Actual Animal

by Glenn Case

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released June 14, 2018

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Track Name: Actual Animal (feat. Beefy)
History is written by the ones who win the war
and that's for sure
Overwhelm, divide and conquer
No consideration what we're fighting for

There's the edge (there's the edge)
We're on the brink (We're on the brink)
Barely here (Barely here)
Not quite extinct (Not quite extinct)
But, not far off (But, not far off)
Numbered days (Numbered days)
Vanishing (Vanishing)
Within the haze (Within the haze)

And this is feeling too familiar
Almost like we've been here before...
'Cause I'm an actual animal
In case you didn't know
And the blood will flow
We'll be reaping what we sow
Yeah, I'm an animal
And I've lost control
Yes, the story's old
Countless times that it's been told

Taking what's not ours
Because it's there
Because we can
Because we must
When you've taken everything there is to take
Then all you're left with is just dust
And you'll be standing (You'll be standing)
At the end (At the end)
What was the cost? (What was the cost?)
What did you win? (What did you win?)
There's nothing left (There's nothing left)
Of consequence (of consequence)
Just a husk (Just a desk)
Barren and dead (Barren and dead)

And this is feeling too familiar
Almost like we've been here before...
'Cause I'm an actual animal
In case you didn't know
And the blood will flow
We'll be reaping what we sow
Yeah, I'm an animal
And I've lost control
Yes, the story's old
Countless times that it's been told

Domesticated is so overrated
Play this song when they say come along till they hate it
Just released to the streets, I'm a mutt with a beat
Unleashing the beast, on the hunt for some meat
This is three ring action, don't know what y'all planning
When I start expanding like a rapping Ganon
Wanna run with a sloth? Yo, I could be lazier
Ex called me sly as a fox, only crazier
Bane of a neat freak, she on the hot seat
Shaking the chain link, hope that she pick me
I am pretending I'm a higher being
Nothing can shake manifest destiny
Never throw the race, no way, I throw punches
Ruling over every blade of grass the light touches
Overrule judges, ending discussions
Fat cat living to max, I'm so luscious
Like it raw never been a dispute
I never felt that it was worth it living under a boot
Dodging heat when ya shoot, I got a new attitude
What you expect me to do? I'm just an ape in a suit

Yeah, believe me I'm an animal
In case you didn't know
And the blood will flow
We'll be reaping what we sow
Yeah, I'm an animal
And I've lost control
Yes, the story's old
Countless times that it's been told
Yeah, I'm an animal
Wild and difficult
I'm the end result
Try to tame me - I'll revolt
Track Name: No Rush
In my mind
It would seem there isn't that much time
But I find
It is way more fun to fly blind
We could both worry about what's next
Honestly, I'm not that stressed

'Cause there's no rush
Focus on both love and trust
There's no rush
Take our time and just be us

Yes, indeed
In this life there are no guarantees
And I concede
It's passing by at frightening speed
We could both worry and be concerned
Or make misery wait its turn

'Cause there's no rush
Focus on both love and trust
There's no rush
Take our time and just be us

So much could happen
and I understand
I prefer laughing
as long as we can
Sometimes
it sucks
But all in all
There is no rush

We could both worry and be concerned
Or make misery wait its turn
'Cause there's no rush
Focus on both love and trust
There's no rush
Take our time and just be us
'Cause there's no rush
Focus on both love and trust
There's no rush
Take our time and just be us
Track Name: Did I Miss Your Life?
Honey, I'm leaving
For the 3,000th time
My bags are all packed
It's inconvenient
I know you don't want me to go
I'll be back

It's accurate to say
that I have been away
More often than I would like
And I know you understand
to the fullest extent that you can
And I hope that someday you might
From time to time it's not right
When I add up all those nights
Did I miss your life?

Another evening
out on the road
and far away from my home
Change of the seasons
Don't know how often
time and I both have flown

It's accurate to say
that I have been away
More often than I would like
And I know you understand
to the fullest extent that you can
And I hope that someday you might
From time to time it's not right
When I add up all those nights
Did I miss your life?
Track Name: Tiger Bourdeaux; Flowers
Stripes that I've had are all forged to my skin
They all tell a tale, but where to begin?
Seems that I'm rambling now
Repeating myself by the sound
of words so familiar to me
They circle around

A vase on the table, the flowers are fresh
Lilacs and orchids if I had a guess
I'm at a loss for details
My memory tries and it fails
To reach an establishing shot
It's to no avail

Tiger bourdeaux
Pour me a glass, I'll sip slow
Tonight I am free
with nowhere to be
My ear is all yours
So, say what you feel
No pressure at all
So, be real
Or just pretend
and I'll be your friend
It's up to you
It's strange, but it's true
Honestly, it is your call
No ulterior motives at all

Things might work out, and maybe they won't
and these days I'm not really leaning on hope
For all that I've thought and I've felt
The best thing to do for yourself
Is playing the best given hand
with the cards that you're dealt

Tiger bourdeaux
Pour me a glass, I'll sip slow
Tonight I am free
with nowhere to be
My ear is all yours
So, say what you feel
No pressure at all
So, be real
Or just pretend
and I'll be your friend
It's up to you
It's strange, but it's true
Honestly, it is your call
No ulterior motives at all

Da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da
Da da da da
Da da da
Da da da da da da da
Da da da da da

Tiger bourdeaux
Pour me a glass, I'll sip slow
Tonight I am free
with nowhere to be
My ear is all yours
So, say what you feel
No pressure at all
So, be real
Or just pretend
and I'll be your friend
It's up to you
It's strange, but it's true
Honestly, it is your call
No ulterior motives at all
Track Name: How Now Blue Chicken
How now blue chicken
You know that things don't go the way you'd expect
You've been inflicting
Some kind of havoc on my mind and I'm a wreck

Way back when
I had it all figured out
And I wasn't worried
'bout what might have been
Aw, but things take a turn for the worst
and at first I did not comprehend
And right now is not like back then

What is fiction
What is fact
Wake me when it stops
I would never need a map
Now I know
I know that I'm lost

How now blue chicken
You know that things don't go the way you'd expect
You've been inflicting
Some kind of havoc on my mind and I'm a wreck

I was confident
I didn't have any doubt
Oh, so sure what the future would hold
And now that tomorrow is here, it's not clear
and I feel insecure
Nothing's ever been quite like this before


What is fiction
What is fact
Wake me when it stops
I would never need a map
Now I know
I know that I'm lost

How now blue chicken
You know that things don't go the way you'd expect
You've been inflicting
Some kind of havoc on my mind and I'm a wreck
Some kind of havoc on my mind and I'm a wreck
Some kind of havoc on my mind and I'm a wreck
How now How now
How now How now
How now How now
Track Name: Entropy For All
What naturally occurs
Things fall apart and they're gradually worse
Prone to decay but it gets some help
Won't automatically fix itself

It's a matter of time
And by design
Gravity wins and you fall
There's abrasions and tears
That go unrepaired
It's entropy for all

Softening all that once was tough
Breaking things down to absorb it up
Tough to say what's in control
Precious little will be left whole

It's a matter of time
And by design
Gravity wins and you fall
There's abrasions and tears
That go unrepaired
It's entropy for all

And it borders
on molecular disorder
And it's chaos instead
No clear path we can tread
Just what lies ahead

And it's good to have a plan
As long as you can adapt to trends
And most beginnings lead to ends
That part of it does make sense

It's a matter of time
And by design
Gravity wins and you fall
There's abrasions and tears
That go unrepaired
It's entropy for all
So, when you might ask
How long things will ask
It's entropy for all
Track Name: Nocturnal Omissions
You talk in your sleep
It's just what you do
There's no way to know
if what you're saying is true
'cause when you wake up
the words are news to you

But if you know
Then tell me so

At night confessions leave your mouth
And it's not so much what you said
so much as what's left out

When I lay down
you lie in our bed
I imagine the dream
that plays in your head
I fill in the gaps
and it fills me with dread

But if you know
Then tell me so

At night confessions leave your mouth
And it's not so much what you said
so much as what's left out

I take your word
but it's still difficult to take
And I know
it's not the same when you're awake
You commit
to omit

At night confessions leave your mouth
And it's not so much what you said
so much as what's left out

At night confessions leave your mouth
And it's not so much what you said
so much as what's left
Track Name: Icy Depths (feat. Rachael Layne)
Back before it was all turned to scrap
The horizon would stretch to the ends of the map
She'll spend her days lying in bed
With a book in her face, and a roof overhead

But, that can't replace
the spray on her face
Wind in her hair
(Yo ho, yo ho)
(Yo ho, yo ho)
There is no reply
and no sweet lullaby
can take the ache
(Yo ho, yo ho)
(Yo ho, yo ho)

The entire crew was at her command
With a compass to guide, and the wheel in her hand
But, there's no more journeying towards the unknown
Now, she's anchored in place with the comforts of home

But, that can't replace
the spray on her face
Wind in her hair
(Yo ho, yo ho)
(Yo ho, yo ho)
There is no reply
and no sweet lullaby
can take the ache
(Yo ho, yo ho)
(Yo ho, yo ho)

To the icy depths
Where her heart was left
To the icy depths
There's a hidden chest
in her ship
laid to rest

The seas were rough, the ship was off course
and a lamp overturned from the wave's massive force
And all was lost, the ship was ablaze
Now she soaks in the tub, dreams of happier days

But, that can't replace
the spray on her face
Wind in her hair
(Yo ho, yo ho)
(Yo ho, yo ho)
There is no reply
and no sweet lullaby
can take the ache
(Yo ho, yo ho)
(Yo ho, yo ho)

To the icy depths
Where her heart was left
To the icy depths
There's a hidden chest
in her ship
laid to rest
Track Name: Dorian Gray
Time's a curse
The tale is told
But there are worse
things than growing old
How distorted
is your soul?

What have you done?
What can you say?
Dorian Gray
The painting shows the truth
you hid away
Dorian Gray

No conscience
A kind of test
Where pleasure's
the only quest
When beauty
hides the grotesque

What have you done?
What can you say?
Dorian Gray
The painting shows the truth
you hid away
Dorian Gray

You sought good times
at any cost
Until no lines
could not be crossed
You went too far
and all is lost

What have you done?
What can you say?
Dorian Gray
The painting shows the truth
you hid away
Dorian Gray
Track Name: In a Nutshell (feat. Erin Parkes)
My past is blackmail and it's treated as such
I didn't like myself so much
There were reasons, we'll just keep it at that
And I'm still learning to laugh
There were the times I felt alone and afraid
I cursed myself out for mistakes that I made
There's countless times when I couldn't connect
I see it in retrospect
But TL;DR

I never knew it was so complicated
It's tough to parse and even tougher to explain
But in a nutshell - I am glad I waited
I'm approaching something close to sane

I've a streak where I am mean to myself
I recognize it, but it couldn't be helped
I know the things I've seen, the way that I've felt
I'm hitting below the belt
I've had a habit of remaining in spite
and believing that the critics were right
Never knowing what I want out of life
And I'm punch drunk from the fight
But TL;DR

I never knew it was so complicated
It's tough to parse and even tougher to explain
But in a nutshell - I am glad I waited
I'm approaching something close to sane

Let me break it down for you
and let me break it down for me too
I'm sure you won't approve
and that's nothing new

Writing rhymes in class
Never focused on the task at hand
I understand, but I don't wear a good mask
I'm see-through, and we do whatever we need to
To deceive you, with a read through you'll believe too
But mostly 'cause you don't pay attention
If you did it wouldn't take a rocket scientist
to make it make sense when
I'm bored out of my mind, and blind to find a decent design
of how and why it's even worth my time
Fine
Speak if you must, let's discuss
but you don't have my respect and you won't have my trust
I never let a fear of what's to come just paralyze me
I get ahead of peers it's such a pun to pair up wisely
Skate by and hate myself in the process
I've got this, but nevertheless I can't watch this
An optimist? Sure, with the hand that's dealt
But ultimately stacking the deck against myself

I never knew it was so complicated
It's tough to parse and even tougher to explain
But in a nutshell - I am glad I waited
I'm approaching something close to

I never knew it was so complicated
It's tough to parse and even tougher to explain
But in a nutshell - I am glad I waited
I'm approaching something close to
I'm approaching something close to sane
Track Name: Every Asshole Does Get By Easy
Don't deny
Don't just disagree with me in spite
What's it like
having those advantages in life?
It's alright
Every asshole does get by easy

Yeah, I know
Some of us will have a tougher road
Even so
Others won't know which way they should go
High or low
Every asshole does get by easy

Ask yourself
"Does this apply to me or maybe you?"
And it helps
if you don't give a shit what others do
Yeah, it's true
Every asshole does get by easy

Here one comes
I know it's kind of hard to hold your tongue
Old or young
Always looking out for number one
It's how it's done
Every asshole does get by easy

Tally-ho!
There's a misconception of control
That's the goal
You question if they even have a soul
And I should know
Every asshole does get by easy
Track Name: Do the Tragedy
I wanna laugh
but don't think I can
it doesn't jive
with the story's plan
C'mon and do the tragedy! (oh yeah)
C'mon and do the tragedy!

And it's not easy
to stay content
Because I know
how it all must end
C'mon and do the tragedy! (oh yeah)
I know it's a catastrophe

And every role has it's place
in the face of a smile or a frown
For every choice that will pass there's a mask
I'm not breaking new ground

I know we all have our part to play
'cause being happy it so passe'
C'mon and do the tragedy!
That's the way it has to be

And every role has it's place
in the face of a smile or a frown
For every choice that will pass there's a mask
I'm not breaking new ground
I wanna laugh but don't think I can

I wanna laugh
but don't think I can
it doesn't jive
with the story's plan
C'mon and do the tragedy! (oh yeah)
C'mon and do the tragedy!
C'mon and do the tragedy!
C'mon, C'mon

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