Hostile Snakeover

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released June 18, 2011

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ssssnake Chicago, Illinois

Noah Tabakin is the man behind Ssssnake, a hip hop-, funk- and gospel-inflected soul project with a wild, joyous vibe. Defying categorization, Ssssnake has been likened to the lovechild of Ray Charles and Danny Brown or a hip hop Jeff Buckley.

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Track Name: Wolf and the Bear
I've been this way
ferrel child full moon howlin baby
and ain't too
much wrong
when instincts call
can't constrict the blood strong

I ain't asking too much
'cept don't hold me chained up
wild style sharp claws them cut
set me free if you can't take my hot

A wolf in your doorway
Black bear in your safe place and I say that that's alright...it's alright
animal in me
to stay
and I say that that's alright

(cooly sit
in the dampness
hot strained breath
in and out
old papers
in the waste bin
half drank glass
lip stick stained
bang out
all the day's I have wasted
bang out
with a crack with a depth
that time I almost made it
(all time I will spend to reach that end)

This time
oh this time
the grass shakes
reveals your hiding place
I have your scent
burned in my head
too late
There is no escape
As my circle grows tight
hope no trap snaps my hide
it'd be tragic to find
you was bait for something hid behind



A wolf in your doorway
Black bear in your safe place and I say that that's alright...it's alright
animal in me
to stay
and I say that that's alright
Track Name: Secret Rooms
I want to get you
home
take out the dead and old
left with the leaves blown
brown
as autum's touching down
smooth as the ice is
that's how I want it known
so far the process is slow
that glass ain't full

in the secret rooms
beneath the floor boards
quiet hide behind the walls
under the trap doors

sealed in the marble tomb
beneath the black earth
lost city ancient ruins
I'm trying to find her

Wax to the letter
long closed
can't quite
get the
seal broke
dark cuts and old growth
kept close
patient I'll wait them
seams gone show

Chorus

Green gold
the metal dripping hot
crack hiss
see what's become of this
smoke eyes
close and we let it go
smell of the gasolene soothes
we burn right through

to them secret rooms...
Track Name: Blood
BLOOD

Take a bath in the blood
breath it up deep in your lungs
crimson red's gonna stain
cannot wash them spots off your hands Got to hand it to you
Your deft movement child
swift
but far from painless
is how you tore it down
and to tell you the truth
broken
unfixable
that's what you wanted
now you've cut it
down

Take a bath in the blood
breath it up deep in your lungs
crimson red's gonna stain
cannot wash them spots off your hands
I'll rock
and It's gonna be alright
if not I'll roll
if not I'll roll

Broken bones
in they go
crushed to dust
with mortar and pestle
take my blood
drink it cuz
it's sweet
I can't see
eyes to teeth
nothing there at all
and you say
my mistake
are we friends now

I'll rock
and It's gonna be alright
if not I'll roll
if not I'll roll

Take a bath in the blood
breath it up deep in your li]ungs
crimson red's gonna stain
cannot wash them spots off your hands
Track Name: Slow
SLOW

If it's starting slow
Why's my breath move so fast
Unbelievable
That this is feeling like that

And the push and pull
All along
Is taking me
Where I don't belong

And I feel it deep
but is it deep enough
And I'd like to
Take you for what you've brought

And I wanna know
Just how I can be safe
And I believe you
Is that all it's gone take

Think that's true
Prove the rest to me
Cuz I'm at the start again

Make that call
Clear a message for me
Cuz I'm at the start again

Bring that still
To the best of me
And I'll do it again

And emotions soar
Lost the cold war
Bone raw

Crossed the globe and back
With a golden axe
Grounded flat

There was the first song
So young
Tuned to match me note for note

There two blessings so hot
Clean he sweet spot
Rock and roll

Grit sand washed times
Once in a lifetime
Not enough for me

Had all the right moves
Now back to true school

If you want it bad
Here's where I'm at
Take you there my child
Ohhhh just with me

I'ma give it to you sloooooow now
and that ain't all
No that Ain't all

The knowledge dropped
Not always on top
So I see
King with crown
lost my seat
Agony of defeat
Yet I sand
On these feet
Step the world and back
And now back
To right track
My mind in
my heart's hand
I'm here to take it to the level
That I kept myself from
Full bore on the floor
Regardless of out come
And I come
To bang the drum
Till kingdom come
Steady mending till the ending
you receiving what I'm sending?

