The Snake Song

from by Jonathan Byrd

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A snake is like a memory; half is gone before you see
Gone before you can think to run, a snake is like a memory

I’d like to shake hands with a snake
I don’t care what you people say
‘cause if I had my take between a dollar and a snake
I’d take the snake anyday

A snake is like a memory; half is gone before you see
Gone before you can think to run, a snake is like a memory

I’d go to church with a snake
We’d sit back on our tails and sway
Eternity don’t make that much difference to a snake
Forever is a hot summer day

A snake is like a memory; half is gone before you see
Gone before you can think to run, a snake is like a memory

I’d go to town with a snake
We’d hang out in the parking lot
Snakes don’t care that much for chain stores and such
But they appreciate a nice big sunny spot

A snake is like a memory; half is gone before you see
Gone before you can think to run, a snake is like a memory

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from The Waitress, released January 1, 2003

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Jonathan Byrd Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“One of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years. ” — Chicago Tribune

“...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times.

Preacher's kid, Gulf war Navy veteran, seventh-generation North Carolinian, guitar flatpicker, award-winning iconoclastic and spiritual songwriter. An American treasure.
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