Year of the Snake

by Songs For Snakes

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Our 4th album and first vinyl release!

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released May 6, 2014

Bill Taylor-Guitar & Vocals, Chris Heifner-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: Painted Lawns
I don't like the way everything is bathed in grey
And you named it for the sun but I can't find one
They're all in a row and the trees they never grow
And how can that be fun you never see the sun

You won't see me back there anytime
Not until you find the sun

What good is a sunset with a shrouded sun
Black mold painted lawns
I wanted your attention all I needed was your time
All you had to give was your silence and the wine

You won't see me back there anytime
Not until you find the sun
You won't see me back there anytime
Black mold painted lawns

All I ever wanted was your time
All I ever got was silence
Never heard a word till this day
Now I know that's just the way you
Are and I will never be that way

I don't like the way everything is bathed in grey
And you named it for the sun but I can't find one
They're all in a row and the trees they never grow
And how can that be fun you never see the sun

You won't see me back there anytime
Not until you find the sun
You won't see me back there anytime
Black mold painted lawns

All I ever wanted was your time
All I ever got was silence
Never heard a word till this day
Now I know that's just the way you are
Track Name: Small Talker
The words that no one said echo through my head
And I can't keep them away
And I'm supposed to save the day with something really smart to say
But I don't feel that way today
And I know you'll think I'm strange but I can't make the change

Oh it's on the rise see depression in your eyes come away

You'll feel your heart expand but not by your own hand
It will just seem that way
And I have learned to trust my gut of all the things that I must
And just then did she lean in when
When she talked to me did she feel the same thing

Oh it's on the rise see depression in your eyes come away
And I wonder why every time that I try can't find a way

You've heard this all before and no one's keeping score
And it's not a game
Bide my time my time everyone's in line for the same thing
Track Name: A Perfect State
The perfect state for me has always been
To be numb and far from everyone
Living in a shell never worked that well
So the time has come to feel the sun

Testing the water for the poison in your words
If you never say something you won't get hurt
In the past I would've turned my back
Would've cut you off never suffered loss

And I will turn into the wind
I will see it to the end
I will do it for a friend

The perfect state for me has always been
To be numb and far from everyone
Living in a shell never worked that well
So the time has come to feel the sun

And I will turn into the wind
I will see it to the end
I will do it for a friend
Track Name: Trust Falls
Laid my cards out there without a doubt
What does maybe mean in the scheme of things
Gave a part of me anyone could see
The child in side of me who's afraid to be

Now I know that was me
It was never obvious to me everyone else could see
When the time comes I pick the wrong one
Then I feel dumb and numb
It's the wrong one then I feel dumb it's the wrong one

You were number three and you set me free
From a naked fear that was hidden here
It had grown in size the way I saw the lies
Now I'm fleshing out my former doubt

I could be the one you choose
I could be the one that sails right through
Standing right next to you
When I sat through your confirmation then I was not the one
Do you feel pain does it cut through does it touch you?
Track Name: A Caffeine Sugar Mean
Of all the things that I've been I was never comfortable in my skin
My small town was a cage so I spent my days throwing rocks at trains

In the summertime when I was young and we hid from the sun
And at night we drank cheap wine and smashed stuff just for fun

It was no surprise the scars were in my eyes a burned out light
And every time I tried to leave that town behind a part of me died

In the summertime when I was young and we soaked up the sun
And at night we'd drink & drive doing doughnuts on your lawn

And your friends some of them didn't make it and remember them

A caffeine sugar mean that's what I've been and what I've seen
My small town was a cage so I spent my days throwing rocks at trains

In the summertime when I was young and we hid from the sun
And at night we drank cheap wine and smashed stuff just for fun
Track Name: I Felt 13
I never wanted anyone to know what's wrong with me
You're never gonna see what's inside of me

Never want to feel that way again
The way you hurt me and I felt 13

My dark past I can see at last and I won't turn my back
I've found a way to give it all away

You'll find out someday I'll be there when you see through them

I never wanted anyone to know what’s wrong with me
You're never gonna see what's inside of me

You'll find out someday I'll be there when you see through them
You'll find out someday I'll be there when you see through them

Bide my time my time everyone's in line for the same thing
Track Name: She Is Not Impressed
She is not impressed but give me one more chance
Then she'll see the error of her ways
On the town you looked your best hair just right
You're turning heads Monday you're a mess
The next generations’on it's way starry eye'd they're gonna pay
Undeterred by decay I remember my first day
Can you press your soul into this mold I've made
You were getting close but now you're far away
You were hoping this will last and you won't be
On your ass looking back on days long past
The smell of piss starts your day you'll pay anything to stay
The sky's the limit anyway stepping on hypos every day
Even though the dirt remains and you know her looks'll fade
And you hope she'll never change
You can give up on those dreams fading from the scene
She is not what she seems
She is not impressed but give me one more chance
Then she'll see the error of her ways
On the town you looked your best hair just right
You're turning heads Monday you're a mess
The next generations’on it's way starry eye'd they're gonna pay
Undeterred by decay I remember my first day
Track Name: A Wave That Wants To Be The Sea
A knowing look that I missed
There's a chance she'll confess
Finger to the lips I'll never kiss

Her eyes were dark and so alive
They took me to another time
Looked into a world I couldn't live

And time won't heal these wounds run deep run away

I was drawn into her life
It was both dark and light
Now I've seen both sides

She wants to be in the scene
Be a part of everything
She's the wave that wants to be the sea

And time won't heal these wounds are real run away

And I will be I will be I will be here and you'll never see
Never see that side of me
I will be and I will be I will be here and you'll never see
Never see that side of me

And time won't heal these wounds are real run away

And I will leave I will leave I will leave here and you'll never see
Never see the sight of me
I will leave and I will leave I will leave here and you'll never see
Never see the sight of me
Or the other cheek never see that side again
Track Name: Minutes Into Years
I was the first to put those words into your mouth to swallow
As you cursed the poison worked we pushed the cork in the bottle
I tapped the shoulder my efforts were bolder than my peers of the time
What this revealed was something severe a darkness deep inside

I'm on this throne my decisions alone have made me into an island
It's all I can take the distance is great and it's getting wider
And my fears turning minutes to years and seconds into hours
And I say we will have our day this year will be ours
Track Name: Year Of The Snake
I was the first to put those words into your mouth to swallow
As you cursed the poison worked we pushed the cork in the bottle
I tapped the shoulder my efforts were bolder than my peers of the time
What this revealed was something severe a darkness deep inside

When your dreams came crashing down
It was heard for miles around
You went from red to grey in a day
And wiped out everything in your way

I'm on this throne my decisions alone have made me into an island
It's all I can take the distance is great and it's getting wider
And my fears turning minutes to years and seconds into hours
And I say we will have our day this year will be ours