"Animal" as written by Gregory Allen Kurstin, Kesha Sebert, Lukasz Gottwald and Pebe Sebert....
I am in love
With what we are
Not what we should be

And I am, I am starstruck
With every part
Of this whole story

So if it's just tonight
The animal inside
Let it live and die

Like it's the end of time
Like everything inside
Let it live and die

This is our last chance
Give me your hand
'Cause our world is spinning at the speed of light
The night is fading
Heart is racing
Now just come love me like we're gonna die

Oh

I'm not asleep
I'm up for the fight
Into the magic

And I don't want the concrete
I am alive
It comes with the tragic

So if it's just tonight
The animal inside
Let it live and die

This is our last chance
Give me your hand
'Cause our world is spinning at the speed of light
The night is fading
Heart is racing
Now just come love me like we're gonna die

Oh

This is our last chance
Give me your hand
'Cause our world is spinning at the speed of light
The night is fading
Heart is racing
Now just come love me like we're gonna die


Lyrics submitted by thrwmyhrtawy.

"Animal" as written by Kesha Sebert Greg Kurstin

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Animal song meanings
Add your thoughts

9 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentThis truly is a beautiful song. I think what it's about is pretty simple. being in love, and knowing that nothing lasts forever, when she says "let it live and die" she's telling this boy to love her now, because you're not alive forever.
    torisnorri12on February 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment` This is one of her nicest songs (:
    it's about being in love && knowing nothing lasts forever .
    that's why she says 'so if it's just tonight, the animal inside, let it live and die.'
    she's saying just let it all out before out time ends .
    x
    Keykeykinszx3on April 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this is about journey of life or a terminal disease experiencer.

    lyrics:i am in love with what we are
    not what we should be.
    and i am, i am starstruck.
    with every part of this whole story.

    meaning: Author is satisfied with what he is now, not what he is forced to be.
    The author is amazed by the journey of his/her life.

    lyrics: so if it's just tonight,
    the animal inside, let it live and die.
    like it's the end of time,
    like everything inside, let it live and die.

    meaning: Just tonight, the author will have fun and just party and have fun, which livens up the animal and it dies later.

    lyrics: this is our last chance
    to give me your hand.
    cuz our world is spinning at the speed of light.

    meaning: The author states that it is the last chance to do what he/she wants and need his/her family's help, because the time passes by very fast.

    lyrics:the night is fading,
    heart is racing.
    now just come and love me like you're gonna die.

    meaning: It is almost the end of the authors lifeline, and his/her heart is racing because of death
    catching near his/her, and tells his/her lover to love the author like he's gonna die.

    lyrics: i'm not asleep,
    i'm up for the fight.
    into the magic.

    meaning: The authors not going to sleep to death, instead he's gonna be awake for the struggle with death, and finally into heaven.

    lyrics: and i don't want the concrete,
    i am alive; comes with the tragic.

    meaning: (just a really inaccurate interpretation of the concrete part)
    The author, states that he/she doesn't really want to die and be buried, since being buried means you are going to be filled underneath concrete.
    Author states that he/she is alive, but it also comes and ends with a tragic event and sadness.
    payau123on September 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpersonally i can relate to this song so much. her lyrics are very motivating and inspiring.
    to me its simply about love, shes in love with this guy who is so right for her in all the wrong ways. she loves the crazyness of their relationship, and how she wants it over what they "should" be

    "i am in love with what we are, not what we should be"

    shes saying that nothing last forever, but just for this one night she would like one more chance

    "this is our last chance, give me your hand"

    shes saying that the night is going by too fast and they need to releash the inner animal and they need to embrace it and just love eachother like its the last time they will ever love again

    " so if its just tonight the animal inside, let it live and die
    like its the end of time
    so just come and love me like were gunna die"
    ash1723on February 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is so beautiful
    porklulzon February 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song the day after the love of my life broke up w/ me. I was hanging out with my friends, they had taken me to a club and it came on. I cried right in the middle of the dance floor. I have loved this song ever since. Every time I hear it i tear up. It is so sad and I wished I had heard this song before he broke up with me, so it could have helped me tell him how I feel about him. Maybe it is just a lesson I had to learn the hard way.
    ily Z!
    xXIzzieBeeXxon June 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't really like kesha, but i love this song.
    to me it means to just live in the moment and take chances while you can :)
    racheygeeon August 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimply about being in love and embracing it.
    JohnOliveron August 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe other side of Kesha.
    CaramelFudgeon December 10, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain