Feminine Venom

from by The Cold Desert

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I watched her watch her tea steep from across the room,
the daughter of the water lilies, priestess of the moon.
She coyly coils her fingers round my hangin' man's noose.
I feel the fire burn below my walkin' man's shoes.

And if I was a woman, Lord, I'd know what to do.

To be a man with any other woman is enough:
just whisper honeyed insults in her ear and act tough.
Buy a flashy car or sing a tender love tune,
but it must take a woman's tongue to make that dame swoon!

I caught her mockin' glance through plumes of serpentine steam,
the daughter of the dragon, Mount Vesuvius queen.
She drinks, she sinks her teeth into my lonely heart's blues.
Her scaly skin kindles a spark down my cannon's fuse.

And if I was a woman, Lord, I'd know what to do.

I don't know what I could say to rattle her cage.
If I move any slower, mama, I'll die of old age!
My manly intuition could use some femininity.
Open up my veins and let the venom into me!

Oh, I need a woman, Lord, to tell me what to do.


from Woman & God, released February 17, 2013



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The Cold Desert Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix-based roots rock quartet The Cold Desert began as the solo project of Matt Klassen in 2008. After filling out the lineup with drummer Jared Kaiser, multi-instrumentalist Cody Nelson and bassist Jason Stromberg, they released their debut EP "Four Doors" on September 30th 2011. ... more

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