"Animal" as written by and Teruis/thomas Gray....
I was dreaming of your love
I was lost in your arms embrace
Our bodies collide together
Whoa, this ultimate betrayal

The heart will not resign
What could be said, what could be done?
I hold out hope
For your reciprocation

Like an animal
These thoughts have gone beyond my control
For pleasure
Maybe just amusement

This overwhelming urge
Towards you I feign disinterest
While I covet the attention
While I crave your affection

Ravenous with lust
Jackal in heat, spit dripping
This mechanical impulse
Knows not loyalty or mercy

Like an animal
These thoughts have gone beyond my control
For pleasure
Maybe just amusement

Like an animal
These thoughts have gone beyond my control
For pleasure
Maybe just amusement


Lyrics submitted by CowardOfTheYear

"Animal" as written by Thomas James Gabel

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commenttopically, a song about animalistic lust towards another human being. a "love song" from an almost darwinian perspective.

    deeper than that i suppose it could be anything instinctual.
    impon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsweet song...kinda has a dark side to it...love the ending
    schnitzon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.
    Just listen to this song with your eyes closed and let yourself drift away in the song.
    Is has some tension building up, just like "turn those clapping hands..".
    in the end you explode.
    lyrics aside, against me can write pretty good music too
    knowoneon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen you read the reviews of the album either they don't mention this one or its a negative comment. True, its not a typical song they do but hey, you've got to put that sort of thinking to the side. The song is great, I love it. The beat is so smooth and the chorus is really catchy. The message in the song is also very true, It reminds me of my time as a bartender and a bar fly. Meeting women at clubs is all about lust, not love. Its all animal instinct and this is what this song is about. An anti-love song. It almost glorifies it. Rock star go through the same thing, sex serves a purpose other than love. Like an animal.
    Roadhouseon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood song expect its not like any of their other songs.
    bhn-xon April 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti've read an interview with tom gabel where he says this song is actually written when he wanted to hit somebody in the face really bad, but writing a song about that is pretty odd, so he turned it into a sexual song.
    kooperon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this is the worst song on the new album. it just doesn't sound like against me! to me.
    ultimatepunchon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhoa good god! Holy shit this song sounds like it was mixed by a deaf man.
    ListenUpBitcheson July 14, 2010   Link

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