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The Cranberries

Animal Instinct

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playSuddenly something has happened to me
playAs I was having my cup of tea
playSuddenly I was feeling depressed
playI was utterly and totally stressed
playDo you know you made me cry
playDo you know you made me die

playAnd the thing that gets to me
playIs you'll never really see
playAnd the thing that freaks me out
playIs I'll always be in doubt

playIt is a lovely thing that we have
playIt is a lovely thing that we
playIt is a lovely thing, the animal
playThe animal instinct

playSo take my hands and come with me
playWe will change reality
playSo take my hands and we will pray
playThey won't take you away
playThey will never make me cry, no
playThey will never make me die

playAnd the thing that gets to me
playIs you'll never really see
playAnd the thing that freaks me out
playIs I'll always be in doubt

playThe animal, the animal
playThe animal instinct in me
playIt's the animal, the animal
playThe animal instinct in me
playIt's the animal, it's the animal
playIt's the animal instinct in me
playIt's the animal, it's the animal
playIt's the animal instinct in me

playThe animal, the animal,
playThe animal instinct in me
playIt's the animal, it's the animal
playIt's the animal instinct in me

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meaningMeaning

In 1999, in a video about Animal Instinct, Dolores explained:

“It’s like a hearty song, and it’s about a hearty thing. It’s just about love that comes when you’re carrying a child, when you give birth to a child and stuff when you become a parent. It’s the animal instinct, it’s a protection feeling that you’ve never felt before for anything […] I am a different person than I was two years ago. Women are extraordinary creatures really, you know, I mean the fact that we can give birth, what the bodies can do is pretty amazing, and feed, feed children with your own body […] It’s a pretty cool thing really, and it does change you, it makes you a lot more confident and happy in yourself makes you more thankful.”


Source: cranberriesworld.com

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vocabulary Vocabulary

Get to someone

to annoy or upset someone. To make someone angry or annoyed:annoy, provoke, anger... To make someone feel sad or upset:upset, wound, disturb...

  1. After a while his teasing started to get to me.

utterly

completely

  1. We were utterly unprepared for the match

freaks sb out

To become very anxious, upset, or afraid, or make someone very anxious, upset, or afraid


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