Rattlesnake

Album: St. Vincent (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • The song documents a hot day in Texas, when St. Vincent's Annie Clark went for a walk on her own on a friend's ranch. "It was a beautiful day and no one was around, so I thought, 'I'm going to take all my clothes off to fully experience this,' she recalled to The Observer. "I was having this communion with nature when I saw this rattlesnake. I took off running and when I got home had a shot of tequila."
  • NME asked Clark if she had thoughts of mortality when she realized a snake was lurking nearby. "Yes I think about dying all the time," she said, "and that would have been an awesome way to die – like it would suck to choke on a chicken bone alone in your apartment, but dying by rattlesnake bite is cool – I was like, 'No, not this time.'"

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