17 October 2011

Savage Garden: The Animal Song Lyrics #MM

Monday, October 17, 2011
This week's Monday Music Moves Me theme is songs about animals or with an animal's breed in it. So my mind almost immediately went to "The Animal Song" by Savage Garden. The lyrics talk about some craziness that occurs in daily life. Sometimes we are being pushed to our limits and need to break away. Tell me about it, I have been through quite some turbulence these past months. Sigh.

It occurred to me that we like to refer free human spirits to careless and free animal habits, but on the other hand also like to give other negative references to animals in case of bad human attitudes. Which one do you think is more suitable? Depends on the situation, may be... But, I like to consider that the first assumption seems far better than the second. Why should we take it out on innocent animals for our own attitudes? It's just my weird, little thought. LOL

Savage Garden was one of my favorite bands in the 90's formed by Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones from Australia. They made their debut with the single "I Want You" in July 1996, which lead them to a nomination as "Breakthrough Artist" at the ARIA Award and finally got the attention of Columbia Records. Their single "To the Moon and Back" released with this company managed to reach the number one spot in January 1997.

"The Animal Song" is a movie soundtrack from "The Other Sister" released in 1999, starring Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton and Tom Skerritt. The song was also added as the 7th track in their last album "Affirmation" released on 9th November 1999. The duo/band broke up in October 2001 through an announcement made by Darren Hayes. The singer gave a harsh statement in The Daily Telegraph, August 2007, indicating that a future reunion of the band would be impossible.

Savage Garden
The Animal Song Lyrics

When superstars and cannonballs are running through your head
the television freak show cops and robbers everywhere
Subway makes me nervous, people pushing me too far
I've got to break away
So take my hand now
Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
the wind in my hair and the sand at my feet
I've been having difficulties keeping to myself
Feelings and emotions better left up on the shelf
Animals and children tell the truth, they never lie
Which one is more human
There's a thought, now you decide
Compassion in the jungle
Compassion in your hands
Would you like to make a run for it
Would you like to take my hand
Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
the wind in my hair and the sand at my feet
Sometimes this life can get you down
It's so confusing
There's so many rules to follow
And I feel it
'Cause I just run away in my mind
When Superstars and cannonballs are running through your head
Television freak show cops and robbers everywhere
Animals and children tell the truth, they never lie
Which one is more human
There's a thought, now you decide
Compassion in the jungle
Compassion in your hands
Would you like to make a run for it
Would you like to take my hand
Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
With the wind in my hair and the sand at my feet
Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
With the wind in my hair!


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10 appreciated note(s):

Lucy said...

I love learning about the song and band! I had no idea Savage Garden was no longer but then I don't pay close attention to those details.

I enjoyed their song and too bad they couldn't make their band work they seemed talented.

allstarme said...

Heh, I remember that song. Good choice.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Dancing with you today. Your song selection is new to me, but a lot of the picks today are in the same category. This has been a fun theme!

The Lamb, The Sparrow, and Butterfly Kisses...4Ms

Waileng said...

Hello my dear friend~! It's great to see you finally blogging again.

By the way, I love your choice of music! I think the negative association of animals to humans only occurs when bad things happen (ie bully, robbery, rape). We are humans and supposed to know what is good and what is bad and not act on instincts. Just my opinion.

Have a great week my friend!

ArtSnark said...

The music link isnt working for me just now but will track it down on you tube. Hope you are off to a fantastic day!

JamericanSpice said...

I love Savage Garden! Just saw this song earlier too :)

Gotta go find more of their music

Thanks for rocking with us!

Run DMT said...

It's so great to see you posting for Music Monday again. Welcome back, friend. I hope everything is going well for you.

This is a great song to get back into the swing of things. Love it!

As far as animals used to describe human, I think it works well either way, negative or positive. I like both methods. Animals are great metaphors and the comparisons are easily understood. I would love to run as fast a cheetah but I would hate to be thought of as a cold-hearted snake. Great topic!

Thanks for visiting me and for the MM shout out! xox

Blackswan said...

Gosh, it has been a long time since I last heard from u. How are u, Rosidah?

Thks again for sharing these beautiful song & lyrics!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Hi Rosidah, good to have you back with us:) It's been a while.
I enjoyed the lyrics tho I do not know anything about Savage Garden. Thanks for the song.

Xmas Dolly said...

It's a shame when a band breaks down. You have no idea how much work & time goes into forming one. Plus there are many broken hearts along the way too. That's a shame. They seem very good. Thanks for joining us.