Never 21 when everyone\'s a sailor
Coming up strong with the animal bar
Ever loving more with mr.norman mailer
Turn another page at the animal bar
And it wont be long
No it wont be long
No it wont be long
Because it can\'t be long

Ah ah ah the cry of isolation
Ah ah ah the higher meditation
Ah ah ah the sweet precipitation
Ah ah ah the higher depravation
And it wont be long
No it wont be long
No it wont be long
Because it can't be long

Chorus:
Rain on my frustration
Stake my queen now break this
Wash me down my station
Make more rain forsaken
Read between the sky and every piece of the earth
1 2 3 lets make this
Coming through the world i got a feeling of words
1 2 3 forsake this


All aboard the ship cause
Your going to need arc when
The wet comes down youll be swimming like a shark
Mopping up the pain when im a little older
Right as rain at the animal bar
And it wont be long
No it wont be long
No it wont be long
Because it can't be long


Ah ah ah the cry of isolation
Ah ah ah the higher meditation
Ah ah ah the mild precipitation
Ah ah ah the higher depravation
And it wont be long
No it wont be long
No it wont be long
Because it can't be long

Chorus

Raindrops will fall from the sky
Stealing the shape from your eye
Now we can all get some sleep
the water the water the water
saving us from the heat
Somethings will die in their place
Others will leave with a trace
Fire will come by its day
the water the water the water
Washing it all away


Rain on my frustration
Stake my queen now break this
Wash me down my station
Make more rain forsaken
Read between the sky and every piece of the earth
1 2 3 lets make this
Read between the sky and every piece of the earth
1 2 3 forsake this
Read between the sky and every piece of the earth
1 2 3 lets make this
Read between the sky and every piece of the earth
1 2 3 forsake this


Lyrics submitted by x0_ju1cy, edited by Bregendahl


Animal Bar song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis song refers to a bar in a place called Karumba in the Gulf of Carpenteria in Australia. I used to be a barman there for years it is in the middle of no where the closest city is 1000 km away it only rains in december/january the heat has been known to climb over 118 degrees f and humidity at 99% so the rain is a reason for celebration as u can finally sleep at night. It is a fishing town where alot of boats still fish for shark some cattle stations around it are the size of a small european country only reached by dirt roads which r impassable with too much rain. Definatly song about this place don't know how they came across it though
    aussieguy77on January 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about a little place called the Animal Bar in Australia.

    For a certain part of the year they get NO RAIN and almost die.
    adam07on May 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMan I really love this song and yes the animal bar is a part of australia where it never rains. I think it's about being isolated and afraid of change.
    archiethebadger4on February 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmagma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0411/feature5/…

    its about the actual animal bar in australia and it says your going to need an arc because at one point in the year theere it rains so much its almost like in the bible
    rjjk91on April 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod damn it, people, the fact that it uses a biblical metaphor doesn't automatically make it a gospel song. I'd say it's pretty obvious that it's ABOUT the Animal Bar, but it likens it to the deluge from biblical legend. Stop being such touchy pricks and enjoy the song.
    AlgernonMabuson June 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMan, i wish people read this far...
    Everyone who mentioned that this song is about a bar in Australia is absolutely right, but thats just a lead in for the metaphor of starting anew, having all your negativity and frustration washed away by that cool, refreshing, and renewing rainfall. It's much to the theme of the entire album.
    spicer1629on September 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnthony said that it was about a bar in Australia where they literally get NO rain for almost all of the year except for a week or something when they nearly drown because it is raining so hard.
    legendwaitforitdaryon June 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttheres a video on this!

    youtube it! "SA commentary"

    he says "its about animals with no fucking rain" or atleast something similar to that.
    thisusernameisalreadyinuseon July 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFrom SA commentary:

    Flea: Is it about animals and water?
    Anthony: If animals are people, yes. What I meant more was just life itself. There really is a bar called Animal Bar. It's in the Northern Australia, in a very small town. After 10 months of drought, every single creature in that town is close to death. When the first raindrops start falling down, there's some kind of rebirth, purification. Water washes off everything it meets on its way.
    Flea: It's a great use of symbols. I'm not just talking about water, but about the birth and rebirth, about expansive construction of the world's.

    (It's not an exact transcript.)
    agjk8on February 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPlenty of people got it right, here's a link to the commentary

    m.youtube.com/…
    ratmod12on April 26, 2014   Link

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