Tonight the moon hangs low, we walk into town on a countries dirt road
In clean clothes he stands too tall, you still heed the rebels call

Who is the shadow behind your door?
Whose face are you looking for?

Shot rings out, this country shots “his kind are animals”
This country stops, when this man drops
You stopped a criminal



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    General CommentGREAT song.
    all about people stereotyping the criminal look and just absolute police mistreatment.
    akira_256on September 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentready, ready, ready, ready......
    tonight the moon hangs low
    we walk it down on the country's death row
    in clean clothes he stands too tall
    you still heed the rebels call
    with guns pressed against the wall
    the man's a criminal
    shot rings out
    country shouts
    his kind are animals
    people stop
    when this man drops
    stop the criminal
    shot rings out
    country shouts
    his kind are animals
    the people stop
    this man drops
    stop the criminal
    criminal
    i started out of town last night
    making my way to the border line
    what is it that you want?
    i ain't no animal
    what is it that you want?
    you know i'm not your criminal
    shot rings out
    country shouts
    the mans a criminal
    people stop
    when this man drops
    his kind are animals
    police man stops
    when we drive
    are you a criminal?
    the country stops
    when this man drops
    stop the criminal
    criminal
    who's the shadow behind your door?
    was it my face you were looking for?
    what is it that you want?
    i ain't no animal
    what is it that you want?
    you know i'm not your criminal
    people stop
    when this man drops
    his kind are animals
    shot rings out
    his country shouts
    stop the criminal
    police man drop
    when this man stop
    we want no criminal
    what you want
    our job is done?
    his kind are animals
    criminal
    ready, ready, ready, ready, ready
    the3count2down1on April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song - the bass line is hypnotising.

    My perception on this song is that it begins by describing the criminal as someone whos an 'animal'. Then the focus is switched by saying 'im not your animal', implying the song writer is under false suspition of being this 'criminal' character. In one line, its about being falsley accused of being a 'criminal', depicted in the first verse as the person with an animalistic nature.
    justjules86on April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI took the bit
    "you know i'm not your criminal
    shot rings out
    country shouts
    the mans a criminal"
    as the public jumping to conclusions about people, persecuting them without understanding them. Or something along those lines.
    boy_named_davidon February 12, 2009   Link

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