Snake Plant

Such a little thing
But given room to grow
Add a little dirt and light
And how far will it go?
It seemed so innocent
So I just let it lie
Like the places that you went
When you left me behind
Are stuck inside my mind

You
And your plant
Deserve each other
You
And your plant
Deserve each other
It’s a snake plant
You’re a snake and
It’s a snake plant
You’re a snake and
It’s a snake plant

It grew out of my words
Or so that’s what I’ve heard
If I called that absurd
Then you would be disturbed
I’m sorry that I don’t
Go places that you won’t
Even hesitate to go
Like leaving me alone
Roots ripped out of my soul

You
And your plant
Deserve each other
You
And your plant
Deserve each other
It’s a snake plant
You’re a snake and
It’s a snake plant
You’re a snake and
It’s a snake plant

I’m trying not to say
That I am in your way
You say you’re here to stay
Right after you betray
I’m still finding my place
If we’re planted in a space
Our love to cultivate
It may not be too late
But what’s lying in wait?

Do you
And your plant
Deserve each other?
Renew
What we have
And deserve each other?
With a snake plant
Am I safe yet?
With the snake plant
For today, yeah
It’s a snake plant
Commentary:

I know nothing about snake plants, and I would guess they’re a good thing in spite of the name. The idea just popped into my head for the song, as I was thinking about the snake plant my wife bought, and I thought it was funny/cheeky, so I couldn’t resist writing it.  (It’s probably quite terrible, from a different perspective, so…sorry, I guess?) It’s somewhat inspired by real feelings, but I’m actually in a pretty good place right now emotionally (compared to 2016/2017, I suppose), so it was admittedly a little tongue-in-cheek, perhaps a bit inspired by the old Taylor Swift (who, as I understand it, is no longer with us, according to ‘Reputation’ Taylor Swift, or would it be TS 2.0, or…? I’m too old to say). Anyway, thanks for reading. I’ve been writing an actual book, but I’m only 52 pages in, so…maybe one day I’ll drop an excerpt or two, see if it gets that 1 Like that I crave more than air (sarcasm).

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