Bastille Snakes Lyrics

Ooh, I’m not ready [4x]

Snakes are biting in my heels

The worries that refuse to let us go

I’ve been kicking them away

When hoping not to let them take control

Ooh, I’m not ready

Drink to escape our minds

[Another version:] Drink to escape their bites

Show me distraction

Even for just one night

But it’s easier to bury

[Another version:] ‘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 [2x]

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 our minds

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 [2x]

“Come on, boys. Let’s go tear this mother down!”

[Another version:] “Come on, boys. Let’s go tear this place apart!”

‘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

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

Baby, 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