HIGHER ANIMALS

by Higher Animals

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released April 15, 2014

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Higher Animals Beacon, New York

From the Hudson River Valley of Upstate New York, Higher Animals play infectiously danceable indie-pop. Ranging everywhere from bass driven rock anthems to melodic honest, and heartfelt waltzes, their unique sound will remind you why you started listening to indie music way back when. ... more

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Track Name: Legend
the blessed moons
been making faces
so she's lost count
of her paces
the branches crack
beneath - her feet
as if they were on fire
the walk could be a lonely one
if not for 'lele - and a drum
which she reaches for
now and then - leaving not much else to desire

and all the spirits know her name
she talks to rocks and creeks the same
they see the darkness in her is
just as deep as the light
watch her move among the foxes
reds and purples in her pockets
and every bit of forest are
her walls and dolls each night

the moon's been making faces
the parties lost her traces
her breadcrumb path is gone
SHE'S LEGEND NOW
MOVE ON
Track Name: Two Stories
Oranges are falling from the trees
and there's no young boy to catch them
and I've been sitting singing to the bees
don't see them anymore
but I'm sure

if I - could float - away...

and books are falling from my window pane
splashing in the gutters from the rain
cuz I'm the one who knocked them
and there they go - two stories
the words will all flow out - to filling drains
and ride those secret riverss ss ss ss sss

but if I - could float - away
you wouldn't see me anymore
at all
and no more books would fall

and I make sweater pillows as a lark
for eyes that close to dream away the dark
cuz I've been part of that club for some time now
and when my coffee cup has all run out
my balloons will start to kick about
and back my lark will go
to being just a pillow

but if I
could float
away
you wouldn't see me
anymore
at all
and no more books would fall
no more would fall
no more books would fall
Track Name: Bad Math
Believin' is hard when you know you're wrong,
and you know she's gone
but I can't tell what you wanna hear

My jaw gets stuck and my mind gets slow
when I'm mesmerized by the way your dress fits
by the way your dress fits

and to me
I'm lying in a cave and I got to get out
lying in a cave and I got to get out
lying in a cave and I got to get out
I wanna hold you
don't wanna ask to
I wanna hold and I need to see you
and I wanna hold you
I do

I freeze up like a deer in an accident
my palms speak in a language more eloquent
a reproductive machine
and I don't mean to be mean
but your the prettiest thing in nature

the body will sleep when the body is weak
the body will sleep when the body is weak
the body will sleep when the body is weak
and I'm not asleep but I 've got no strength in me

I'm a lion in a cage and I got to get out
tryin' hard to find where to pull my head out
head out! head out! head out!

I wanna hold you
don't wanna ask to
I wanna hold and I need to see you
and I wanna hold ya I do

ooooohs x 1 million
Track Name: King
you dirty man
you dropped your clothes off
feet in the sand
you won't say nothin' at all
you just stand tall

you lost your voice (ssssss ah)
or just my number
but it's your choice (ssssssssss ah)
some rising thunder has
drowned
every warm sound
you might be around
but I ain't no hound

until you call - I'll be sitting on our wall

but you said

you said you can't stop me I'm already king
and you can take my crown but that don't change a thing
and I'll hurt you and you'll hurt me - fairs fair
you just make sure that you call me when you're there

you just stand tall

time was wasted on our youth
and I was held to my word
I guess by now you know the truth
so why'd you go believing her
- oh nooooooo

you just stand tall

but you said
you said you cant stop me I'm already king
you can take my crown but that don't change a thing
and I'll hurt you and you'll hurt me - what's fair
oh you just make sure that you call me when you're there

you just stand tall

you cant stop me I'm already king
you can take my crown but that don't change a thing
and I'll kill you if you hurt me - fair's fair
oh you just make sure that you call me when you're there
Track Name: Slow Mo
You made me just some mistake
made me think I was a fake
but there will never be
and there will always be another day
take off those glasses - I wanna see your face

you left me in limbo thinkin'
what do I know
what do I know
lazy smile that pointed me
with nowhere to go
and all in slow mo
all in slow mo oh oh

now I get dressed
with the idea
of something perfect chalked with fear

but there will never be
and there will always be another you
yeah I take my chances
but I don't lose
walkin' out of your shadow
holding onto
all that I've known
bare to the bone
no more guessin' numbers from now
from now on the tone
I set is my own
set is my own

