From, interestingly, The New Republic:
Is Donald Trump the fabled Snake?
In his speeches, Trump often recites the lyrics of the 1968 Al Wilson song “The Snake,” written by Oscar Brown, Jr. [in 1963]. A variation of the fable “The Scorpion and the Frog,” the song tells the story of a naive woman who takes in a wounded snake, only to be betrayed by the predator who bites her and says, “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.”
From the point of view of Trump and his supporters, the meaning of the song is this Continue reading “Music Throwback Saturday: The Snake”