Snake Eyes

Album: Wilder Mind (2015)
Charted: 60

Songfacts®:

  • Marcus Mumford came up with this slow-churning rocker. Bassist Ted Dwayne told The Music.com: "That was something that Marcus had been playing around with for ages. He was really excited about this very melodic bassline and that was a really fun one to record."
  • Lyrically, this is about a deceptive and dangerous woman. Snakes have been associated with vindictiveness since Adam and Eve were tempted by the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Hence, a person with snake-like eyes can seen as untrustworthy.
  • The song was released on April 20, 2015 in advance of the Wilder Mind album, when a live performance of the tune was posted to YouTube.

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