"Animal" as written by Elena Jane Goulding and Finlay Dow-smith....
I've shown you all the places I'm dreaming of
I'll take you to the ocean, I'll bring the sun
We are seventeen, we have just begun
I have loved to fight for and then some
You are the one, the one, the one, the one,
The one, the one, the one, the one

Wake up in the morning, we're paralyzed
We'll fly into the garden like butterflies
There will be no blood and there will be no pain
I want to fall in love with you again, again,
Again, again, again, again, again, again
Again, again

You have stolen all my senses
There's a fever in my heart
And you are taking my defenses
You are pulling me apart
Forever we are and we are dying
And we still be standing on our ground
So I will take away my feeling
I will be an animal
An animal

I'll tie you in my arms, I will smother you
We'll tell each other lies, I will tell the truth
I'll color in the sky, and I'll color you
I want to join your skin again, again,
Again, again, again, again, again, again
Again

You have stolen all my senses
There's a fever in my heart
And you are taking my defenses
You are pulling me apart
Forever we are and we are dying
And we still be standing on our ground
So I will take away my feeling
I will be an animal
An animal

We will run away from danger
We will run away

I-I-I-I-I will fight for

You have stolen all my senses
There's a fever in my heart
And you are taking my defenses
You are pulling me apart
Forever we are and we are dying
And we still be standing on our ground
So I will take away my feeling
I will be an animal
An animal


Lyrics submitted by emilycaitlin

"Animal" as written by Finlay Graham Dow Smith Ellie Goulding

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song to me is about young love. Pure love. She wants to take away all thoughts and logic and throw caution to the wind. This love makes her crazy. When she talks about being an animal I think she means giving into her humanly desires and emotions, acting emotionally not so much rationally because animals are not as rational as humans.
    canuckgirl105on January 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI'm super OCD and can't help noticing small errors here and there in the lyrics, so here they are-
    The fourth line goes "I have love to fight for and then some, but you are the one."
    And the chorus is as follows: "Forever young, we are dying, and we will be spilling all our blood"
    And I'm pretty sure the second verse goes "I want to draw on your skin" not "I want to join your skin", but I could be wrong on that one.
    Thanks! Sorry those little things irritate me, lol.
    LittleDreamson April 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song puts always reminds me of the hunger games.
    like an overall view of katniss's.
    everything from gale, to peeta, to the actual games.
    and how she will take away her feelings.
    she will do what she has to as an animal.
    not as a human.
    idk just my thoughts.
    listen to it with the hunger games in mind, maybe you will see what i mean, maybe no.
    juresa408on March 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is definitely about young love. About two people who think they're star-crossed lovers, but in reality, are just two young foolish souls who saw too much in each other. They fell for the lust. But they acted recklessly.
    DeathlyHallowedon March 11, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentWake up people! it's praising Satan to a catchy tune and leading the ignorant masses to their ultimate destruction.
    Steveinperthon August 09, 2013   Link

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