"Man or Animal" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
You give me a heart attack
You look like the summertime
You call me an artifact
But I'll save that for another time
I could be rich or poor
I don't need anymore

Keep your love inside the kitchen
You can feed me anything
Leave the feathers on the chicken
Peel the leather from your skin
I can be young or old
Sweet or sad, hot or cold

[Chorus]
Man or animal, I don't care at all
Find the antidote underneath the dose
Man or animal, obedient
out of control

I will love you more than money
I will breathe you in the smoke
I will drink you in my honey
Sweet and golden down my throat
When you're right, when you're wrong
Head is near, eyes are gone
You can drown my appetite
I will sip your tears at night
You can tie me to a chair
Skin and bones, I don't care
I could be rich or poor
I don't need anymore

[Chorus: x2]

out of control

You give me a heart attack
I will give you more than that
You give me a heart attack
I will give you more than that


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"Man or Animal" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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    General CommentTo me, I thought it was an old man who's married like a 22 year old who's only with him for the money, eventually he'll die and she'll get all his money.

    "You give me a heart attack, I will give you more than that."

    Oh yeah, and he's a filthy mofo in the sack. Bleurgh!
    Kamonon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh boy, Mr Cornell has done it again.. His voice is so sultry sexy, I have not heard him that golden since Burden in My Hand. Love the music here too..

    I wonder what more than a heart attack there is
    xinniefulon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou're right zinnie' he is definately all that!

    To me I think he's talking about about being wild (under the covers). Of course, i could only imagine! His lyrics really let your mind wander in this one...
    boobookittyon June 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat dirty song, guitar n drums r amazing!
    catliketheifon August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike There are song of Led Zepllin.
    Oelyon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike There are song of Led Zepllin.
    Oelyon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is definetly my favorite song on the new album. On the rest of the disc, Morello is kinda tame with his guitar, but he totally cuts loose on this song. I love it! ANd Cornell is indeed at his best.
    I hadn't thought of this song being about sex, but yeah, that makes sense to me. Way to point that out!
    rock_hawkon September 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentagree with rock hawk; best song on new album


    BEST SONG EVER!
    laxbosson December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest Dirty Song!!!!!1

    >:)
    1989Son February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the machine gun drums in this song. And yes, the song is about making sweet love, or cutting loose and letting the animal out of its cage. Whatever his woman wants...
    high5inmferon June 08, 2006   Link

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