feeling my way
I know you all have been lying awake at night thinking, what the hell is up with Frank Black's "The Snake?"
Well I'm a snake oh yes I'm very smart
So pretty and so timid that's a rabbit's way
A little pessimistic but that's okay
A pig or a goat well they wouldn't let you be mistreated
So I guess on that note I am not the one you needed
The answer, of course, is that ol' Frank was born in 1965, the Year of the Snake. The snake and the delicate rabbit are incompatible; far better for a bunny is a goat ("Nice couple") or a pig ("Good, very good, and everything will be fine"). Frank's love life was derailed by the stars. As far as Horse (1978) and Rat (1972), the wise Chinese say "No, no, no."