"Animals" as written by and Brian Transeau....
My secret wish ...in this sacred place
Is to relinquish needs
The great constant is perpetual change
So when we leave, as we know we will
Some of us remains, consecrated and unchanged

Circles in stars they bind us now - we're pretty animals
Colors around are bled of love - we're hopeful animals
Kiss me now so we can feel alive - we're conscious animals
Circles in stars they bind us now - we're sacred animals

From blood we came ...to ash we return again
These carbon hearts, and terrestrial hopes
From our first goodbye ...to the last hello
Pray we carve our paths ...from God's sacrosanct

Circles in stars they bind us now - we're pretty animals
Colors around are bled of love - we're hopeful animals
Kiss me now so we can feel alive - we're conscious animals
Circles in stars they bind us now - we're sacred animals

The love we crave
that binds
bends
but never change
feeds faith in faith
that I search for in everything

Circles in stars they bind us now - we're pretty animals
Colors around are bled of love - we're hopeful animals
Kiss me now so we can feel alive - we're conscious animals
Circles in stars they bind us now - we're sacred animals

The love we crave
that binds
bends
but never change
feeds faith in faith
that I search for in everything

Stars they bind us now
Around are bled of love - we're conscious animals
Kiss me now so we can feel alive - we're conscious animals
Circles in stars they bind us now - we're sacred animals
Circles in stars they bind us now - we're pretty animals
Colors around are bled of love - we're hopeful animals

Stars they bind us now - we're sacred animals


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"Animals" as written by Brian Transeau

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  • +2
    General CommentNo matter how complicated life is, no matter all the excess fame and fortune/whatever, we all end up leaving this earth... by leaving the mark of love on the world, we will always remain in some way....
    thewhitepony33on April 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLife, broken down in to its most simplistic state

    Life, death, love, lust. Regardless... We are nothing but conscious animals, fated to return to the earth from which we came from.
    Kitsune_Tokkanon June 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel this song very deeply... Great track imo
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    consecrated - solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose

    "My secret wish in this sacred place
    Is to relinquish needs
    The great constant is perpetual change
    So when we leave, as we know we will
    Some of us remains, consecrated and unchanged..."

    His inner core says to give up all attachment because nothing is forever, so that when he dies or we die all that is left within is solely pure love.

    sacrosanct - absolute: not capable of being violated or infringed, or having a most holy or sacred character

    "From blood we came to ash we return again
    These carbon hearts, and terrestrial hopes
    From our first goodbye to the last hello
    Pray we carve our paths from God's sacrosanct..."

    The from our first goodbye line is an interesting way of saying we are born and die in someones presence. Then he suggests you pray for us that we carve our life out of God's unchanging pureness. in other words pray for forgiveness.

    "The love we crave that binds, bends but never change
    feeds faith in faith that I search for in everything..."

    The love that is so beautiful is found in everything hence the feeding faith in faith. a perfect circle for him
    sEthAmon July 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhat a great, atmospheric song.

    For me, the Space, and the huge and eternal (and yet tiny and transient) ball that is our planet - are closely linked to our selves – to our skins, cells, blood, eyes. When I contemplate (as I often do) the “bigger picture”, it always unfolds in my mind as an enormous fractal, from quarks up to molecules and cells and brain processes and birds and societies up to the huge forests and cities – all is a part of a single system. Very finely tuned, and infinitely, painfully beautiful. So the radio talk with Atlantis in the beginning makes a lot of sense here. This small endeavor – space exploration – is the single most important thing that our species can do. Because what else matters, actually? And to do this right, we need peace and collaboration. And peace and collaboration bring with them freedom and love and music – and yes, sex and caring and love to all aspects and forms of life; and ultimate synergy between a spirit (emotion) and mind (technology) and body (health and senses).

    So, this song kind of brings it all together; by talking about “animals” (which we are) in the most sublime terms (sacred, sacrosanct, hopeful, conscious) – it highlights the paradox that underlies it all – that we are at once “just” animals, and at the same time we are conscious, and that we cherish beauty (“pretty”). Really, deep down it’s not a paradox at all. Being an animal, contrary to how the word MIGHT be perceived, is NOT actually humiliating in any way. This song is about this connection of all levels.
    serpon May 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what they are talking about in the beginning?

    Every time I here this song I wonder what they are saying.
    Hipoon November 04, 2010   Link

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