Charm the Snake

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Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. His debut album earned him five Grammys. He is perhaps best known for his US Top Ten hit songs, "Sailing", "Ride Like the Wind", and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)", t… more »

You gotta be smart you gotta be cool
You gotta keep a straight face
When you're playin' the fool
You gotta wear a smile 
When you're breakin' the rules 
You gotta charm that snake now, baby

You gotta be smooth,you gotta be quick 
I think it might just help
To be a little bit sick
You know the bite can't cut you
If the skin is thick 
You gotta charm that snake now, baby

Hey, we ain't all good lookin'
Ain't no reason to take a good lickin'
The clock on the wall's
 Gonna keep on tickin'
 Charm that snake now, baby

Don't let go of it
Don't let go
You gotta charm that snake 
You gotta charm that snake 

One stripe, two stripes 
What does it mean
The venom is lethal 
But the meat is clean 
The best take advantage of you like a machine 
You gotta charm that snake now, maybe 

Don't let the fingernails  Under the heart 
If they get a good grip
They're gonna rip it apart 
The first and last kisses 
Are the dangerous part
You gotta charm that snake now, maybe 

There's a hook in the bait
The first one made a mistake 
If you've got what it takes 
You better charm that snake 
You gotta let it show
You ain't gonna let it go
I'm gonna let 'em know
I'm never gonna let it go


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