We must modernize Jerusalem
Detonate the temples
Let them fight over the dust

We will organize in Bethlehem
Able-bodied women
And agnostic headstrong men
Oh, we'll meet at 10

If you lose your fear of God
You are an animal at heart

Show your teeth to everyone
Don't let no one prove you wrong
You are an animal, an animal, an animal

Show your teeth to everyone
Don't let no one prove you wrong
You are an animal, an animal, an animal

We must rearrange reality
Shuffle all the cards
Pair the joker with the queen
Just to make her scream

To destroy all our enemies
Must investigate our friends
Find the ones who don't believe
Hang them from the trees

If you lose your fear of God
You are an animal at heart

Show your teeth to everyone
Don't let no one prove you wrong
You are an animal, an animal, an animal

Show your teeth to everyone
Don't let no one prove you wrong
You are an animal, an animal, an animal

Show your teeth to everyone
Don't let no one prove you wrong
You are an animal, an animal, an animal

Show your teeth to everyone
Don't let no one prove you wrong
You are an animal, an animal, an animal


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    General CommentThis song is amazing. Well, the whole album is, really. I'm not too sure about the last word of the second line either, perhaps it's "dust"? That's what it sounds like to me anyways.
    "We will organize in Bethlehem. Able-bodied women and agnostic headstrong men." Haha, that is epic! This is classic anti-religion Jenny Lewis. Love it.
    walleyeon August 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful songgg. Johnny Rice is a GOD!
    mollyphillips69on November 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is just about stripping your ego in a way and seeing past the egos of others. We're all animals overall, and once you get past "the fear of God" or the boundaries of society you can come to terms with what you are: something simple at a first glance but immensely complex once you see past that.
    scolinason March 23, 2013   Link

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