10,000 Maniacs Pit Viper Lyrics

Secrets of the I Ching Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grey Victory
  • 2 Pour de Chirico
  • 3 Death of Manolete
  • 4 Tension
  • 5 Daktari
  • 6 Pit Viper
  • 7 Katrina's Fair
  • 8 The Latin One
  • 9 National Education Week
  • 10 My Mother the War
  • In the cruel garrison of affection
    If worth of lore is true
    You know the face of a temptress

    Pit Viper
    A witch or enchantress
    Pit Viper
    With the malign venom of conceit

    She tries civil men
    Conceal fear misgivings
    When night entreats them
    A greater chill sustains
    Stains her darkness

    Shall not inhibit death blow
    Know this skin does not restrict her
    Tear and shed the coil
    Fall of garland leaves below the soil

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