Army of Champions

Animal Versus Man Lyrics

BEFORE WE’RE BONES

You sang this is it
This is where we became all the things that we’ve become
And then it’s bones
In the dirt, left starved for more
Are we strong?
Strong enough to reach out and scrape for gold
Are we young?
Able and bold in flight & blood

Before it’s gone
It’s gone

This is the fire we hoped would start
Now don’t it feel like we gotta get outta this place?
Don’t you feel a hunger for the world sometimes?

When everything here
Is covered in dust
When not a word is understood
And we are alone
When we are every sad song that’s played out of fear
Into the glow, of the night
I want the streets and burning light
I want the tide
I want the sun smashing outta the sky

Before it’s gone
It’s gone

This is the fire we hoped would start
Don’t it feel like we gotta get outta this place?
Don’t you feel a hunger for the world sometimes?
Like a wheel that doesn’t turn
The muscle and the skin and the flesh that burn
For just a taste of the wilderness (animal) sometimes

Into the night
Into what it’s got
They got gods that they prey to
And you never knew
Into the night
Into what they got
And lovers that they prey for
Like you ain’t ever knew that
Lovers that they prey for, and you never knew…..

SHAKE OUT THE MOAN

Roar of the night train
Before the sky can open up
Blessed things always have to end
Therefore be forgotten
He’s felt them in his skin
These sharp little knives of Lowtown
Now just a burnt out memory
Just like the rubber on his sole

It’s like you run anywhere that you can
Just to shake out the moan
You see it everywhere that you turn
Shake out the moan

He’s just an animal
Versus man for the prettiest girl in town
What he craves is the taste of flesh
And the heat of her skin
He tries to force it
Trigger worth every dollar spent
He felt his heart stop beating
The very second they pulled it

It keeps getting louder; this machine inside
Red is the colour
Blue is the moon outside
Whoa, oh goes the machine inside
(Whoa, oh)
Red is the colour
Blue is the moon outside

THE DAY AWAY

There’s a stain left on the wall
Like a scar that was never meant to heal
Oh, I’ve been playing this trick for years
And I won’t break
Any habits I partake
Or any will that you choose to bare your way
We’ve been playing this road for years
Now let’s play this day away

I found the little hidden part
In the corner yard behind a crooked barn
And I’ve heard of all the different ways to catch a tear
And all your tiny secret fears
Kept in boxes underneath the stairs
Dust the dirt out of your clothes
Come on, and let’s just dust this day away

I can remember how it felt
From the outside looking in
And I remember my imagination running wild
And I can remember how you looked
In all the glory of your skin
As I let my imagination, run wild

DREAM YOU HAD

Engines cough into the morning
And they belch like the start of invasion
Dogs in the street start howling
Kids at feet are bawling
It’s all..

Like being pulled out of a dream you had

No time for explaining
No use in feeling at all
A night of straying
A voice like rain and it’s strained

It’s like a cure for all this pain you have
It’s like a memory from a dream you had

Like you lost what, you found
Somewhere in these shadows, cast there on the ground
And if this bridge gets, washed out
Is there any chance in hell to get around?

Like you lost what, you found
When did these clouds start casting shadows on the ground?
You just gotta keep telling, yourself

They are all just memories from a dream you had…

JUST A LITTLE TIME

There’s that part you have ignored
Cold and rusted on the floor
You found the taste
But lost the faith
No light shining through the door

Ooooh, oooh…….

