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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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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Emily In Her Day

Track 5  On  Animal Society I  By  Animal Society

Written by Ric Albano & Animal Society Song Length: 7:10
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2009
Lyrics

I see in thirty-three dimensions
But I can’t see why I can’t see you
I walk on surfaces beyond the human convention
But I can’t walk those final feet towards you

This must be wrong, Superman is too strong, they say
Those who never saw Emily in her day

I hear at frequencies beyond those on the spectrum
But I haven’t heard a kind word from you
I’ve danced at altitudes on wires of limited tension
But I can’t find the appropriate balance for you

This can’t be right, Superman wins the fight, right?
But did he ever face Emily in her day? No way!

The brat pack is on the attack
They found an elusive new ridicule track
They talk for miles but somehow never say a word
Prefab’ed and canned and made in Japan
They found an elusive new con for the man
Re-interpreting everything that he heard
Well, haven’t you heard? Not a single word!

Oh, give me dignity and I’ll tell the truth
And oh, grant me amnesty and don’t forsake my youth
I’m on the run and I need now to return
To the place from which I was taken so long ago

Composition © 2009 Ric Albano & Animal Society
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

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

Performers
Ric Albano
Electric Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Erik Trabert
Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Matt Roy
DrumsLive Recording of an unused portion of “Emily In Her Day”

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Gnarled Visions / Say No More

Track 3 & Track 4 On  Animal Society I  By  Animal Society

“Gnarled Visions” Written by Erik Trabert
“Say No More” Written by Ric Albano & Animal Society
Combined Length: 5:00
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2010
“Gnarled Visions”

Instrumental
Composition © 2010 Erik Trabert
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

“Say No More” Lyrics

Lorna was a Tory who only moved from left to right
In constant semi-circles
So her head would not get light
She would never bake the bread
Nor would she ever make the bed
But she’d forge the cocaine cookies
From a script inside her head
She’d sweep the floor then fill the drawers, say no more

Trenton was a communist
From some town way down south
Who never fought for nothing
But he sure did have a mouth
And he was never in the loop
Because he never told the truth
And he’d snark the cocaine cookies
With a thirteen-inch-wide scoop
He’d check the score, consume the roar
And say no more

They hooked up on a Sunday in late April / early May
Bound by common passions and a dog they found astray
And an everlasting thirst
For forever-blasting bursts
From the sublime cocaine cookies
That soon drained their modest purse
They’d kiss the floor to thwart the gore
Say no more

How we both got here this morning
We must never speak a word
For the trust to stay unbroken
Nothing spoken, nothing heard
And we will never go again
To where we never should have been
Let us crush the cocaine cookies
And depart before we’re seen

Pray to Thor that we say no more about our rash decisions
Accept the bane of fortunes waned due to gnarled visions

Composition © 2009 Ric Albano & Animal Society
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

“Gnarled Visions” Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed April 2010
Recorded April 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Mixed & Mastered in 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios

“Say No More” Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Composed June 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
Electric Guitars, Synths
Matt Roy
Drums

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