Bright When It Shines

from by Snake Oil Charlatans



Your comfort leaves me cold
It’s much too quiet
I see what I’ve been shown, but looking with my own eyes
I think, but I don’t know
This is uncertain
There’s nowhere left to go but everywhere at once

It’s bright when it shines, a life you live dancing like a star
But right when it’s mine, I realize just how false your reasons are

My eyes along the sky
On the horizon
A sea of blue and white, but bolder than the dirt
Some people give their lives to chase illusions
To taste the sweetest lies and not the bitter truth

Paint a picture with your hands
Exhibit it across the land
Dig your toes into the sand
But it won’t hold you up
Sing a song in falsest voice
Sing it like you had no choice
Sing and let your hands rejoice
But I won’t hold mine up

I won’t hold you up


from Elixir, released October 22, 2010



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Snake Oil Charlatans Grand Rapids, Michigan

We're a Rock 'n Roll band based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Snake Oil Charlatans was formed in August of 2009. Each member of Snake Oil Charlatans brings very different styles of music into the band, creating a cohesive unit that generates music of all kinds. We don't like putting creative barriers on ourselves by sticking to one style or sound. ... more

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