King Snake Motor Blues

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King Snake Motor Blues

A hot rod drove off the road last night
headlights shining in the cold moonlight
When old Davey Barrett pulled the car from the lake
Under that hood were eleven king snakes

What's under that hood?
Boy it ain't nothing good
The carburetor's missing
Instead the snakes are hissing
Someone put a spell
On that old black DeVille

Billy ray never came home from the mill
They say he drove off in that old black DeVille
Someone saw him racing on the levee alone
The engine was a-hissin' like it gonna explode

They found Billy Ray down the river tonight
Up and down his arms were eleven snake bites
Old Davey Barrett said he don't know what to make
Cause he never seen an engine with eleven king snakes


from King Snake Motor Blues, released November 12, 2014
Music & Lyrics by Josh Pastor



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Josh Pastor Santa Cruz, California

Formerly the frontman of various hard rock and rockabilly projects, Josh Pastor’s current style is an evocative mix of hoodoo swamp blues and psychedelic rock. His latest release, King Snake Motor Blues, combines smoldering, seething hoodoo blues with poetic lyricism to create an ethereal and transportive vibe. ... more

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