"Animal" as written by Christian Karlsson, Pontus Johan Winnberg, Andrew Wyatt Blakemore and Henrik Jonback....
There was a time when my world was filled with darkness, darkness, darkness
And I stopped dreaming now
I'm supposed to fill it up with something, something , something
In your eyes I see the eyes of somebody I knew before long long long ago
But I'm still trying to make my mind up
Am I free or am I tied up

I change shapes just to hide in this place but I'm still, I'm still an animal
Nobody knows it but me when I slip yeah I slip
I'm still an animal

There is a hole and I tried to fill up with money, money , money
But it gets bigger 'til your hopes is always
Running, running, running
In your eyes I see the eyes of somebody of who could be strong
Tell me if I'm wrong
And now I'm pulling your disguise up
Are you free or are you tied up

I change shapes just to hide in this place but I'm still I'm still an animal
Nobody knows it but me when I slip
I'm still an animal

I change shapes just to hide in this place
But I'm still, I'm still an animal
Nobody knows it but me when I slip, yeah I slip
I'm still an animal

I change shapes just to hide in this place
But I'm still, I'm still an animal
Nobody knows it but me when I slip, yeah I slip
I'm still an animal

I change shapes just to hide in this place
But I'm still, I'm still an animal
Nobody knows it but me when I slip, yeah I slip
I'm still an animal


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"Animal" as written by Christian Karlsson Andrew Wyatt Blakemore

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    My InterpretationI thought the lyrics came to him from a reptilian being about it's plite to live within the confines of it's weak/frail "human" body.
    This reptilian slips up and sometimes shifts in front of others or on TV as a reporter/actor etc...and feels very inadequate because it can't hold it's human form and exposes it's true nature to it's inferior human subordinates.

    The beginning reference to darkness and seeing the eyes somebody it knew long ago (YHWH or God) describes this fallen angel's feelings of the glorified state it shed to join forces with the light bearer (Lucifer). Feeling pulled in both directions, it's fear of Lucifer dominates it and this reptilian being goes about it's daily business of carrying out the mission it's been assigned to.

    The last non-chorus lyrics then expounds on this being's suspicions that the sacraficed Christ's presence in a believer's life could be strong but it's been so deceived that it's having a hard time wrapping it's mind around the redemptive work of the Christ in the life person these lyrics are geared to. It wants to tempt the believe with a revelation of its true self to see how this person would react and to verify for itself if this person could be true to their belief in the face of something other-worldly.
    bahouda2000on August 02, 2010   Link

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