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Snake in Paradise w/ Amanda Chapman

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stevec

 Genre: Rock

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Written in 1993 & found on a old vodka soaked cassette recently. Posted once with me on vocals, but now with proper vocals by Amanda Chapman. The lyrics are about a very troubling period in an old friend's childhood... I think you'll figure it out. Credit goes to Amy, where ever she is now.

Other collabs with Amanda:
Brick
Snap Krackle Pop
The Payoff
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Lyrics
Surrounded by the faithful
you wear a holy veil
sanctify your actions as you pound another nail
your ignorance disgusts me
more than a wicked game
you slither through unwary hearts
and they'll never never be the same
caging up your victims
while they slip into your lap
helpless
they fall into your dirty rat trap
where's the sense of reason?
they let you pass on through
they won't listen
but what about you

you're a snake in paradise
you're not the only one
when you shed your skin
the blind acceptance will be done
you're facing your own judgement
it's not for me to do
but if you pray for heaven above
then pray for mercy too

somehow you feed the masses
and they believe that it's ok
but there's no forgiveness here
and you can rot
till someone gives it away
reckoning for demons
drag your belly on the ground
you'll hear the swells of anger
as your power hold breaks down down down
manipulation
was the key to pick your prey
poison all you touch
through the venom in your veins
you'll never know the damage
and the rage
and all the pain
from your narcissistic
self important
sick
diseased ways

you're a snake in paradise
you strike and then you're gone
leave the wound to fester
then infection goes on and on
there's no apology
to change the road you paved
if you don't own
this crime on earth
you'll pay beyond the grave

a prayer for the devoted
you pray to see it through
open up your eyes
and question
all you choose to give your soul to
there's a serpent
disguised when he feeds
a wolf in sheep's (to rip us?)
and he tends to
tends to selfish needs
they'll sacrifice you
the higher ups too
they won't listen
so i'm talking to you!

you're a snake in paradise
you're not the only one
when you shed your skin
the blind acceptance will be done
they'll sacrifice you
the higher ups too
they won't listen
so i'm talking to you!

there's a snake in paradise
he's not the only one
let him shed his skin
and may the carnage be done
they'll sacrifice you
the higher ups too
they won't listen
so i'm talking to you!
Song Stats
Hits: 4193
Comments: 20
Fans: 4
Plays: 243
Downloads: 158
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Nov 08, 2005 - 11:41:54 AM
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2005 - 06:55:12 AM Last Played: Jan 07, 2019 - 03:18:47 AM
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Hardware:
Music:
Power Mac G4 dual 866
iMic
M-Audio Mobile-Pre USB
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender Telecaster
Fender Prophecy II Bass

Vocals:
eMac G4 w/ built-in Mic
Software:
GB & LE
Comments
FEEL said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
This chick
must have had an effect on everyone. Harsh words well executed.

thanks for sharing.
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Einarus said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
Kickin'
Very rockin' track. Excellent vocals!
Cool!
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Einarus said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
Kickin'
Very rockin' track. Excellent vocals!
Cool!
Check out my latest song called "I Hate Goodbyes"
stevec said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
re: Kickin'
Thanks Einarus & Tex, I 'preciate ya listening!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
SlimGirlFat said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
Stunning

Excellent vocals Amanda! awesome music, great production.
Get off here and sell your cd

AWESOME!
Slimmie
D/L
stevec said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
re: Stunning
She does have one coming & I hope to have one with her on it soon as well. Thanks for listening, glad you liked it!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
cjhoose said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
what can I say?
o.o You guys did great. *tongue-tied in awe*
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stevec said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
re: what can I say?
Thanks cj!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
aclarke said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
Sounds like
You've found a pretty good formula, Steve. Good song and your guitar
playing is soon gonna outshine your knack for the bass. Amanda's got a
great rock and roll voice. No question! Great lyrics, too!
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stevec said 4997 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
re: Sounds like
More proof that it's all about who you work with. ;)
Thanks for listening Adam!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
snowdragon said 4996 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Great tune
Thought the drums were a bit more prominant than they needed to be
but otherwise loved it.
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stevec said 4996 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Great tune
I tried to push the drums a bit high to emphasize the overall emotion of the song, might have overdone it a bit... but I think you can feel the anger. Thanks for listening!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
jackstone said 4995 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
Your song
shakes my mac! You guys are really great hit maker here!
Subarasi guitar & sugoi vocal desu!
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stevec said 4995 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
re: Your song
That's what I like to hear! Kikite no wa domou arrigato gozimasu!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
fairy beth said 4995 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
fantastic...
...vocals! love that voice, its got attitude and passion and is just
well...damn good. Of course youre from yorkshire so that helps! ;-)
Steve - love the guitar - rockin. not much more i can say.
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stevec said 4995 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
re: fantastic...
Thanks Beth! I'm a big fan of that voice too.
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
screamalexz said 4995 days ago (November 10th, 2005)
nice
i like the vocals, it works nicely in a sort of dark 80's way.
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Alannah said 4991 days ago (November 14th, 2005)
GOOD JOB GUYS !
You guys did a great job with the multi vocal tracks and the mixing ..... it all blended together perfectly .... was reminded a little of the Pat Benetar days !!!!
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ktb said 4807 days ago (May 17th, 2006)
great gtr work, super vocals
an excellent track. would have liked to hear those awesome vocals a
little higher in the mix. great lyrics and driving beat. love the chorus,
had me boppin the whole way. great gtr work!
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stevec said 4802 days ago (May 22nd, 2006)
re: great gtr work, super vocals
Glad you liked it & thanks for listening!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
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