"Snakes" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Meet me by the coppice stool
Before the night takes back its jewels
Bring your life of memories
Before they sink into the seas

Snakes
Are coming to your town
In tunnels underground
Some travelling overground
A plague for our mistakes
They'll be right next to you
Snakes up against me too
There'll be nothing to do
When the rattle shakes

One more blast and then we're dry
Say some words, I'll write them down
Seal the couplets deep inside

Snakes
Are coming to your town
In tunnels underground
Some travelling overground
A plague for our mistakes
They'll be right next to you
Snakes up against me too
There'll be nothing to do
When the rattle shakes


Lyrics submitted by JohnnyLurg

"Snakes" as written by Charles Thompson

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    My InterpretationAs far as Pixies songs go, this one's fairly politically charged in my opinion. It's a vision of the post-apocalyptic future that we're causing for ourselves. Once that happens, the snakes (and other creatures) will all be there to come in and take over what was once our civilization, and there will be nothing we can do about it.

    Also, I must add the "one more blast and then we're dry" is such a great line, and only the way Francis can do it - aggressively sexually suggestive and simultaneously cryptic.
    secrethoagieon May 11, 2017   Link

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