What was the end will now begin
What was strong has gotten thin
And the cold, cold rain
As it trickles down
It seeps into your skin

I need just a little time
And I won’t fight
When you take, take, take me away
Just a little time
And I won’t fight
And you can take, take, take it away

Climb up that crooked line
The tree gets strangled by the vine
You, your sister’s brother
Your mamma’s doubt
The Fathers wasted time

Straight outta the ground
Into the horn you hear a sounding
Just the night pouring down from somewhere high above
Straight outta town
Just the sound of your chest a pounding
A month’s worth of madness
Oh poor saint, oh fool

HERO IN PARADISE

We tore our pockets into shreds
Shared the life out of a cigarette
Slept at the bottom of the world, woke up it looked perfect
We walk like we’re on top of it
And shine like we’re not gonna do a thing about it
Like the light of the world

We are kings in the dirt, with the sun shinning down on our faces
We are heroes and drunks
We are the lions breaking outta the cage…

These streets keep us buried in them
And every house that lines the way
Has a million stories to tell
Oh, these streets keep us buried down in them
And every song that we sing as one
Has its own story to tell

I do my best not to forget
Every line my father said
About giving everything for nothing back
“It’s a nowhere road for a nowhere soul,
Heading east and never west”
Scratched into an overpass
Like the words were His own.

We are kids leaving home and not looking back for a second
We are poets and bums
We are the drunks bustin’ outta the tank…

Whoa, oh
We’ve got nothing left to loose

HOME

Well I woke up alone
With the taste of regret
Still fully clothed, not in my bed
I’m sure I’ve done things,
That I’m glad I forget
And you know, I can’t promise I won’t do em again..

When the world moves
In slow motion
When my feet won’t touch the ground
You’re all that I am
You’re only better
Whoa, oh you’re my home

Well I’m willing to bet
My whole life on this
As I watch every move you make, without you knowing
And I’m sure I’d tell things
That no honest man would
And you know, I can’t promise I won’t tell em again..

When the world moves
In slow motion
When my feet won’t touch the ground
You’re all that I am
You’re only better
And you’re my, only hope.

RHYTHM AND TONE

Hold back on all you’ve thought
Keep quiet, now all you’ve ever said
Is now particle in sand
Been beat by every chance
That’s me you hear inside your chest
And I’m stealing every breath

And while you take a shot at it all alone
I’ve found a place that I can call my home now
In separate rhythm, in separate tone

Like hell
Like every plan I’ve ever had
In head but never under hand
Barely a tremble in the lamb

While killing time, your murdered opportunity
I was the wind I was the dying leaves, oh
In separate rhythm, in separate tone
You take a shot; you pull the trigger all alone
I heard it from the comfort of my home now
In deafening rhythm, in shattering tone

While killing time, your murdered opportunity
I was the wind I was the dying leaves, oh
In separate rhythm, in separate tone
And while you take a shot at it all alone
I’ve found a place that I can call my home now
In separate rhythm, in separate tone

BURN ‘EM DOWN

You’ll never see us anymore
Animal has striped the skin from bone
But I’m breathing still
Better than I have before

There are names and faces I forget
And there are places that I mean to find
But just haven’t yet
And I’m not haunted by it
These ghosts are home

And when the world bust’s outta cloud into your head
And it’s the world that you’ve been waiting for,
It’s everything you could ever need…

Well I’m not so sure we are
In a place we ought to be
But it’s all perfect to me
When you took your hand away, like the dust takes to the wind
And put it out
It’s all too perfect to be

Oh, we build our homes, from the ground up
Build them up, just to burn em down
And we build ourselves from the inside,
Out…..
Just to pull, it all back in

Hey!

These hands are your own..
These days are your own..
Don’t let, them go
Don’t let, it go

Hey!

‘IF YOU’RE DRINKING TO FORGET, PLEASE REMEMBER TO PAY FIRST’

Well I passed myself, going west ways
And I whispered a lie, some decrepit line
About never heading back
And I’m fine, y’know kid
But it’s not what it could have been
The thought’s gotten cold

And when it’s down to chance
Playing tales and heads just to get you through
You know it never ends the best
And what you know, couldn’t fill this empty room

Let’s get to back to water
And let it take us right out to sea
Oh, let’s get back to the water
There’s no reason for us to be here

With the lights, I went down
And then completely out
But I had time to strike a single worthless chord
And you heard it
I’m alright y’know kid
We’re just broke-down and so worn out
And feeling old

And when you’ve done your best
With what the rest have left for you
You know it’s always been like that
And you know, you’ve turned out just the way you knew (you would)