Song Name: Diamondback

Songwriter: Cindy Kleinstuber Blevins (music) and Denise Baxter-Yoder (lyrics)

Copyright: 2011

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Lyrics:

Feeling out of place………..walking barefoot cross the street
Buildings crowd the corner…….concrete hot beneath my feet
Startled by the shadows…….and the darkening of the day
Turn a corner……..there you are…….you gonna block my way?

Back home I would've known you…..on dusty roads a winding round
Here you are before me………my heart begins to pound
Diamond eyes, you Diamondback……you are dazzling in the sun
Watch me with those amber eyes…..you stun me….I can't run

Chorus
A snake is what a snake is……a snake does what it does
It rattles for a reason…..just because, just because
Something's gonna happen….I'm too close and you're too near….
So slowly back away….and I'll let you disappear

Verse 2
If I were just like you…..there wouldn't be a threat
Come together, walk away……..no feeling, no regret
Just a bit surprised…. by that dance you do
Stranger still…..I'm standing still………….. I just can't move

Your Mama should 've warned you…..about someone like me
Words of venom kill………future possibilities
Slowly back away……..Because I'm not what I may seem
You're in striking distance…..and I'm feeling kind of mean

Chorus
A snake is what a snake is……a snake does what it does
It rattles for a reason…..just because, just because
Something's gonna happen….I'm too close and you're too near….
So slowly back away….and I'll let you disappear

A snake is what a snake is……a snake does what it does
It rattles for a reason…..just because, just because
Something's gonna happen….I'm too close and you're too near….
So slowly back away….and I'll let you disappear


Chorus
A snake is what a snake is……and does what it does
Needs no rhyme or reason…..just because, just because
I've come too close and you're too near….Smiling dark and doubtfully……
Running just comes naturally….running just comes naturally