Black Snake

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Black snake, black snake
carving through the land
scaring life away
breathing in tar sand
Black smoke, black smoke
choking out the light
in the shadows, in the dark
is where we take up the fight

Slithering beneath the earth
from magic northern realms
the snake is just the messenger
of demons at the helm
who from their corporate fortress
humans' legacy decide
conceal with screens and flashing lights
the quickly rising tide

it's coming, oh it's coming

the witches of the world
who haven't yet been burned
are rising up to fight the
executioners in turn
they summon up the spirits of
the soils and of the tress
who now, exploited for to long,
are shaking themselves free

the ground is shaking
the sky is breaking
the earth won't stand for the mess we're making

maybe none will be spared
the wrath of crusty earth
the demons and the witches
all bear the human curse
but maybe when the skies are blue again
we'll start anew
grasp life for the many from
the clenched jaws of the few

we're coming, oh we're coming

Black snake, black snake
carving through the land
scaring life away
breathing in tar sand
Black smoke, black smoke
choking out the light
in the shadows, in the dark
is where we take up the fight

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from Thumbin, released March 14, 2014

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