"Rattlesnake" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....

let's go hang out in a mall or a morgue

a smorgasboard

let's go hang out in a church

we'll go find lurch

then we'll haul ass down through the abbey

is it money is it fame

what's in a name shame?

or were they always this lame?

it's a crazy crazy mixed up town

but it's the rattlesnake I fear

in another place in another time

I'd be drivin' trucks my dear

I'd be skinnin' hunted deer


let's go hang out in a bar

it's not too far

we'll take my car

we'll lay flowers at the grave of jesco white

the sinner's saint

the rack is full and so are we

of laughing gas and ennui

Lyrics submitted by Caverna[RR]

"Rattlesnake" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General CommentApparently it's about fate.
    GotMeNowon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song like "Shit Towne" is about their hometown of York. Its another slam on the town they grew up in. Living only 20 miles from York trust me they aren't far off of anything.

    "Is it money, is it fame
    Or were they always this lame"

    This is the line that shows this the most. This is Ed coming back after his fame and fortune and pretty much saying....were these people always this lame?
    LiveFanon January 12, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationHis art and daring to be something more than this damn town would want him to be saved him from becoming another loser who gave in to something sad and insane like just being another... another.

    Dare to be more. Now. Because otherwise you'll find yourself doing what your daddy did and even more frightening than that? Being comfortable with it.
    elraveron August 23, 2012   Link

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