"Strange Animal" as written by Ronald D Mael and Russell Craig Mael....
When the strange animal
with the strange set of plants
came to town last July
there was blood on his hands,
and it now comes to light
he had been in a fight
with some government men
who were high as a kite

what a strange animal we a-a-a-are (2x)

There are songs that are sealed,
that will not let you in,
but he came on a song
that was open to him
to get out of the rain,
it was cold, it was strong
Well the strange animal
walked right into the song

What a strange animal we a-a-a-are (2x)
What a strange (4x)
What a strange animal we a-a-a-are (5x)

"I had nowhere to go
so I entered your song
so I entered your song
hope you don't think me wrong
well it's warm and its dry
it's a nasty old night
it's a nasty old night
and I must look a sight"

There's something 'bout him that is frightening,
and right on cue, a bolt of lightning

"I'll just sit over here
till the cold disappears
would you think it a sin
if I start chiming in?"

what a strange animal we a-a-a-are (4x)
we are
what a strange animal we are

"If I may be quite frank
and I'm not pulling rank
and I know I'm a guest
and I know you know best
but this song lacks a heart
comes off overly smart
an emotional core
ain't that what songs are for?"

There's something 'bout him I'm not liking
somebody to tell to get hiking

"But you need to be clear
and a lot more sincere.
Wake me up, will you friend,
when the verse finally ends?"

what a strange animal we a-a-a-are (4x)
we are (3x)

But the ones in the song
who had been there so long
who, impatient, has seethed
and they asked him to leave,
but he said "Not so fast!
Unaware of my past
you allowed me inside;
You can't push me aside.
When the song lets me in
O can see where its been -
if it's broken some hearts,
if it's been in the charts.
But this song shows no signs
of a grander design
it attained it or not
what you know from the start"

"you're in need of a fix
of a totally remix
so I must clue you all
?
I'm a strange animal
and I find you quite dull
here's that chorus again
that can stay
here's the end"

what a strange animal we a-a-a-are
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    General Commentgreat song but you got some stuff wrong.

    When the strange animal
    with the strange set of plants
    came to town last July
    there was blood on his hands,
    and it now comes to light
    he had been in a fight
    with some government men
    who were high as a kite

    what a strange animal we a-a-a-are (2x)

    There are songs that are sealed,
    that will not let you in,
    but he came on a song
    that was open to him
    to get out of the rain,
    it was cold, it was strong
    Well the strange animal
    walked right into the song

    What a strange animal we a-a-a-are (2x)
    What a strange (4x)
    What a strange animal we a-a-a-are (5x)

    "I had nowhere to go
    so I entered your song
    so I entered your song
    hope you don't think me wrong
    well it's warm and its dry
    it's a nasty old night
    it's a nasty old night
    and I must look a sight"

    There's something 'bout him that is frightening,
    and right on cue, a bolt of lightning

    "I'll just sit over here
    till the cold disappears
    would you think it a sin
    if I start chiming in?"

    what a strange animal we a-a-a-are (4x)
    we are
    what a strange animal we are

    "If I may be quite frank
    and I'm not pulling rank
    and I know I'm a guest
    and I know you know best
    but this song lacks a heart
    comes off overly smart
    an emotional core
    ain't that what songs are for?"

    There's something 'bout him I'm not liking
    somebody to tell to get hiking

    "But you need to be clear
    and a lot more sincere.
    Wake me up, will you friend,
    when the verse finally ends?"

    what a strange animal we a-a-a-are (4x)
    we are (3x)

    But the ones in the song
    who had been there so long
    who, impatient, has seethed
    and they asked him to leave,
    but he said "Not so fast!
    Unaware of my past
    you allowed me inside;
    You can't push me aside.
    When the song lets me in
    O can see where its been -
    if it's broken some hearts,
    if it's been in the charts.
    But this song shows no signs
    of a grander design
    it attained it or not
    what you know from the start"

    "you're in need of a fix
    of a totally remix
    So I must kill you all,
    start again,had a ball
    I'm a strange animal
    and I find you quite dull
    here's that chorus again
    that can stay
    here's the end"

    what a strange animal we a-a-a-are
    BlackCadillacson September 15, 2011   Link

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