How Animal

by Valley Slander

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Billy Brett: Vocals
Marisa Cagnoli: Bass
Jon Reed: Drums
Landon Walker: Guitar

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released March 27, 2016

Recorded at the Twilight Of Society Parking Garage by Kellzo
Mixed and Mastered by Brian Klima at Waveland Productions

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Track Name: Heat Sleep
Estivating as the world burns
Trying to sleep it off
Until everyone is gone
When I dream I only see the hungry sun

How animal we are
And don’t you forget it

It’s your responsibility
How you choose to take it will define you
The best thing to do is sleep it off
And let the world start anew

How animal we are
And don’t you forget it

When you open your eyes
And see a world cleansed by fire
When you dig up
Out of the ground
Proud to be
An aid to progress
Satisfied
the tables have turned

Estivating as the world burns
Estivating with a pure purpose
Estivating as the world burns

How animal we are
And don’t you forget it

And don’t you forget it
Track Name: Rat with a Mouthful of Gold
Rat with a mouthful of gold
Have you ever seen one?
Have you ever been one?
Will you ever know?
In a sewer of some kind
You flow
King of the jungle
King of the rivers of scum

King of the unknown

Rat with a mouthful of gold

Rat with a mouthful of gold
Enough to buy yourself out of your hole
You can take the rat out of the sewer
But you can’t take the sewer out of the rat
Best to swallow what you’ve got and die fat

Best to swallow what you’ve got and die fat
Track Name: Reincarnation Rhymes
Observe the stress
From freeze and thaw
On the flesh
See its flaws
Take a ride
We'll step outside
It's your turn to drive
It's your turn to drive

Eaten from the inside
Can't believe you were

I see my body
Handed back to me
When my eye
Opens up a slice
the light of night
Burns a hole inside
It’s a photograph
Of everything I hide

Come rake the ashes
Come try to find
What’s left
If anything’s right
It’ll show up tonight

If anything’s right
It’ll show up tonight
Track Name: Écorché
Ecorche - flay the skin back, leave it alone
I know everything from the sinew drawn
No need to cut deep and hit the bone
I take a peep skin deep and I know it all
I weep to learn you are so shallow
Skin deep, skin deep, skin deep

oh! it didn't take much digging!
just peeled back a layer or two
before we knew it we knew all of you
thought there was more but you were rotten to the core

EWWWW! EWWWW!

Ecorche - as much as you need to know

Ecorche - flay the skin back, leave it alone
I know everything from the sinew drawn
Ecorche - as far as you need to go
skin deep, skin deep, skin deep
Track Name: Don't Dance
DID SHE WAKE UP GOD WHEN
SHE TOOK YOUR HEAD?
DID YOU EVEN NOTICE YOUR NECK
WHEN THE BLADE CAME CRASHING IN?
SHE DANCED FOR HER MOTHER’S HUSBAND
SHE DANCED FOR HIM
SHE COULDN’T GET THROUGH TO YOU
SHE HAD HIM GRANT HER A WISH

THE BAND PLAYED
DECAPITATION
THAT’S NOT THE WAY
IT SHOULD’VE GONE

YOU’LL LIVE A LONG LIFE AFTERWARDS
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SET YOURSELF FREE
OF A LOVE UNREQUITED?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GET REVENGE?
YOU WANTED IT, YOU GOT IT
NOW SING TO A SEVERED SKULL
NOW SING TO A SEVERED SKULL
NOW SING TO A SEVERED SKULL

YOU WANTED IT
YOU WANTED IT THIS WAY

DON’T YOU SEE?
DON’T YOU SEE?
HE NEVER WANTED IT THIS WAY

NO, DON’T DANCE FOR ME

DON’T YOU SEE? DON’T YOU SEE?
NO, DON’T DANCE FOR ME
Track Name: Spit
SPIT IN YOUR FACE
YOU DESERVE TO BE MAIMED
YOU LEFT THEM CHAINED
TO A FURNACE IN THE CRAWLSPACE
YOU DESERVE TO BE MAIMED

SPIT IN YOUR FACE

SPIT IN YOUR FACE
YOU DESERVE TO BE MAIMED
YOU LEFT THEM CHAINED
TO A BOX OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN
YOU DESERVE TO BE MAIMED

SPIT IN YOUR FACE
Track Name: Rain Pools
LABYRINTH OF DECADENCE

RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES AND MY MOUTH
I’M NOT DEAD I’M JUST CHECKED OUT
THE LABYRINTH OF DECADENCE THAT LEADS TO MY HOUSE
I’M ALONE INSIDE
DREAMING
SEARCHING FOR A WAY OUT

LABYRINTH OF DECADENCE
COULD HAVE DONE YOU IN
YOU WERE TOO GOOD FOR THEM
AN ALIEN

RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES AND I SWIM INSIDE
BEYOND DOUBT I AM THE WAY OUT I’VE LOOKED AROUND LONG ENOUGH
TO SWALLOW EVERY SOUND
ALONE WITH YOU FOR A WEEK OR TWO
LUCKY THEY THOUGHT YOU WERE COOL
AND LET ME FIND YOU
A GIGABYTE OR TWO ,
A THIMBLEFUL
THAT’S ALL WE KNOW ABOUT YOU

RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
FOR SOME REASON I’VE BEEN LEFT ALIVE
AFTER YOU EXPIRED, LEAVING US IN THE MIRE
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES
RAIN POOLS IN THE SOCKETS OF MY EYES