Genre: Rock
BPM: 79
Released: November 2022
URL: /sndblnd.co/5G4U

Louise Erdrich Plague of Doves Snake Handling Snakes


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Serpents




Composition

whenthemusicsover

Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")

Words and Music

Gowen MI USA

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Sound Recording

whenthemusicsover

Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mixing and Mastering

Gowen MI USA

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offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Bass

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Alex Zulaika ("alyo")

Drums and Percussion

Donostia Gipuzkoa Spain

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francois Graiouf ("Graiouf")

Electric Guitar

France

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Artist's Notes

Inspired by a character in the novel "The Plague of Doves" by Louise Erdrich.

This version of the song is a new mix from the one originally released on June 18, 2021.    This version has a new vocal take and also replaced my cigar box guitar with an acoustic guitar.


Lyrics

Serpents

Verse 1:                                                 

Her hair reached down to her waist

She'd grown eyes just like a snake

A crack of darkness for the pupil in her eye

One hand was curled and black as a crow 

From the time she was bitten for the debt that she owed.

 

Chorus:

She takes out her serpents to pray      

Her Prince of Diamonds her Queen of Red Rust     

They talk to her in whispers and tell her what to do

They have judgement in them and they have love

 

Verse2:

So Judge Me she said to the snakes

She said Take me I've found my belief

The serpents were listening and the Copperhead struck

Sand rushed through the hourglass on its back

She felt the poison flow through her and the sickness boil up

 

Chorus

Verse3:

Her heart went black and rock hard

It stopped once then started again

When the life flowed back in her she knew that she was strong

The knowledge rang true in her soul

She knew she was the poison and she knew she was the power

 

Instrumental Chorus

Chorus 2:

She takes out her serpents to pray

Her Prince of Diamonds her Queen of Red Rust

She bowed to them in freedom and thanked them for her life

They have judgement in them and they have love

They have judgement in them and they have love

Collaborating From

Donostia Gipuzkoa Spain
France
Gowen MI USA
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom