2014 probably won’t be remembered as the year that saw the release of a ton of songs about cold-blooded, scaly animals. This is partially because there really weren’t many reptile themed songs released during the year.
However, there were three good, or at least interesting reptile songs I could think of off the top of my head, so I thought I’d make a blog post about them.
While I fully acknowledge that lizard songs released in 2014 is sort of an odd subject for a listicle, this was almost solely focused on 2014 celestial reptile songs. Last year, at least two songs about sky lizards were released.
Anyway, in no particular order, here are some songs about lizards I enjoyed in 2014:
1. Sturgill Simpson- “Turtles All the Way Down”
The titular turtles have less to do with the slow-moving, shell-having and occasionally pizza-loving animals we’re all familiar with, and more to do with the planet-bearing God’s in Native American creation myth, or the benign being at the end of Stephen King’s IT. Still, inter-dimensional, luminescent turtles made of energy are still turtles.
2. St. Vincent- “Rattlesnake”
OK, so this song isn’t necessarily about rattlesnakes, but snake imagery is a recurring motif. This song is excellent, and it served as side-one, track-one for St. Vincent’s excellent eponymous release. It’s a disjointed, industrial dance-rock groove.
3, Nuclear Bubble Wrap- “Lizards in the Sky”
This is the second celestial lizard song. It’s a pretty straight-forward narrative about some lizard aliens coming across Earth, Earthlings and lizard people reaching a mutual hatred, and the nuclear annihilation that ensues despite the pleas of Cosmic Truth. I think this is the only song of 2014 in which the voice of Cosmic Truth served as a guest speaker, but I’m not positive. Incredibly silly, but worth a listen.