Mornings creep on me
giving me days
openin' in to
much more - of a maze
I know my answers
but habits obscure
which way to go and
whether I'm
sure
I'm sure
Track Name: Liar
You said you'd
help save her mister
but you've given up on your climb up the wall and

I miss you
all of you
all the ones that go away
but we don't talk at all

cuz what is there to say
you made a liar of my day
we both sussed out what to do
you made a lie out of me and you

cuz it's those
"me and you"s that keep on making me cry
I put'm away in my rusty to go cup cuz
though I keep on wanting to try
I'd much rather trust in the people
I know I can trust

so what is there to say
you made a liar of my day
and we'd both sussed out what to do
but you've made a lie
out of all I knew in you

I took
off my red shoes
I only dance to the blues
anymore
you must
must've left town
you're not
you're not around
anymore

why'd you have to go
make me feel like
make me feel like
I made some difference
the second a nay say comes
you go
you go and crumble down
oh I
help you
I help you and end up feeling like
some kind of clown so what

is there to say
you made a lie of my day
and we both sussed out what to do
you made a lie
out of
all I knew in you
Track Name: Song for Mary
Mary I promise to be good to you
and each day I hope it's at least half as true
I'm mining for diamonds in your basement floor
the gravel sprays in my eyes but I want more

But it's a long way home to your door
and these days I sleep on the floor
you want more for less
he's tied to your chest
but he'll slip through your fingers

and I roam the forest with the wolves and bears
and they tell me stories how they once ruled the air
and me, I'm a sailor with an ax to grind
my anchors are tethered to my windswept mind

but its a long way home to your shore
my compass is smashed on the floor
you're drowning in anguish and I know CPR
if you'll just let me near you

Inside your lighthouse you are safe and warm
Mary I promise to live through this storm

But it's a long way home to your shore
my compass is dead on the floor
we want more for less
you're tied to my chest
will you slip through my fingers yayayayaya!
Track Name: Gun
I'm gonna shoot my
gonna shoot my gun
cuz it's not over
'til you say its done
so don't

it's such a crime
and something you don't have to pay
I do the time
and you say baby it's ok

Baby it's hard
Maybe it's hard
for me too
but I never stopped
I never stopped fighting for you

so don't don't don't
maybe it's me
maybe I didn't do my part
maybe we'll see
that in the end it was my fault... NOOOOO
no no no no no noooo

I'm gonna lose my
you musta lost
your mind
I hear a new one
someone new ain't hard to find
so don't don't don't

is it so wrong
you wanna leave me at this time
years will go on
I'll just be glad that you were mine

ITS SUCH A CRIME
and something you don't have to pay
I do the time
and you say baby it's okaaaay

gonna shoot my, gonna shoot my, gonna shoot my
GUN
gonna shoot my(OH NO) gonna shoot my (BANG BANG) gonna shoot my
GUN
gonna shoot my(OH NO) gonna shoot my (BANG BANG) gonna shoot my
But DON'T DON'T DON'T
IT'S SUCH A
CRIME
and something you don't have to pay
I do the time
and you say baby it's okay
Track Name: Just A Dream
I had a dream and you were in it
walked lotsa miles to come to you
I was in love
I was in love
with you

I had a dream and you were in it
had lotsa good times in my mind
I was in love
I was in love
with you

and all day, and all night
I waited for you

maybe when we're both a bit older
we can buy a house in the beach
near the shore
sometimes I dream we're both older
but that's a dream
just a dream
with you
with you

and all day, and all night

I waited for you...