Black Snake

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Produced & Mixed by David Gillis

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You snake, you black, black snake,
You hide inside the light in the filament waiting to bite,
Don’t smile, ‘cuz I can see your fangs,
Hovering o’er my skin,
When I flip the switch ready to dig in.

I never wanted anything, never wanted any venom ‘cuz it stings.
Camouflaged back, difficult to spot,
Thought you’d get me, get me got, you thought, you thought.

You play with such an art,
You lead me into snares, I think you care,
But your much too smart for love,
And for you, love is war,
Where you strangle and you gore,
Your prey is left in feathers on the floor.

And I never wanted anything, never wanted any venom ‘cuz it stings.
Camouflaged back, difficult to spot,
Thought you’d get me, get me got, you thought, you thought.

You snake, you black, black snake,
With diamonds in your scales attract the doves to your jaws and impale.
I’m not looking for the shine,
‘Cuz there’s nothing there to find,
Just a constricting grip holding on my mind.

And I never wanted anything, never wanted any venom ‘cuz it stings.
Camouflaged back, difficult to spot,
Thought you’d get me, get me got, you thought, you thought.
You thought you’d get me, get me got, you thought, you thought.

Camouflaged back, difficult to spot,
Thought you’d get me, get me got, you thought, you thought.

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from Freedom, released November 7, 2014
vocals, guitar, background vocals: Ariana Gillis
guitars: David Gillis
bass: Russ Boswell


Produced & Mixed by David Gillis
Recorded by David Gillis

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Ariana Gillis Toronto, Ontario

"I'm staggered by how good she is. I can honestly say she's the most exciting thing I've heard in a long time."
– Bernie Taupin, Elton John's cowriter

"I've never seen an unknown performer with more power as when I saw Ariana performing at a music convention – I couldn't stop talking about her. The last performer I felt this way about was Bruce Springsteen"
– Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone Magazine
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