Like his dad you know that he's had
Animal nitrate in mind
Oh in your council home he jumped on your bones
Now you're taking it time after time

Oh, what turns you on, oh?
Now he has gone
Oh, what turns you on, oh?
Now your animal's gone

Well he said he'd show you his bed
And the delights of the chemical smile
So in your broken home he broke all your bones
Now you're taking it time after time

Oh, what turns you on, oh?
Now he has gone
Oh, what turns you on, oh?
Now your animal's gone

What does it take to turn you on, oh?
Now he has gone
Now you're over twenty-one, oh
Now your animal's gone

Animal, he was animal, an animal, oh
Animal, he was animal, an animal, oh
Animal, animal, oh
He's just an animal, an animal oh
Animal, he was animal
He's just an animal, an animal oh
Animal, he was animal
He's just an animal, an animal oh


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Animal Nitrate Lyrics as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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    Song MeaningBrett Anderson wrote a lot of songs about Justine Frischmann (his ex-girlfriend who went off with Blur's Damon Albarn) but he tended to change the lyrics to make it sound like he is singing about a homosexual experience. This was probably to try and make it less obvious that was writing about Frischmann but also to emphasise his Bowie-influenced adrogyny, which helped give him more of an identity over other artists.
    pianomannickon April 16, 2010   Link

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