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J.P. Ribner Used to be in a Punk Rock Band

When I used to play live music, I got A LOT of requests… but I would keep playing, anyway. (Ba-doom-tiss!) Here’s a new song about a phenomenon I’ve recently identified and it goes out to my good friend in Indiana. (You know who you are!)

Hognose Snake

Lyrics by J.P. Ribner

Hognose Snake! Hognose Snake!
Puffed up like a cobra, but ya know he’s a fake
You have to give more than you take
From that dirty rotten, no good, low-down, yellow-bellied snake

Chased down the dark path,
I turned and ran away
Fuel the fire in my ears a’burnin’
The liberties taken that day

Hognose Snake! Hognose Snake!
Puffed up like a cobra, but ya know he’s a fake
You have to give more than ya take
From that dirty rotten, no good, low-down, yellow-bellied snake

[Bridge]
Spirit of Red Wolf came to me in a dream
Said that the snake ain’t all that he seems
You gotta give way more than you take
From that dirty rotten, no good, low-down, yellow-bellied snake

Apologies were accepted
Set the sword down in the glade
It’s been a score, maybe a few more
It’s time to reclaim that blade

Hognose Snake! Hognose Snake!
Puffed up like a cobra, but ya know he’s a fake
You have to give more than ya take
From that dirty rotten, no good, lowdown…
Hognose Snake! Hognose Snake!
Puffed up like a cobra, but ya know he’s a fake
You have to give more than ya take
From that dirty rotten, no good, low-down, yellow-bellied snake

 

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