Snake Oil

by Things That Crawl

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released August 3, 2014

Matt Mays: Guitar
Tommy McRae: Vocals
Josh West: Drums
John Ray: Bass

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Track Name: Build & Destroy
BUILD & DESTROY

I watched them tearing a building down
A gang of men in a busy town
A heave ho and a mighty yell
They swung the ball and the four walls fell

I asked the foreman, are these men skilled?
The kind you get if you got to build
He gave a laugh he said not indeed
Common labor is all I need, a common breed

I can easily wreck in a day or two
What other men have taken years to do
I can turn my back on a broken toy
Some men they build and some destroy

I was thinking as I went my way,
Which of these roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder that works with care
Measures life by rule and square

Am I following a well made plan
Simply doing the best I can?
Or am I a wrecker who walks this town
Content with tearing the buildings down, to the ground

I can easily wreck in a day or two
What other men have taken years to do
I can turn my back on a broken toy
Some men they build and some destroy


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Track Name: Red
RED

She was a model she was open for discussion
Didn't catch her name but it was something in Russian
Had the legs she had the eyes she had the cool
I took a midnight swim in her gene pool

Red, nothing's better than red
Red, nothing’s better than red
I want the red not the blue… I think I love you

She had a friend she was 5 miles high
You need a safe word when she catches your eye
Miss Devotchka, she was ready she was willing
A shot of vodka then a shot of penicillin

Red, nothing's better than red
Red, nothing’s better than red
I want the red not the blue… I think I love you

Red, red, red, nothing’s better than red

She was a looker she was hooking in reception
She caught a bite, he caught a nasty infection
Couldn't leave but he could always check out
Make sure my wife and my kids never find out

Red, nothing's better than red
Red, nothing’s better than red
I want the red not the blue… I think I love you


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Track Name: Victory or Death
VICTORY OR DEATH

Love is gonna bring you to your knees
It'll lock you up and throw away the keys
The fear is gonna find you in your sleep
It'll drag you down and take you deep

So when does the wrist become the hand?
When does the sea become the land?
When does the rope become the noose?
When does regret become excuse?

Our numbers are few and still the enemy comes
Empty promises and empty guns
Our orders are not to start the fight
but if they mean to have a war then this will be the site

Victory or death

A kiss is gonna break your cold black heart
A tear is gonna tear you soul apart
Your war of gods will rip limb from limb
Nothing good will ever come from them

So when does the man become the beast?
When will the west destroy the east?
When does the flesh become the bone?
When will our men be coming home?

Victory or death

Black widow went and killed her mate
The act was frowned upon by the state
Angels stood as the four winds blew
I was only doing what the spiders do

Battle cries became the song
What was right became what’s wrong
Now this flesh has become my bone
and this living hell has become my home

Victory or death


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Track Name: Everything Falls Apart
EVERYTHING FALLS APART

Never mind the power and the glory
Never mind the colour of the son
Never mind the real true story or the millions that’ve died in the shadow of your gun

Never had a real opportunity
Never had chance in hell
Never had a waste of the money or the taste of the honey from the liberty bell

Everyone back to the start
Everyone back to the start
Everyone back to the start
Everything falls apart
Everything falls apart

Saving all your lies for your prophet
Saving all your tears for the sand
Saving all your blood stained terror for a body of a lion with the head of a man

Taking all the trees from the forest
Taking all the water from the well
Taking all the gold out the land with your savage cold hand to build another hotel

Everyone back to the start
Everyone back to the start
Everyone back to the start
Everything falls apart
Everything falls apart


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