When I was a saint, well, he'd paint with snakes in Belize

from Aesop Rock – Holy Smokes Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

I’m not sure of the entire meaning, but “paint with snakes in Belize” is likely a reference to the amalgamated religion of Obeah (and voodoo generally), which incorporates catholic imagery into various African beliefs

Maybe Aes is setting this up to contrast the acceptable vs unacceptable evolutions of catholic belief — leading to his “God Audition” further down

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