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"The Wild Animals"

https://soundcloud.com/bats-brew/the-wild-animals

 

this song became the title track, based on the strength of it as an opening number.

the sequencing of the album became important after my decision to use this one as an opener,
because of how intense this one is,
and the 2nd song (michael's house) had to equal it in temperment.

This song was probably the 5th or 6th song in order of writing...
i wrote the drum track first, and immediately locked onto the main rhythm riff...
it was an exercise in stripping down a more progressive riff, to it's most basic elements.

again, this was an influence of direction directly from Queens of the Stone Age, which i had been listening to quite a lot at the time...

i like the way they write things almost as if they are little symphonies,
lots of parts, but never more than a couple at a time,
like directing a choir pit full of punk rockers that have taste and timing.
LOL

the message in this one is simple:
it's my public service announcement about the opoid crisis.

the "wild animals" can be whatever you think they should be.

The wild animals
 
Just because they smile, and grease back their hair,
Doesn’t mean there’s any kind of heart in there
They’ll give you pellets of poison to put in your tea,
They say there’s nothing phucking wrong with me
 
Please, do not feed the wild animals
Better left alone, the wild animals
 
It’s a kick back, kick you, nothing you can really do,
If you give em a chance, they’ll chase you into the
Afterlife too!
 
“lets book a trip to the riviera, sarah,  bring the doctor along”
“nobody will miss us back home”,
When the sh!t goes wrong
 
Please, do not feed the wild animals
Better left alone, the wild animals
 
It’s just the modern chemistry, the artistry of grabbing by the short hairs,
They stay awake at night, and they count their money til the
Morning light
 
It’s a cautionary tale… that we all can relate
It’s a taste of a real time devils delight
At the cocktail party, or the local church family affair
The poison pellets are playing truth or dare.
 
Please, do not feed the wild animals
Better left alone, the wild animals
 

 

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Awesome, pellets of poison to put in your tea is a great line🤘

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well, this is about doctors, lawyers, and chemists creating the opioid crisis.

 

they are,

the wild animals

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I'm not familiar enough with the details of the opiod crisis, but there's no shortage of *wild animals* everywhere.  The beast is the beast.  Great song by the way.

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'Strong opener' - something of an understatement.

One word: brilliant

Loved it

Andy

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On 5/2/2022 at 1:21 PM, Old Joad said:

Awesome, pellets of poison to put in your tea is a great line🤘

heheh,

yea,

i thought so.

that's what they are.

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On 5/2/2022 at 1:55 PM, David Sprouse said:

 everyone should listen to  this before they get in the music business.  The lyrics ring true.

ha! well, the business is pretty cut throat, 

just like the business of getting  people addicted to opioids.

but i don't know if that has anything directly to do with the music business.

it seems the pharmaceutical industry is the problem... that and the doctors that willingly sign on, and feign ignorance later.

gotta get those cutbacks!!

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Great track - well written, played and recorded - i enjoyed it a lot

Excellent stuff

Nigel

 

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On 5/2/2022 at 2:05 PM, AndyB01 said:

'Strong opener' - something of an understatement.

One word: brilliant

Loved it

Andy

Thanks andy!

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On 5/5/2022 at 9:06 AM, Bajan Blue said:

Great track - well written, played and recorded - i enjoyed it a lot

Excellent stuff

Nigel

 

hi Nigel! thanks again for listening and commenting...

this one was a fun one to track!

(i love it once the arrangements are finished, and i can just hit record and try to nail performances. that's the fun part!)

 

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6 hours ago, DeeringAmps said:

Fan here, own the album. 
👍

t

ha! nice T! getting the album, extends the rockability of the user. heheh

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