Crystal Vapour Figure

by Songs For Snakes

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1.
Crystal Vapour Figure You're a creature of the night I can see you up in lights And when I close my eyes I can see your vapour rise So high And I often dream of snakes And I wish you’d do the same But you often dream of trains And you wish I’d do the same See it in reflections in your eyes And a crystal vapour figure caused me to linger And I wanna hear a day a day in the life For the rest of my days I’ll play The part where he says Ahhhhhh It’s in your eyes your eyes your eyes And a crystal vapour figure caused me to linger
2.
Exercising Demons At greed filled intersections I pause for mild reflection They’re going to do it anyway no matter what I say A derel here a derel there this is the place where They go ahead even when it’s red even when it’s red Drink away the hurt and the darkness hides the dirt You are the light that burns bright only half the time It never shines inside you can’t get off this ride A carnival for the complacent living in glass containers I close my mind in indignation ironic mustache nation I’m going to shave your face and hate Give yourself to me chemicals run free No apologies that’s how it’s gonna be they’re all inside me all inside me In time we’ll see fear replace the greed You know there’s gotta be some humility They’re all inside me all inside me It’s your time I’ve had mine & you’ve made it clear And we wish you’d disappear We know that you think you’re entitled to these things But the pendulum will swing and you won’t feel a thing They’re all inside me all inside me
3.
A High Winter Sky Sun burns my eyes A high winter sky Smoke from the fire Rising ever higher This side has seen Too much sun it seems Watch the fading rays Shine another day Now I can’t deny A high winter sky Now I can’t hide The sun is in my eyes Sun burns my eyes A high winter sky Smoke from the fire Rising ever higher Now I can’t deny A high winter sky Now I can’t hide The sun is in my eyes
4.
Burnout Girl 02:21
Burnout Girl You want it all and you’re walking tall There’s no room for me in your economy More than you need thick as thieves You’ve got it all and there’s none for me The grabbing hands grab all they can & what they have is all you had I’ve got this feeling like I’m dreaming I don’t believe in what I’m seeing When you hear an army a car horn harmony A cacophony surrounding me The grabbing hands grab all they can & what they have is all you had And you’re hand is in the till and it’s grist for the mill Intersections filled with ill will they filled And I’ve seen this all before and soon you’ll all be shown the door Headed for a crash internet cash it won’t last Camero rides Atlanta nights Hot blooded on the radio Lite Brite and Kiss Alive Let It Bleed on the stereo And I dream of Jeannie watchin three’s company And in the valley boredom was killing me The grabbing hands grab all they can & what they have is all you had
5.
Tweakers (Three Different Ones) I held my tongue for so long that it was numb from poison You kept the cards so close to your vest we could only guess hidden from the rest Sometimes I’ll hide Feels right inside I could never be the one a military son under your thumb Twenty one guns in the sun a long time to come to succumb Sometimes I’ll hide Feels right inside One day I’ll rise My light will shine
6.
Skin of Porcelain I wish one day you wouldn’t leave that way In such a state in all that pain And we won’t pretend that it’s always been A fantasy what you want to see In your eyes you can’t hide you kept it all inside You’re getting young with age and you’ve reached a stage Where you can’t be blamed and you won’t be shamed But you can’t be blind to all those times And all the rage that still remains In your eyes not in mine in full flight can’t deny It was yours now it’s mine and I am traumatized And in the time that remains while you’re relatively sane My inner child would like to come out for a while In your eyes not in mine in full flight can’t deny It was yours now it’s mine and I am traumatized
7.
The 90's Were My 60's I was spun on Dolores park dirt weed back when thrift store scores were everything And it never really made much sense to me when the girls tried so hard to look 13 I really miss that scene those years were good to me Back when indie rock was weird and mean Staring at the album covers and the saturated colors A new record really meant something The weakest jingle jangle tones then you're overwhelmed by the wall of sound I really want to hear something mean I really miss that scene those years were good to me Back when indie rock was weird and mean I never want to leave you know I want to be forever in the 90's I was spun on Dolores park dirt weed back when thrift store scores were everything And it never really made much sense to me when the girls tried so hard to look 13 I really miss that scene those years were good to me Back when indie rock was weird and mean I never want to leave you know I want to be forever in the 90's
8.
Window Licker I could see it in your eyes A look of shock and surprise Never let me say a word Your voice was all we heard I let the summer slip away I held it hostage every day The seasons here they never change the years go by all the same Forever Looking through shards of glass Dreams of memories from my past Tiny tendrils hold the dirt And my darkness hides the hurt You’ll be what you want to be surrounded by yourself You see who you want to see but I see someone else You’ll say what you want forever stuck in self Forever
9.
Thaw 04:16
Thaw Turn the outside in uncomfortable in my skin I know you feel the same only see through eyes of jade Time stood still and I was frozen every moment I had to hold on to break the golden chains How long do I look inside before I avert my eyes And I wasn’t there that day they showed us how to play Time stood still and I was frozen every moment I had to hold on to break the golden chains I am a solitary man grains of sand running through my hands I wanna sleep and never wake to face another day
10.
Burning Barbies I’ve seen this horse before - It’s one of four - And you know the lore Ride at first light - All through the night - And they darken skies And when they ride - Grim thoughts arise - Scales are on my eyes When they ride I can’t hide turn the tide deny their lies Turning day to night - Blocking all the light - And the horse was white There’s a second scroll - One you’ve seen before - Behold the black horse Voices in my head - Everything they said - And the horse was red When they ride I can’t hide turn the tide deny their lies When they Ride… Ride And when my mind sells me lies - I won’t buy – Every time I look inside – I’m paralyzed - I don’t know why – I’m traumatized I hope to find - The wound inside – Cauterized She’s a serpentine - Friend of mine - Our lives entwined For all time - Her soul is mine - The stars aligned When they ride I can’t hide deny their lies turn the tide When they Ride… Ride And when my mind sells me lies - I won’t buy – Every time I look inside – I’m paralyzed - I don’t know why – I’m traumatized I hope to find - The wound inside – Cauterized

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released January 4, 2018

Recorded by Bart Thurber @ House of Faith in Oakland, CA & Bill Taylor @ Snake Studios in San Francisco, CA between the summer of 2016 and the winter of 2017. Mixed by J Robbins @ Magpie Cage Recording Studio. Mastered by Dan Coutant @ Sun Room Audio.

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

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