Rattlesnakes
Lloyd Cole Lyrics


Jodie wears a hat although it hasn't rained for six days
She says a girl needs a gun these days
Hey on account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eve Marie saint in on the waterfront
She reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance

She's less than sure if her heart has come to stay in San Jose
And her never-born child still haunts her
As she speeds down the freeway
As she tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite
She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
She's obvious despite herself

She looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront
She says all she needs is therapy, yeah
All you need is, love is all you need

Jodie never sleeps 'cause there are always needles in the hay
She says that a girl needs a gun these days
Hey on account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eve Marie Saint in on the waterfront
As she reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance
Her heart, heart's like crazy paving
Upside down and back to front
She says "ooh, it's so hard to love
When love was your great disappointment."

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Written by: LLOYD COLE, NEIL ROBERT CLARK

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Daniel Kuczynski

Here are these amazing and wonderful lyrics :

Jodie wears a hat although it hasn't rained for six days
She says a girl needs a gun these days
Hey, on account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eva Marie Saint in "On the Waterfront"
She reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance

She is less than sure if her heart has come to stay in San Jose
And her neverborn child still haunts her
As she speeds down the freeway
As she tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite
She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
She's obvious despite herself

She looks like Eva Marie Saint in "On the Waterfront"
She says all she needs is therapy
Yeah, all you need is love is all you need

Jodie never sleeps because there are always needles in the hay
She says that a girl needs a gun these days
Hey, on account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eva Marie Saint in "On the Waterfront"
As she reads Simone de Beauvoir in her American circumstance
Her heart... heart's like crazy paving
Upside down and back to front
She says, "Ooh, it's so hard to love
When love was your great disappointment"



Calogero Castaldo

Jodie wears a hat
Although it hasn't rained for six days
She says a girl needs a gun these days
On account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eva Marie Saint
In "On the Waterfront"
She reads Simone de Beauvoir
In her American circumstance

She's less than sure if her heart has come
To stay in San Jose
And her neverborn child still haunts her
As she speeds down the freeway
As she tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite
She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
She's obvious despite herself

She looks like Eva Marie Saint
In "On the Waterfront"
She says all she needs is therapy
Yes, all you need is love is all you need

Jodie never sleeps cause there are always
Needles in the hay
She says a girl needs a gun these days
On account of all the rattlesnakes

She looks like Eva Marie Saint
In "On the Waterfront"
As she reads Simone de Beauvoir
In her American circumstance
Her heart, heart's like crazy paving
Upside down and back to front
She says oh, it's so hard to love
When love was your great disappointment



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Catalina Quijano

Always been in love with Lloyd..."she reads Simone de Bouvoir, with her American circumstance" ...no one writes lyrics like this anymore! He writes like a novelist...

SimoneTh Pereira

I was just a teenager at the time, dreaming of the small possibility that he was mentioning "my name" while singing. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Poor me 😄😄😄🤭

E C

what does that mean?

kittinsol

This was a beautiful and sharp comment. Unlike the lyricist of this song, I am often stuck speechless for lack of words. Thank you.

reuireuiop0

Noone ever wrote like this .. heard a lot of 80s acts doing great songs nowadays .. come on Lloyd !

Dominique Jacob

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Riagán Mac an Bhaird

Now this is a man who knows how to use Macromedia Flash

Lisa Thomas

God the 80's was so great for good BANDS!! The Cure, The Smiths, The Jam. We need more good bands!!!!

peach poodle boy

the cure, the smiths and the jam, my three favorite bands ♡

David Taylor

Mate your heads in the fucking sand if you think this is even remarkable, there has been better shit than this every year since this anaemic crap was recorded.

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