Deca
Snakes and Birds
[Intro – voice samples]
I need to walk through the pale light that occupies the wild
And believe it when a drop of blood says "listen"
Paradise is never far away, and simpler than you think it
(Think it)
(Think it)
We have the feeling we are getting nowhere
The warning has pa**ed unnoticed
(Alright)

[Verse 1 – Deca]
Live from the snake pit
Equipped with free will to twist fate with
Dwarfed by the towers we build, let's switch places
Ever since I quit the day shift my vision’s Lasik
They give a man a shovel and pick to dig his grave with
The cruel subterfuge used to fuel hatred
By the state's sock puppets and pundits with two faces
Got us at each other’s throats falling for the same tricks
Facing earth’s birth pangs of tectonic plate shifts
She gyrates I watch it shake like jello mold
Walk across oceans, hopscotch archipelagos
Well disposed to tell tales seldom told
About worlds within worlds that can’t be seen through your telescopes
If nothing’s sacred you can mold it how you see fit
Strip mine the globe, recode the double helix
Split atoms in half, reduce men to lab rats
And open up a Pandora’s box of other secrets

[Chorus – Deca and voice samples]
Wow
Playing roles, plugging holes in a sinking ship
Emergency
Ill-equipped to wield the power at our fingertips
Wow
Confronted by a diamondback in the wilderness
A snake
That offered me the global village on a silver dish
I declined, said I won’t be pushed filed stamped indexed briefed debriefed or numbered bottom line
Divided by design
Find peace of mind
In a broken promise land where the blind lead the blind

[Verse 2 – Deca]
The show’s coming to a close, told what the future holds
Souls shedding human clothes pulled from the crucible
A head full of dreams, a heart wrapped in razor wire
Throwing snakes in a stomach acid lake of fire
When I was young my hand slipped off the highest rung
I prepped the chemicals for lift-off and life begun
A fist-sized knot fresh dipped extra dapper
Slide her gla** slipper on and live happy ever after
Til' the second chapter
About the light trapped inside of flesh and wolves running wild in the shepherd’s pasture
Running from the violent flames and the hunger pangs
Cleansed in the fire, baptized by the summer rain
Head hung in shame faces in our palms purge
What no longer serves, hatchlings turned to song birds
And try to paint a picture of a world beyond words
On terra firma only love conquers monsters
[Chorus – Deca and voice samples]
Wow
Playing roles, plugging holes in a sinking ship
Emergency
Ill-equipped to wield the power at our fingertips
Wow
Confronted by a diamondback in the wilderness
A snake
That offered me the global village on a silver dish
I declined, said I won’t be pushed filed stamped indexed briefed debriefed or numbered bottom line
Divided by design
Find peace of mind
In a broken promise land where the blind lead the blind

[Outro – voice samples]
Tell us your date of birth
Tell us your place of birth
Tell us your marital status
Tell us your number of dependents
Tell us your social security number
Tell us your checking account number
Tell us your savings account number
(Tell us your life insurance policy)
Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves