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Al Wilson – The Snake lyrics

On her way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
"Oh well," she cried, "I'll take you in and I'll take care of you"
"Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman, " sighed the snake


She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk
And then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk
Now she hurried home from work that night as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taking in had been revived
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman, " sighed the snake

Now she clutched him to her bosom, "You're so beautiful," she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died"
Now she stroked his pretty skin and then she kissed and held him tight
But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite

"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman, " sighed the snake

"I saved you," cried that woman
"And you've bit me even, why?
You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"
"Oh shut up, silly woman," said the reptile with a grin
"You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman, " sighed the snake



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    Kim Collins
    This song warns you that 1) no matter how innocent things seem they can still have negative connotations but the most deep meaning is 2) when you get with someone that is bad and then they screw you over, you need to remember... you knew walking in the door with them that they were bad news so don't act all surprised when they do you dirty...they are after all A SNAKE and a snake is gonna act like a snake no matter how kind you are.
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    Lorraine Botha
    Your reputation goes before you. If it is of violence, deceit, harm, criminality you should not be welcomed.
    The snake was like a the saying - ' A wolf in sheep's clothing ' Meaning you are not what you seem. You cannot be trusted. It is referring to what is happening in various parts of the world to-day - the horrific attacks on innocent people.
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