Who Sang Snakes? Bastille

Bastille Wild World cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2016-9-9
length: 3:17
producer: Dan Smith and Mark Crew
performer: Chris “Woody” Wood, Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Mark Crew and William Farquarson
mixer: Manny Marroquin, Rich Costey, Mark Crew and Mark “Spike” Stent
Some other versions of "Snakes"

Lyrics
Ooh, I'm not ready ooh, I'm not ready
Ooh, I'm not ready ooh, I'm not ready

Snakes are biting in my heels, the worries that refuse to let us go
I've been kicking them away and hoping not to let them take control
Ooh, I'm not ready, drink to escape their bites
Show me distraction even for just one night

Cause it's easier to bury my head in the sand sometimes
Yes, it's easier to bury my head in the sand sometimes
And I know, I know, I know, it's not the right way to go
But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Ooh, I'm not ready ooh, I'm not ready

Now these days are feeling dark, we're struggling to figure out last year
When the woman on the news keeps saying things that no one wants to hear
Ooh, I'm not ready, drink to escape their bites
Show me distraction even for just one night

Cause it's easier to bury my head in the sand sometimes
Yes, it's easier to bury my head in the sand sometimes
And I know, I know, I know, it's not the right way to go
But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole
Yes, I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Ooh, I'm not ready ooh, I'm not ready

"Come on, boys. Let's go tear this place apart!"
Cause I know life is simple when I can just ignore it all
Cause I know, cause I know, cause I know life is simple when
I can just ignore it all cause I know, cause I know, cause I know...

If I'm not ready, snakes will consume me whole
If I'm not steady maybe they'll take control

But it's easier to bury my head in the sand sometimes
Yes, it's easier to bury my head in the sand sometimes
I know, I know, I know, it's not the right way to go
But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole
Yes, I know, I know, I know, it's not the right way to go
But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Good Grief
  • 2 The Currents
  • 3 An Act of Kindness
  • 4 Warmth
  • 5 Glory
  • 6 Power
  • 7 Two Evils
  • 8 Send Them Off!
  • 9 Lethargy
  • 10 Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)
  • 11 Blame
  • 12 Fake It
  • 13 Snakes
  • 14 Winter of Our Youth
  • 15 Way Beyond
  • 16 Oil on Water
  • 17 Campus
  • 18 Shame
  • 19 The Anchor

  • Release information
    label: Virgin EMI Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602557003062
    script: Latin