Hannibal's Animals

by Eye of Elephant

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released September 15, 2015

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Track Name: Sheepshead Bay
I know I've been away
I've been in Sheepshead Bay
I was taught to steal
beneath the ferris wheel
I learned not to talk
on the boardwalk

A man with no teeth
gave me something to eat
he said he's from the sea
where everything is free

He said you could learn a lot
by the way the seagulls flock
movements en masse
the future and the past
the future and the past
the future and the past
the future and the past

He said you could learn a lot
by the way the seagulls flock
movements en masse
the future and the past
the future and the past
the future and the past
the future and the past
Track Name: Been That Way Forever/Spin That Way Forever
riding on an aeroplane
riding on an aeroplane
riding on an aeroplane
riding on an aeroplane

riding on an aeroplane
it's been that way forever
look and all them passengers
switching seats and trading favors
switching seats and trading favors
switching seats and trading favors

(the sky is so violet. the sky is so violent)

the pilot, the pilot
the pilot is alwas saying
it's been that way forever
it's been that way forever
it's been that way forever

reading in flight magazines
thinking i might get some of these
perfume booze and cigarettes
poison all of my regret

i'm listening to the engine noise
just so I don't have to hear your voice
saying
it's been the way forever
it's been that way forever
it'e been that way forever
Track Name: Surveillance Song
choppers choppers choppers choppers choppers choppers choppers choppers

woke up
in the middle of the night
looked up
must've been a sign
hey hey
helicopter
buzzing round my middle finger

remember that day in september
the one they say to always remember
well so much remembering's been happening ever since
so much remembering's been happening ever since
so much remembering's been happening ever since
so much remembering's been happening ever since
so much remembering's been happening ever since

there's one who knows all about me
that soul mate's name is AT&T

there's a day in september
I remember
choppers chopper choppers
buzzing round them towers
buzzing round for hours
weeks, days, years
I don't mind if you collect my calls my emails my searches
my purchases
my calender
take all my pocket litter
i'm flattered
i'm buzzed I'm buzzed I'm buzzed
I think I'm in love

when i grow up I want to own my very own data center
Track Name: In The City We're So Sleazy
in the city we're so sleazy
making money is so easy
when I'm standing in the market
I put my hand right in your pocket (x2)

my head is screwed on right
my arms and legs are screwed on right
so why is it I don't want to fight?

in the city we're so sleazy
making money is so easy
when I'm standing in the market
I put my hand right in your pocket

my other hand is for shaking
meeting greeting fucking faking
I see slaves all around me
sometimes sexy sometimes angry....
Track Name: The Big Bad Smile of The Circus Man's Missus
Dont ask me to watch my tone
my mother was the deaf dumb stone
my father was a lost cause
living in a monster's jaw

52 keys
so many of em missing
the big bad smile of the circus man's missus
I play my piano
an evil tune comes out
then they ask what that was about

52 keys
so many of em missing
the big bad smile of the circus man's missus
I play my piano
an evil tune comes out
then they ask what that was about

I'm leaving tomorrow
for the good of the place
my notes rearrange themselves in space
i'll finally be in tune
I'll finally be ok
and I'll slip into judgement day...

52 keys
so many of em missing
the big bad smile of the circus man's missus

52 keys
so many of em missing
the big bad smile of the circus man's missus
Track Name: Drank a Fourty, 2006
drank a fourty of old english
in the year 2006
psycho insane
outta my mind
everyone was talking in rhyme

drank a fourty of old english
in the year 2006
in the back of a car
under the stars
outta my mind
everyone on the radio was talking in ryhme

Shi'ites and Sunnis
roadside bombs
cellphone pics of Saddam being hung
Kurds and rebels and refugees
but dont listen too closely please
and i didnt

drank a fourty of old english
in the year 2006
left New York for the empty northeast
cabins and creeks
forests and trees
forests and trees

shaded my eyes
shaded my eyes
shielded my face

shielded my face

Rumsfeld and me and the WMDS
Rumsfeld and me and the WMDS
Rumsfeld and me and the WMDS
Rumsfeld and me and the WMDS

Drank a Fourty six six six six
Drank a Fourty six six six six
Drank a Fourty six six six six
Track Name: One Of Many Narcissists
one of many
narcissists
feeling very
low and down

one of many
nacissists
feeling like I'm
slowing down

one of many
narcissists
feeling very
low and down

one of many
nacissists
feeling like I'm
slowing down

I went blind in both my eyes
it's when my other eye opened wide
all of a sudden I wanted to see
all the people I haven't seen in a while
seen in a while
seen in a while
seen in while

turn off the camera there's nobody watching ya
turn off the camera there's nobody watching ya
turn off the camera there's nobody watching ya
turn off the camera there's nobody watching ya
watching ya
watching ya
watching ya
watching ya
watching ya
watching ya

you know your kindness is killing me
I'm not who I used to be