Snake Eyes 4 U

Sometimes a song is better than a bunch of words. This is from the new album by The Milk Carton Kids (The Ash & Clay album) and it’s called “Snake Eyes”:

“Snake Eyes”

(Sung by The Milk Carton Kids)

Swing low, swing low

For to carry me home

In fire the skies of red.

My breath’s gone cold

A kiss from the coal

A blanket of snow overhead.

Slow, holy roller

It’s just rock and roll.

Hold your tears

Where they’ve hung all these years

Down from the heavens above.

Old snake eyes

You had better disguise

All that appears of thee.

Pray for love

From the heavens above

Laid in the ashes below

Laid in the ashes below

Laid in the ashes below

Laid in the ashes below.

This is THE song that I stumbled upon the other night on late night radio – it hooked me in right away and held me mesmerized for its entirety. It got me up out of my bed, after it had ended and I had ascertained the names of these angelic voices, and over to my then-asleep-computer to order some of this beautiful music for myself. Love, love, love these guys. Hope you enjoy!



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6 Responses to Snake Eyes 4 U

  1. Bex says:

    Daisy, nice to meet you too. I met you through Reenies journal… hope to see you again. Thanks for stopping by.

    Michael – you see? Separated at birth? I’m not making that up….


  2. Daisy says:

    Very pretty! Thank you for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you. 🙂


  3. Michael says:

    I did the same thing you did, more or less. I heard a song by them on the radio a week or so ago and immediately looked them up and downloaded some songs. The first one I heard was the title song, “The Ash & Clay,” but I also love “Honey, Honey” and “Promised Land.” The harmonies remind me of early Simon and Garfunkel.


  4. mz. em says:

    Well, you have given me another band to look up. I like the lyrics you have given to this one song. Thanks for sharing.


  5. sandy freel says:

    very good they are…I went to youtube and heard more of them …thanks


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