Fire in the Lion’s Eye

© Words and music by Ray Scudero. All rights reserved.

It’s a twenty-first-century blood-feud
From a conflict begun three millennia back.
Half-brothers preparing for war,
And the elder ain’t worried how the world will react.

Chorus:

Got a snake down in the lion’s den,
And you know something’s gonna die.
You see the venom in the teeth of the serpent’s smile,
And a fire in the lion’s eye—
Oh, my—
Fire in the lion’s eye.

You’ve got a lion backed up into a corner.
He looks tame, baby, but don’t you get him riled.
Take his turf and take away his food,
But hurt his kids and watch out—you’re gonna drive him wild.

There’s a snake down in the lion’s den,
And you know something’s gonna die.
You see the venom in the teeth of the serpent’s smile,
And a fire in the lion’s eye—
Oh, my—
Fire in the lion’s eye.

Ten thousand-year-long fuse’s been lit,
To a bomb been blown twice before.
If you think war’s a gas, then you’d better think fast—
There’s a fire set to settle the score.

There’s a snake down in the lion’s den,
And you know something’s gonna die.
You see the venom in the teeth of the serpent’s smile,
And a fire in the lion’s eye—
Oh, my—
Fire in the lion’s eye.

Like apocalyptic nightmare dream come true,
Don’t matter if you like it or not.
You’d best run away if you don’t want to play,
’Cause there’s a promise that’s not been forgot.

There’s a snake down in the lion’s den,
And you know something’s gonna die.
You see the venom in the teeth of the serpent’s smile,
And a fire in the lion’s eye—
Oh, my—
Fire in the lion’s eye.




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