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Snakes in My Garden

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Lyrics by a dear friend and poet from my Japan days, this slide guitar romp was recorded almost as fast as it was written. Last song added to the session and first one out of the gate per Dickinsonian rules.

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Snakes in my garden
Weeds in my crops
Dogs in the chicken coop
Feathers and barks
My mind’s in the ash heap
Body’s so cold
Mind’s in the ash heap
And I’m feeling like Job

Got Satan on my shoulder
Laughing like mad
I feel like a fighter
Knocked out on the mat
My mind’s in the ash heap
Body’s so cold
Mind’s in the ash heap
And I’m feeling like Job

God’s in a corner
But it ain’t mine
Fight’s done been fixed
And the bet is my life
My mind’s in the ash heap
Body’s so cold
Mind’s in the ash heap
And I’m feeling like Job

My girl is in the audience
Rooting for the other guy
Rooting for the other guy
And I’m on the ropes and
She’s rooting for the other guy

Mind’s in the ash heap
Body’s so cold
Mind is in the ash heap
And I’m feeling like Job

My mind is in the ash heap
Body’s so cold
Mind’s in the ash heap
And I’m feeling like Job

credits

from God's Tattoos, released July 11, 2006
William Lee Ellis - vocals, guitars
Amy LaVere - bass
Paul Taylor - drums

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William Lee Ellis Memphis

"There's no one else playing exactly the same sort of music as William Lee Ellis," said legendary producer Jim Dickinson of the Americana/blues master acoustic guitarist. "It's as if he's invented his own sort of 'holy blues' genre."

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