Year of the Snake

by Songs For Snakes

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1.
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
2.
Small Talker 03:08
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
3.
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
4.
5.
Trust Falls 03:49
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?
6.
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
7.
I Felt 13 03:32
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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

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

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