Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Snake Dance

Codependency

SNAKE DANCE

Dancing in a snake dance

Where the dancer twirls and spins

And the guilty serpent strikes

And neither partner wins

 

I asked her how she’d been

She said, “You’ve been our best friend,

And I don’t know where to begin,

 

Cho:  I don’t love him anymore

I’ve had it up to here, I’ve seen it all before

He won’t let me help him

He hollers if I try

And I know I must be crazy

But I can’t say ‘Good-bye’“

 

She cried and poured my tea

She said “What can I do?

You see, I’m his guiding light

When I help him talk things through

But he holds me up on high

Where he guards me jealously

While he gets it on with one-night stands

He can’t make love with me!

 

Cho: I don’t love him anymore

I’ve had it up to here

I’ve seen it all before,

He scares me when he’s angry

He burns me with his eyes,

And if I say ‘I’m leaving’

It kills me when he cries.”

 

I hugged her in the silence

“It’ll all work out,” I lied

I was hardly out her door

When I had to stop and cry

They were dancing in a snake dance

To a tune I used to know

My heart was aching now

Though it happened long ago.

 

They were dancing in a snake dance

That would have to run it’s time

And it hurt to see them dancing

In a dance so much like mine

Where the serpent strikes

When he hears his dancer’s cries

And he feels twice the pain

When his dancer finally dies!

 

Yes, he strikes cause he’s afraid

Of love that’s true,

And both of them are poisened

When the dance is through.

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1979, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Draw The Line & Songs On Recovery and Addictionwww.peteralsop.com

 

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