A wild ride, over stony ground
Such a lust for life, the circus comes to town
We are the hungry ones, on a lightning raid
Just like a river runs, like a fire needs flame, oh
I burn for you

I gotta feel it in my blood, whoa oh
I need your touch, don't need your love, whoa oh
(And I want, and I need)
(And I lust, animal)
(And I want, and I need)
(And I lust, animal)

Cry wolf, given mouth-to-mouth
Like a movin' heartbeat in the witching hour
I'm runnin' with the wind, a shadow in the dust
And like the drivin' rain, yeah, like the restless rust
I never sleep

I gotta feel it in my blood, whoa oh
I need your touch, don't need your love, whoa oh
(And I want, and I need)
(And I lust, animal)
(And I want, and I need)
(And I lust, animal) huh, ah

Cry wolf, baby, cry tough
Gonna hunt you like an, an, an, an, an animal
Gonna take your love and run

I gotta feel it in my blood, whoa oh
I need your touch, don't need your love, whoa oh
(And I want, and I need)
(And I lust, animal)
(And I want, and I need)
(And I lust, animal)

(And I want, and I need)
(And I lust, animal)
(And I want, and I need) tame me, tie me
(And I lust, animal) make me your animal
(And I want, and I need) show me, stroke me
(And I lust, animal) let me be your animal

(Animal) and I want
(And I need, animal) ooh, ooh, ooh, animal (animal)


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

Animal Lyrics as written by Stephen Maynard Clark Richard John Cyril Allen

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  • +4
    General CommentA song bout just having a "lust for life"? One of the best! :)
    vulnaviaon August 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song rocks! Like I've said before, I'm only 16, most kids my age don't listen to bands like Leppard, but damn they rock! This is one of my favorite songs by them, and everytime I hear it, I just gotta turn it up! I bought their greatest hit album, and I can't sotp listening to it. I heard that when pyromania came out(years before I was born), people crashed their tapes from listening to it too much. Well, my CD is about burned out too!
    aceticaon June 20, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHey......... I'm also 16 and I love classic rock, it's the best... (I don't like rap either)... It is nice that us young guys keep these older bands alive... This is a great song, and one of their many. By the way, people that don't like classic rock, need to listen to more of it... You look back, and think "bad clothing, bad hair, and weird styles." but good grief, the music rules! I guarentee if more people listened to it, we would have more fans
    TheRyno731on July 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhat a song!! amazing live! Does it really matter what age we all are? I'm 15, and love em, and I know people much older who love em! Plus, there from my home county! YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE!
    samrobbo2on June 26, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAm I the only person who enjoys the sudden key change between the verses/guitar solo and the pre-chorus ("I gotta feel you in my blood...")? To me, it gives the pre-chorus even more power, and it's where the song begins to soar.
    DBR96Aon January 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat the fuck, im 14, i have loved leppard for years.. rick savage inspired me to play the bass... i wouldnt say bad clothing or bad hair. i know the songs kick ass and all but you just dont get classic rock without the classic gear.... it is a shame they dont have as much fans as some others, but if people just lisened properly to good music def leppard would probably have more fans then some of these newer "pick of the month" bands..
    tekanaon April 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song has to do with sex pure and simple but hey that's what quite a few were about. It definitely rocks and more people should listen to DL they just rock
    antmannon June 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA very good song! Gonna see them in concert in september
    classy26on August 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh, cus their music definitely produces all those child molesters in the world. and the swedish, apparently.

    def leppard is awesome.
    youcanbreathe_nowon February 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think a 14 year old girl just called a DL song about uncontrollable lust "sexy." Hooray for the degradation of society!
    SCross35on May 09, 2007   Link

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