"Snake Oil Tanker" as written by and Glenn Porter Daniel Michael Andriano....
This time you've dug yourself an anchor
too heavy to move ahead with
Resembling a faker, charming snake oil tankers
Don't let them strike you down

I know that you wish I was dead
I know 'cause you told me last weekend
And Christmas has never felt colder
I've never felt colder

This time you've dug yourself an anchor
too heavy to move ahead with
Resembling a faker, charming snake oil tankers
Don't let them strike you down

I know that you wish I was dead
I know 'cause you told me last weekend
And Christmas has never felt colder
I haven't felt colder since


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"Snake Oil Tanker" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General Commenthmm... *christmas has never felt colder* is an interesting line. anyhoo, this song has nice bass lines and i love this cd.
    love and peace
    HippieLoseron May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNot one of my favourites at all, although I like the lines,
    "I know that you wish I was dead,
    I know cause you told me last weekend"
    I think it might be about his girlfriend's friends saying that he's not good enough and she splits up with him, I think the girlfriends' friends are the "charming snake oil tankers"
    Sounds far fetched but I'm bored so I thought I'd take a guess.
    InTylerWeTruston September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude, the CD this is on, A Very Milky Christmas is freaking awesome. this song is excelant. btw, their ending line is "merry fucking christmas everybody"
    redpatcheron September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI haven't heard that version, I just have the one off of the Self Titled CD. I can't really figure out what most of the lyrics are about, although they are probably about a bad breakup, like most of the trio's songs, but I can't really make sense of a lot of the words.
    Madcappunkon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmaybe i'm being grammar queen but i love the added 'since' on the end of the last line. it changes the feel of the whole song. from the first verse it's like the events just happened, but by the end it's like it happened years ago but the narrator is still bitter and they still can't forget. so simple and yet... amazing
    Miss_Chainsawon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentheyy on the "a very milky x-mas" version i swear he says "stroke of luck that struck you down" unfortunately i can't find the lyrics anywhere......
    crashintomeon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, he says "Stroke of luke that struck you down" I think "Resembling a faker charming snake oil tankers" means he's like saying the girl acts fake all the time with a charming exterior. I think he also means by the word 'struck' like striking oil and taking her down.
    MechSpikeon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is not originally an accoustic song... this song is off the for your lungs only 12" that came out in 98 come on people get with the times...
    buzzicallyouon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah buzzicallyou is correct.
    ApathyIsaColdBodyon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe songs seems to me, to be about a fucked up relationship. You did something wrong, and it came to a not so friendly end. and looking back on it, you kind of wish you hadnt done what you had, and you're a bit lonely
    Actionhank1786on February 15, 2005   Link

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