A Snake In The Grass

(The Fall)

So God said to Adam and God said to Eve
“Here’s a garden that you can call home
A beautiful, paradise place called Eden
Where you can just wander and roam”

“Eat what you like, pluck fruit from each branch
Except for the Knowledge Tree
For that one will show you both evil and good
And sadly, you’ll have to leave”

So Adam and Eve stayed away from that tree
And did all that God said they should
They walked and they talked with him every day
And life was incredibly good

Life was incredibly good
Life was incredibly good

Then, one day, the serpent stopped by for a chat
A clever and lying beast
“Take a bit from the Knowledge Tree’s fruit,” he said
“I hear it makes quite a nice feast”

“God told us we’d die if we ate it,” Eve said
“What God know?” The serpent replied
“He’s scared it will make you as clever as him
Just trust me, you’re not gonna die”

Eve trusted the serpent, and did what he said
She took one big fateful bite
And Adam did too, and that’s when they knew
That things were no longer right

Things were no longer quite right
Things were no longer quite right

“You’re naked,” Eve cried.  “Yeah, you’re naked, too!”
Cried Adam, “Quick, grab some plants!”
And fashioned from fig leaves, first-fruit of the loom
A couple of pairs of pants

Couple of pairs of pants
Couple of pairs of pants

When God came to call in the cool of the day
Eve and Adam ducked into the trees
When God called their names, they trembled and said
“We’re hiding, we’re naked you see”

“Who said you were naked?” God sighed, “Yes I see
You’ve eaten the fruit from that tree”
“It’s her fault!” said Adam, pointing at Eve
“It’s the serpent!” she cried.  “Not me!”

"You each will be punished," God sadly declared
"Just fruits of your fruit eating fall
The serpent will crawl, and one of Eve's seed
Will finish him once and for all”

Jesus will finish him once and for all
Jesus will finish him once and for all

"Eve will be cursed with pain, giving birth
And Adam will crack the earth's crust
With hard sweat and toil, to bring food from soil
Then die and return to the dust"

When God had made clothes from animal skins
For Adam and for his wife
He sent them away and called for an angel
To guard the great Tree of Life

For God knows what's best and God knows what's right
His truth will forever last
If anyone tells you otherwise
He lies like that snake in the grass

Jesus will finish him once and for all
Jesus will finish him once and for all