Snakebit

Lyrics: Nelson, Stillman
Music: Nelson, Stillman

One of the David Nelson Band songs played with Phil & Friends.

Money in his pocket, and a fifty dollar hole
A room behind the cafe with a deadbolt on the door
Smokin' and a-strokin' when every light went black
Woke up broke and bleeding with a snake bite on his back

He got snakebit
No chance of winning
He got snakebit
And the devil stands there grinning
Don't let the serpent strike you while you're sinning
Don't let the serpent strike you while you're sinning

Locked up in a motel, living in a tomb
She was hiding in the closet, he chased lizards around the room
Gotta steal five dollars for some soda and propane
Sliding through the shadows comes a cold [brown] with cocaine

They got snakebit
No chance of winning
They got snakebit
And the devil stands there grinning
Don't let the serpent strike you while you're sinning
Don't let the serpent strike you ...

Well I don't know for certain, but I heard people tell
They bite you when you're sinning and you sure go to hell
Bad luck will dog you, and the devil stands there grinning
Don't let the serpent, strike you while you're sinning

Folks said he was a mover, the main man on the block
Hundred dollar sneakers and a tote full of rocks
Never saw that Chevy, never heard the devil laugh
Chalk line on the sidewalk was his ony epitaph

He got snakebit
No chance of winning
He got snakebit
And the devil stands there grinning
Don't let the serpent strike you while you're sinning
Don't let the serpent strike you while you're sinning

Recordings
1999 Visions Under The Moon (David Nelson Band)


 


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