Born inside the gates of the family
Hardened by a Roman machinery
Cast among the building sites
The coiling wires, the shots collected

Called out in the wake of a lottery
Held inside the family gathering
Mirrored beams and doglike stretch
The wandering association

Murmurs in the dark confessional
And it rides along the road, ephemeral
As in animal life

Rusting in the shade of the batteries
Hanging from a rope in the gallery
Pacing down the balance beam of half-remembered holidays

No rush of light, no sign of belonging
No joy in building, love in the finishing
Chasing down an anodyne and half-reflected radiance

To hide below the ancient barricade
In chambers like the rooms a swallow made
For an animal life

Charging down the maw of the ocean
I wanna come close, I wanna come closer
I held your name inside my mouth through all the days of wandering

But called out from the mouth of oblivion
Cast away like dogs from the shelter
I shed the dulling armor plates
That once collected radiance

And surging at the blood's perimeter
The half-remembered wild interior
Of an animal life

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Animal Life song meanings
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    My InterpretationIn my opinion this Song about "animal life" is grouped in three parts that cover the life the artist.
    The first part is about his home and origin and how he mirrorerd the expectations of his family due to a promising future.
    The next part gets introduced by "murmurs in the dark" it's about a phase in life which yet has to be born and thus throws the writer in a world ruled by despair where half remembered holidays and nostalgia palliate his pain.
    In the next lines he is the wanderer exlcuded from others without a position in this world.
    In the following lines he's aware of the of a new dimension to his existence "the ancient barricade" but still dwells in the rooms were he had to take a hard lesson "chambers a swallow made".
    In the next lines he follows down a path of choice triggered by another person which is somewhat responsible for his journey.
    But as his journey moves on just like life his feelings fade so does his knighthood fade "shed the dulling armor plates" for this person.
    The last lines let him reflect over his animal life phase.

    d0lphinon January 22, 2017   Link

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