I was always here in the silence
But I was never under your eye
Gather up your love in some wiseness
For every memory shall always survive
And you will see me

I am an animal
My teeth are sharp and my mouth is full
And the passion is so strong when I'm alone
Loneliness will change me

I am a vegetable
I get my body badly pulled
And I'm rooted to the spot
Nothing will rearrange me

I'm looking back
And I can't see the past anymore, so hazy
I'm on a track and I'm traveling so fast
Oh, for sure I'm crazy

I am a human being
And I don't believe all the things I'm seeing
I got nowhere to hide anymore
I'm losing my way

I am an angel
I booked in here, I came straight from hell
And I don't know how to lie anymore
I'm boozing to pray

I'm looking back
And I can't see the past anymore, so hazy
I'm on a track and I'm traveling so fast
Oh, for sure I'm crazy

I was always here in the silence
But I was never under your eye
Gather up your love in some wiseness
For every memory shall always survive
And you will see me

I will be immersed
Queen of the fucking universe
And I don't know what I have anymore
Anymore than you do

I am a nothing king
Been right around on a golden ring
And I don't know where you are anymore
I've got no clue

I'm looking back
And I can't see the past anymore, so hazy
I'm on a track and I'm traveling so fast
Oh, for sure I'm crazy

I am an animal



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I Am an Animal Lyrics as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

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    My Opinion

    I believe this wonderful, moving song is part and parcel of what Pete Townshend was going through at that time in 1979-1980. He was dealing with substance use and the death of his friend and drummer Keith Moon. From, "I was always here in the silence" to "And you will see me..." at the end of the 7th verse, it sounds to me as though he is struggling with who he was and who he has become and how to deal with that in the context of larger world. Then, from the cry of, "I will be immersed, Queen of the fucking universe!" to the last line, he is talking about feeling empty and that he just can't figure out what is next. He ends with the last line... ..."I am an animal" because, that is all that there is.

    If you agree or disagree, I would love to hear what your opinion is. Thank you.

    TinyHeadon December 10, 2022   Link
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    General Comment

    I love this ong so much! No idea what it means, bu I love it!

    whofreak777on November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I agree. This is trult a Pete Townshend masterpiece. He sings it so brilliantly. I think it's the best song on the Album.

    shoulderon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Can somebody tell me what albom this song is on?

    tami4on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Great song from the album 'Empty Glass' (1980).

    joem07on April 12, 2007   Link

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