Snakes

On Parchment


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I keep on talking like a heretic
Keep on talking like I know what I'm doing
But, girl, I
Defend myself because I know I should quit
While I'm ahead.  I got my head
Wrapped around you like a serpent
I keep on wanting what I never get
Believe when I say that this shit
Isn't all that I'm throwing a fit about
I keep on speeding when I know I should slow
My roll. My soul is heading straight for the turnaround

Christ, lady look
Simple as it may seem, it's a puzzle, indeed
Three knocks to the rook's skull, perched on a need
That I bleed for. Couldn't be sure
But I do love that pretty scenic blur
Traipsing past as we race to disaster
Hot breath on my ear screams, "faster"
Lead foot to the floorboard's laughter
And I can't see through the grime on the windshield
But I think I'll survive on instinct
Much as the belly-born, coilin' around your pretty little neck

What part of the evening screamed for intimacy?
What part of the way I unbuckled my belt
And matched its hide with yours
Screamed that this was some sort of
Big fucking privilege for me?
Eyes across the dinner table, hands in on the sacrilege
Looking back and forth between the door and the dish
You got me salivating, baby, go ahead and pass me that shit
And I can't believe that you made me so hungry
But I gotta feeling I can come back for more, now
No matter how many times I dig in I can never get full

Home of the fang, no motive enabling
Only the way those holes drip venom
Prone to the pang, no hunger abating the
Stone on the way in the road on which you sent them
Most of the day goes slow, neat leaves
To the ghosts of prey boast the coldest need
When I'm close to the company of thieves
I believe in the prayers you taught me
That make their hands bleed
Even evil needs space to breathe a little
Teasing, we don't need a break to speak a riddle
We, the people, leak rape from easy vittles
We, the fakes, will leak tapes to sneak the middle
Coil it up and bounce
All of your verbs and nouns
Soil and earth abound
Toil and worth is found
Give me the shiver and let me squeeze it out
Deliver the slither and turn the river to a drought

I keep on shedding my skin
I keep on
Peeling (pulling)
Back
Layers of people within
I keep on
Calling (crawling)
Back
I keep on
Pulling (peeling)
Off masks to see how you react
I'm slithering in the grass, you walk a
Narrow (fairer)
Path

I keep on shedding my skin
I keep on peeling back
(A snake has got to evolve)
Layers of people within
I keep on calling back
(When all you can do is crawl)
I keep on taking off masks
To see how you react
(I see the venom in all)
I'm slithering in the grass
You walk a narrow path
(I lie in wait for the fall)

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Written by: Justin Shaw, Robert Orr

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