LYRICS

BLACK SNAKE

Words and music by Idlewilde

THREE DAYS OUT FROM RENO

THE AIR WAS CRISP AND DRY

RIDING THROUGH THE DESSERT

SIX GUN BY MY SIDE

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT LAY AHEAD

HAD TO KEEP ON MOVIN' ON

BE A POSSY COMIN'

WHEN THEY FIND OUT WHAT I DONE

 

BLACK SNAKE GOT ME

THINK I'M GOING DOWN

AND THERE'S SOMETHING HIGH ABOVE ME

CIRCLING ALL AROUND

 

ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT 

IS THIS HEAVY BAG OF GOLD

I MIGHT DIE A RICH MAN

OR SWING FROM THE GALLOW'S POLE

DIDN'TMEAN TO KILL HIM

HE JUST GOT IN THE WAY

ONE SLUG TO THE FOREHEAD

NOTHING MORE TO SAY...

 

BLACK SNAKE GOT ME

THINK I'M GOING DOWN

AND THERE'S SOMETHING HIGH ABOVE ME

CIRCLING ALL AROUND

 

WELL I TRIED AND TRIED

BUT I JUST CAN'T CHANGE

AND IT'S ALWAYS THE SAME IN THE END

SIX MONTH DOWN IN ANOTHER NEW TOWN

AND I'M RUNNING FROM THE LAW AGAIN

JUST ONE THING GONNA SAVE MY LIFE

IF I CAN MAKE IT TO THAT BORDER TOWN

ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE HANG MAN LORD

THINK HE'S GONNA DRAG ME DOWN

 

BLACK SNAKE GOT ME

THINK I'M GOING DOWN

AND THERE'S SOMETHING HIGH ABOVE ME

CIRCLING ALL AROUND

 

BY THE TIME I REACHED THE GHOST TOWN

MY HORSE JUST UP AND DIED

I GOT UP AND STARTED WALKING 

TRYING TO REACH THE OTHER SIDE

NOW I'M STAGGERING ACROSS THE DESSERT

STILL GOT THIS BAG OF GOLD

DON'T THINK I'M GONNA MAKE IT

LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL

 

BLACK SNAKE GOT ME

THINK I'M GOING DOWN

AND THERE'S SOMETHING HIGH ABOVE ME

CIRCLING ALL AROUND

 

BLACK SNAKE GOT ME

THINK I'M GOING DOWN

AND THERE'S SOMETHING HIGH ABOVE ME

CIRCLING ALL AROUND

AND THERE'S SOMETHING HIGH ABOVE ME

CIRCLING ALL AROUND

AND THERE'S SOMETHING HIGH ABOVE ME

LORD I THINK THERE COMING DOWN

 

 

IDLEWILDE

Copyright 2005-2008, Idlewilde, All rights reserved.