It's true
Prove the rest to me
Cuz I'm at the start again

Make that call
Clear a message to me
Cuz I'm at the start again

Bring that still
To the best of me
And I'll do it again.
Track Name: When I Lay You Down
When I Lay You Down

I bring the thunder from the clouds
when I lay you down
believe I got that juice
and if you think I'm playing round
play a gaming round
with me and I won't loose
release the beast they call the cracken
ice breathing dragon
understanding
you ain't
know where my hands been
brine within I'm basking
and yet you're steady asking
for trouble
called Tabakin
that's me
Track Name: Cut Till My Blade Is Dull
If them checks wasn't blank
And the bells loudly rang
I would lay down with you
And sleep off this rain

But them gold greened my skin
Ugly words rang within
Dem say there ain't no rest
For that wickedness

I roll a die with the beast
snake eye
clearly see
the man I used to be
Shed that skin
ssssnake
born again
heavy boa-constricting
murder my victim
cold

And I carry the load
All my baggage is full

Cut till my blade is dull

10 pints ain't enough
To take a bath in the blood
No sound as I crawl
Her skin
Such willingness to give
The ultimate
Gift and I swift unwrap it
Steel double edged and cold
Shed that skin
that covers
the skin
let me in
to touch the goal
You ain't safe
with me my child
I'll take it if you leave it out
be
wary of me my cloud
full charged to strike you down

Such a storm in my skull
all my baggage is full

cut till my blade is dull
Track Name: Deep Down
Don't get fucked up with me child
I'll take you out
got a weighted blow
for the dance floor
right now
hope I'm a lie
give me a try
flip that coin
ain't a thing
to me if the outcome see
my teeth cracked
where I'm at
it's bout the combat
not a hand in the air
big fucking check
girls at the mall
buzzing round my neck
sleep on the fucking carpet
ain't a dream in my head
I ain't already
said

and a S.U.V. Bitch
on the fucking roadway
just cuz you got a car
don't mean I won't jump out to speak
exchange of words
leave my skin full charged
and no man withstand
the thin strand
around the throat
gasp
and I laugh
as the snot drip low
what
show a good side of me now
the bas ain't stepped out in a while
ain't run the thin green mile
ain't snapped a foot to the throat
of the tie quan do instructor
acting all tough
bitch I'll dig a ditch when I'm done
bitch I'll catch your bitch when I'm done
bitch you'll wipe my shits when I'm done
Track Name: Under The Snow
Spring come to town
like a stranger
not quite sure how
you came
so quiet
profile down
yet I know what you have for me
believe
wanna get low
to the good times
under the snow
where the grass grow
need a little more
of that fresh that's been death so long

Don't you want a little more
I'd like to take a little more

This time let's make it big
golden rules
sometimes is forged in lead
gonna take a little while
cuz the lights went dim
but my eyes are adjusting
that soft while
is heating up to burning white
and I can tell that gifts long belated child
are steady raining down
magnet the mind that made it come
fortunate

Don't you want a little more
I'd like to take a little more
Track Name: Sheet Music
Tell you what I want to do
wanna make some sheet music
make a sweet song with you
wanna make some sheet music

let's make this song
move in time
slowly
I'm trying
my bloods beat is rushing me
and every phrase
I'm holding back is
dragging
I write the note off the page
I can't find the place
hope you will tutor me
let's make this song nice and long
I'm talking symphony long
violins and a harpsichord

Tell you what I wanna do...

Back to the top
repeat the whole round
every sheet so soft to me
and I don't care who hears it child
forte play it loud
let's practice girl
constantly
maybe we can perform it
convincingly

tell you what I wanna do...