Change You Can Believe In

Track 10  On  Animal Society I  By  Animal Society

Written by Matt Roy & Animal Society Song Length: 4:50
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2009
Lyrics

That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got is just the one you got

Yesterday we went out and got caught in the rain
The man got you so freaked out
That you just called him deranged
He turned up his palm and said,
“Mam, can you spare some change?”
You retracted your mission, you forgot your refrain

That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got is just the one you got

The man stood there preaching in his portable booth
Claiming all of his teachings paradoxical-proof
Points to words up on the wall as signs of arrogant youth
Placed his hand on your forearm and then recited this truth

Nothing never ever, lasts forever-ever
Nothing ever ever, lasts forever-ever

That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got now is not the one you used to
That dog that you got is just one you got

On the way back home you threw a shoe at my head
Kicked the dog and groin who dared to lay where you tread
Swore that I would not again feel the pleasure of you bed
Placed my hands on my forehead and this is all that I said

Nothing never ever, lasts forever-ever
Nothing ever ever, lasts forever-ever

Don’t fall all about now, walk tall like you used to
Don’t fall all about now, walk tall like you used to
Don’t fall all about now, walk tall like you used to
Don’t fall all about now, walk tall

Please Man, can you now spare some,
Can you spare some change to believe in?
Please Mam, can you now spare some,
Can you spare some change to believe in?

Composition © 2009 Matt Roy & Animal Society
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Composed November 2009
Recorded March 20, 2010
at Saturation Acres, DuPont, PA
Mixed & Mastered in 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Bass Guitar, Vocals
Erik Trabert
Electric Guitars, Synths
Matt Roy
Drums

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Matt’s Hat

Track 9 On  Animal Society I  By  Animal Society

Written by Matt Roy, Erik Trabert, & Ric Albano Length: 3:09
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2010

Instrumental

Composition © 2010 Matt Roy, Erik Trabert & Ric Albano
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

Live Version of “Matt’s Hat”

Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Composed January 2010
Recorded March 20, 2010
at Saturation Acres, DuPont, PA
Mixed & Mastered in 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performer
Matt Roy
Drums & Percussion
Erik Trabert
Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Ric Albano
Bass Guitar

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The Lion

Track 8  On  Animal Society I  By  Animal Society

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 5:21
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2009
Lyrics

I am on fire, an inferno down below
Disconnecting all I know, I didn’t know
How could I know that there was a demon under my tires?
Improvised and finely split
Synchronized through flying spit
Out in the dark, I was the mark
This day feels tragic, I need some magic
Ancient remedy book, it’s all I took
From the libraries of yesterday

I am half my height with desperation in my sight
Drudging up my every might, I didn’t see
How could it be that there is this flip side, to the fight
When all the comrades melt away
With isolation every day
Too much to drink, too much to think

The world feels colder, I feel much older
Should I give up trying?
Heart of the lion, please help and get me through this day

And there she was, she looked so fresh
So cool but yet so hot
She gave me the courage to drink from this bitter cup
Should happiness pursuit even be sought?
I will see it soon, I will come back soon
I will come back around
Can’t keep me down, I will stand up again

And I will run, yes I will run
I will get back on my feet
And I will run, yes I will run
I will get back on my feet

Composition © 2009 Ric Albano
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Composed December 2009
Recorded March 20, 2010
at Saturation Acres, DuPont, PA
Mixed & Mastered in 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Erik Trabert
Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Matt Roy
Drums

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Love, Crime, & Paradigm

Track 7  On  Animal Society I  By  Animal Society

Written by Ric Albano, Erik Trabert, & Matt Roy Song Length: 5:04
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2009
Lyrics

Please forgive my hastiness in my pursuit of happiness
And need to find a show to steal
For I have got just 90 days until I slip in a deep malaise
And be another soul to heal

I wade through these streets of apathy
Corroding my belief that the best things in life are free
Need to observe from some parallel track
And revise my plan of attack to get back, to get back

Had a vision of Jane Norma-Jean
She looked the same as when we were nineteen
Long before we fell out of style
Now she’s trapped out there on her own
In what was once her beloved dream home
On the shady side of the Nile

Beating down the paths of the golden days
Overgrown and broken, oh Lord let it be just a faze
Remodeling chariots of chrome
On a new road leading to Rome, a way home, a way home

Driving through the city of broken hearts
Dampened are those passions that once shot off the charts
Saturated by three decades of the gloom
Beyond the suburbs of Katmandu
Into the room, into the room

Seven doorways, the seven shore ways of Aolias
What is the crime, man?
We are doing fine, man in Aolias

Composition © 2009 Animal Society
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Composed October 2009
Recorded March 20, 2010
at Saturation Acres, DuPont, PA
Mixed & Mastered in 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Electronic Effects, Vocals
Erik Trabert
Electric Guitars
Matt Roy
Drums

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Sol’s Lament

Track 6 On  Animal Society I  By  Animal Society

Written by Erik Trabert Length: 0:50
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2010
Instrumental

Composition © 2010 Erik Trabert
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Composed February 2010
Recorded March 20, 2010
at Saturation Acres, DuPont, PA
Mixed & Mastered in 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performer
Erik Trabert
Acoustic Guitar

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