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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
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Animal, you animal
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Animal
Don't take anything less
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You’re an animal,
Out of control, you're out of control
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Don’t take anything less.
Strike those in distress
 
 
 
 
 
Analyse, Advertise
 
Expend
 
Bend more rules
 
Buy yourself an island
 
  
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Out of control.
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You’re out of control,
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Strike those in distress.
  
Animals, we're animals
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Analyse
Buy when blood is on the street
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Advertise
Out of control, we're out of control
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Expand
Crush those who beg at your feet
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Bend more rules,
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Buy yourself an island.
  
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Animals
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We’re animals,
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Buy when blood is on the street.
  
Analyse, franchise
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Out of control.
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We’re out of control,
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Crush those who beg at your feet.
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Analyse
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Franchise
 
Spread out
 
Spread out
Kill the competition
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Kill the competition,
And buy yourself an ocean  
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And buy yourself an ocean.
 
 
  
Advertise, downsize, allow (?)
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Amortise
Kill yourself
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Downsize
Come on and do us all a favour
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Lay off
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Kill yourself,
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Come on and do us all a favour.
 
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Revision as of 23:22, 24 September 2012

Dom with the names Leaked
Muse song
Name Animals
Album/single The 2nd Law
Length 4:23
Alternative titles -
First live performance 20th September 2012
Latest live performance
Recorded 2011-2012
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse

Description

In an NME article the song was described as being "flamenco-flecked." When earlier describing the album on Twitter, Matt was possibly referring to 'Animals' as 'face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia.'

'Animals' is about economies collapsing under the weight of stock market savagery, of industries desperate to "advertise, franchise… kill the competition," and of the greed of bankers who Matt claims should "kill [themselves]." Matt says: "This song is conjuring up the rawest form of that feeling of 'look what humans are capable of doing, it's shocking.'"[1]

According to Jeuxactu, a French magazine, the song has a fast beat, and while heavy riffs seem expected, the song has a simple, short guitar solo. [2]

'Animals' is Muse's first full song written in 5/4 time signature (the outro of Agitated is also in 5/4). 'Animals' also features Muse's first use of polyrhythms, where in the final section of the song, the Drums have a 4/4 time signature, while the remainder of the instruments continue with a 5/4 time signature. The song closes with screams, calls, bells and applause in the midst of the stock market.

Matt said in an interview with 1Radio that this song was influenced by a Queens of the Stone Age song that has a 5/4 time signature. He also said Animals is the hardest song to play live off The 2nd Law due to having to play lead guitar and sing at the same time.

Information

Muse showing more work-in-progress song titles

The name of this working title song was shown on a photo posted by the Muse account on Twitter.[3]

Lyrics

Animal You’re an animal, Don’t take anything less.

Out of control. You’re out of control, Strike those in distress.

Analyse Advertise Expand Bend more rules, Buy yourself an island.

Animals We’re animals, Buy when blood is on the street.

Out of control. We’re out of control, Crush those who beg at your feet. Analyse Franchise Spread out Kill the competition, And buy yourself an ocean.

Amortise Downsize Lay off Kill yourself, Come on and do us all a favour.

References

  1. http://www.muselive.com/index.php?m=single&id=6747
  2. http://www.muselive.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=52987&d=0
  3. Muse account. (2012-03-01). Picture posted on Muse's twitter. Twitter. Retrieved 2012-03-01.



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