In Their Words: “‘Rattlesnake,’ put simply, is about addiction, The ‘rattlesnake, lion, and apple’ is the demon that one wrestles, whatever it may be. You can feel helpless in the situation.
This song has one of my favorite lyric passages we’ve ever had — the second verse starts with ‘There is a Lion, lyin’ ’round, lying through his teeth,’ the alliteration and how it rolls out, kind of like a tongue twister … I just fell in love with. Recording wise, the bass line that Tom [Blankenship from My Morning Jacket] came up with just floored me. It’s so him but on one of our songs. It was definitely a moment of everything coming together.” — Blount Floyd