A friend of mine asked if anyone ever asks me what the songs are all about.. so here is some bloggy type info on the latest title track.
I wrote the song “Serpents as Doves, as I do many songs… on some form of transportation. I saw this preacher type guy on my bus, dressed a little like that guy from Poltergeist 3. (Google him if you are too young to remember.) He was sitting in front of me reading what seemed like an interpretation of the bible. No joke. If you don’t ride Septa enough, you may not believe it. Fantastical things like that happen all the time on the bus or trolley.
I naturally had to peer over to see what he was reading, I saw the words “Serpents” and also “Doves”. I couldn’t really make out what it said entirely, but I loved the visual idea of those two animals.
After I wrote it down, I researched the bible passage; ““Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
I don’t know the bible all the well, so I thought it was pretty crazy there were wolves in there too. Now I was reading some Native American quotations today.. and this came up
“If a man is as wise as a serpent he can afford to be harmless as a dove.” - Cheyenne
I am sure there is a lot of cross pollination with all religious scripts, and I love that I came across that today.