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Song Released: 1977


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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2012 report

    I think it refers to Yogic meditation and getting the Kundalini energy to rise through the chakras.

    The Kundalini is referred to as energy that is coiled at the base of the spine like a serpent. Meditation and breathing help to move the energy up through the different chakras to engergize the individual and assist in reaching enlightenment.
    It takes work though. That's why EWF refers to battling the serpenting fire.

  2. anonymous
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    May 5th report

    It’s a battle of love vs lust in the union which is pretty much caused by morningwood

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2020 report

    Wow you all really got the answer

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2020 report

    Could be a reference to Egyptian mythology (I mean, look at the album cover). Every night, the sun god battles the great serpent who wants to drag the earth back into chaos -- and wins, of course.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2018 report

    Something about snakes victory surviving power , fire

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2017 report

    Bollocks!
    Lyrics refer to the Penis being hard in the Morning (Morning Glory) and shooting his load (serpentine fire)

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2017 report

    Fire cleans what's left is pure.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2016 report

    The song says, 'Negative wins when I give in and then I lose the test'

    We're all being tested, we all battle the enemy Satan, victory comes only when we battle him with Jesus as one. Satan tries to fill our minds with doubt.

    They sing, "Surely as life begun, you will as ONE battle with the serpentine fire."

    I hope they're talking about the battle against evil. life began with Jesus per John 1:1. I wish they would have said, "You will as one battle against the serpentine fire."

  9. nattyboy
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    Feb 10th 2014 report

    I recall some trends during the time Serpentine Fire was released. In the black (soul) music on the air at the time, there were many songs of which the lyrics had messages. I recall reading an article (or was it that I was listening to someone discussing the matter on WBLS NY) back in those times, that said that song producers and such performers wanted to educate their audience (Young African Americans par say). Also mentioned in that discussion is that such performers & producers surmise that most African Americans don't like to read, and therefore it's ideal to try to convey such messages in a form that such fans and listeners would listen to. Examples of such songs are: Let's get away, by Earth Wind & Fire, What's Going On by Marvin Gaye, Family Reunion, etc. Although it is obvious such songs had messages. However, there were other songs of which the messages were more obscure, and were warnings.

    Many of the songs pertained to the bad conditions of the world and those in power who are detrimental to the world, and therefore must be stopped. I suppose that What's going on was such a warning. I can easily name many more such songs that consist of such messages.

    I think The Serpentine Fire was such a song. In the term Serpentine Fire the word Serpentine depicts the devil who are the detrimental people just mentioned, and the term Fire depicts their active bad influence on the world par say.


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