Pit Viper Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Lyrics

Pit Viper Lyrics
(music: Steve Gustafson / lyrics: Natalie Merchant)

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
When night entreats them
A greater chill sustains
Stains her
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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