"Animal" as written by Chris Exall and Nicholas Culmer....
Hello Mrs Shaw
Could I borrow your lawnmower?

Or parts of your body?
Why? Why me?
Why am I so lonely?

I'm an animal
I'm a sexual pervert, an animal
A living abortion
I'm an animal, nobody's hero
An animal, I'm your next door neighbour

Everybody hates me
Why am I so ugly?

I'm an animal
I'm a sexual pervert, an animal
I'm a living abortion
I'm an animal, I'm nobody's hero
I'm an animal, I'm your next door neighbour

Everybody scorns me
My wife - she doesn't know me

I'm an animal
I'm an animal
I'm an animal
I'm an animal, I'm your next door neighbour

Everybody shuns me
Why am I so dirty?

I dream of naked ladies leaping over me
I like peeping through holes in public lavatories
Domineering women in thigh-high boots
Tying me up, whipping me!
Somebody help me!
I've lost my sanity!

I'm an animal
I'm a sexual pervert, an animal
I'm a living abortion
I'm an animal, I'm nobody's hero
I'm an animal, I'm your next door neighbour

No sex for me!
You, you made me
You scorned my body
You degraded me
You twisted my mind
You made me unkind
You fed on my cravings
You persecuted me
You don't understand...you!


Lyrics submitted by Jigokusabre

"Animal" as written by Roger Sanchez

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network

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    General Commentthies is a great song about the revolting singer "animal" who everybody avoids.
    PlanetarumVagatioon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNonsense, this song is about how society makes men feel dirty about having sexual urges. The lines "Hello Mrs. Shaw, may I borrow your lawnmower?", "I'm your next door neighbor", and "My wife-she doesn't know me" imply that the narrator isn't some sub-human rape fiend, but an average Joe who hides his sexual urges behind the mask of being 'average'.

    The last verse appears to be directed at the Anglican Church, who have a huge influence on British values and their attitude towards sexuality.
    phillstac3on September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually you both have it wrong. This song in it's ORIGINAL context (the pre-ban version of the album this is from) is about a child molester. The original lyrics replace "I'm your next door neighbour" with "I'm a child molester." and his whining about how "nobody understands him."

    Also the "I dream of naked ladies leaping over me, I like peeping through holes in public lavatories, Domineering women in thigh-high boots, Tying me up, whipping me!" part of the song is also changed from the original entirely where it goes something like "I like dildos and vibraters, Beasiality, Blow up dollies with a rubber little ring, Fellatio, Necrophillia and masturbation, Peephole knickers, Buggery!"

    I used to own this version of the album on vinyl when it first came out.
    Trelardon March 31, 2009   Link

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