVER HAD THE POWER
 
AND YOU CAN’T HEAL YOURSELF
AND THERE’S NO ONE TO TELL
THAT WAKING UP’S IS HELL
YOU CAN’T UNRING THE BELL
 
USED TO BE I’D RUN AWAY
AND YOU THINK I’D KNOW BY NOW
THAT I NEVER HAD THE POWER
 
YOU HIT IT ON THE HEAD
WHEN YOU TOLD ME YOU SAID
THAT NOTHING IS FAIR
IT WAS COMFORTING TO HEAR
 
USED TO BE I’D RUN AWAY
AND YOU THINK I’D KNOW BY NOW
THAT I NEVER HAD THE POWER
AND I CAN’T HELP MYSELF
AND I CAN’T HEAL MYSELF
Track Name: Get Small
I see your heart in mine love I know I share the blame
Desperate times for all now patience was her name

Get small get small

Said yourself it's hard out I know I had to change
Restless minds will fall out hold on to the shame and 

Get small now get small
Get small now get small

Endless scrapes to extricate me from
What will I do when I'm on my own
Will I know which way to go will I know
Will I know I know