"Snake Oil" as written by and Steve Earle....
Ladies and gentlemen, attention please
Come in close so everyone can see
I got a tale to tell
A listen don't cost a dime
And if you believe that we're gonna get along just fine

Now I've been travelin' all around
I heard trouble's come to your town
I've got a little somethin'
Guaranteed to ease your mind
It's call snake oil y'all
It's been around for a long, long time

Well your crops will burn if it don't rain soon
Ain't seen a drop since the tenth of June
Well I can open up the sky
People have no fear
If you ain't impressed yet, tell me what you want to hear

Well you lost your farm so you moved to town
Get a job, they shut the factory down
Now you sit around all day long feelin' sad and blue
You need snake oil y'all, tell you what I'm gonna do, step right up

I can heal the sick and I can mend the lame
And the blind shall see again, it's all the same

Well ain't your President good to you
Knocked 'em dead in Libya, Grenada too
Now he's taking that show, a little further down the line
'Tween me and him, people, you're gonna get along just fine, hup

It's called snake oil y'all
Snake oil y'all
Ah snake oil y'all
Called snake oil y'all
It's called snake oil y'all
It's been around a long long time

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"Snake Oil" as written by Steve Earle

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