Prong wrote a beast of an early 90’s crossover hit with the song Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck. The 4:12 minute riff heavy track grooves with a dash of industrial metal sprinkled in. This track (I believe) is about working hard in life to get to where you want to be. To work hard is to make sacrifices and to do what it takes to get the job done. You “snap your (knuckles) fingers and your neck” when you’re getting down to brass tacks…
The Russian Constructivist movement came to mind when I thought about the meaning of this song. Visions of those wonderful early twentieth century posters and hard working laborers seemed to compliment this track perfectly. Enjoy.
Nothing breeds more contempt
for this world than memories now formed.
Every moment a new seed
is grown to no reason the trouble unfolds.
For the trials of today
I’m no jury really don’t care how you feel.
The pleasant notion of miraculous change
drifts into multiple jeers.
You want the good life
You break your back
You snap your fingers
You snap your neck
Seconds drip thru my hands
washed of moments unborn.
All the spaces between bleed
a tribute to a sacrament never exposed.
A message to the forces
I’ve no pity don’t know how thankful to feel.
Expectations of my daily bread
gives me the hunger to steal.