Who Sang Reptile? The Church

The Church Starfish cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988-2-16
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:57
producer: Greg Ladanyi, The Church and Waddy Wachtel
mixer: Greg Ladanyi, Waddy Wachtel and Shep Lonsdale
engineer: Shep Lonsdale
assistant engineer: Duane Seykora
lyricist: Steve Kilbey
composer: Steve Kilbey, Richard Ploog, Peter Koppes, Marty Willson-Piper
Too dangerous to keep.
Too feeble to let go.
And you want to bite the hand.
Should have stopped this long ago.

Go now, you've been set free.
Another month or so you'll be gorging on me (poisoning me on 2nd and 3rd times)
With your lovely smile.
I see you slither away with your skin and your tail,
Your flickering tongue and your rattling scales
Like a real reptile.

Had you coiled around my arm.
How could you ever know
How I loved your diamond eyes?
But that was long ago. (chorus)

And I should have believed eve.
She said we had to blow.
She was the apple of my eye.
It wasn't long ago. (chorus)

CD 1
  • 1 Destination
  • 2 Under the Milky Way
  • 3 Blood Money
  • 4 Lost
  • 5 North, South, East and West
  • 6 Spark
  • 7 Antenna
  • 8 Reptile
  • 9 A New Season
  • 10 Hotel Womb