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released February 13, 2016

Lisa Santini, Brett Beddard, Lilli Jean

Recorded by Nicholas Connor Jones at RetroFeed Productions in January 2016

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Animal Instincts Asheville, North Carolina

Animal Instincts is the saxy, sexy, bestial combustion of Lisa Santini, Brett Beddard, and Lilli Jean. Somewhere between the mountains and the stars...

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Track Name: Unbeliever
I never seen the sun shine quite so bright
I never see the moon on the darkest night
I'm in heaven and I'm looking for you
I'm in heaven, but I'd rather be with you

Looking for an answer, but it's hard to find
I think I'll stop looking and save me some time

I wasn't looking when I found
I fell in and you fell through
looking at it from the other side
I think we oughtta let this love abide

Took off running but we took our time
and we're still running when we walk the line

When I am yours and you are mine
every little dream's gonna realize
Searching for heaven but it's hard to find
Reaching for heaven only touching the sky

Never knew heaven til I knew you
What's a poor unbeliever, like me to do?
Track Name: Remember Mary
"We watched them build into the sky
without ever asking, "why?"
with their flags hanging high
and their planes painting the sky

I remember when you said
you're only living when you're dead
remember when our ma
cut her head off with a saw?

Remember Daddy?
Before he decided to leave
set off all of the bombs
oh my god, what went wrong?

Remember Sister?
told herself she couldn't hurt
killed her only son
then she had another one

Remember Mary?
Told herself she couldn't see
Stepped right out in front of a car
now she's dancing with the stars.

Remember you taught me
how to see and how to breath
I remember when you'd say
Everything would be okay."
Track Name: Rootless Mistress
She was a thing of beauty
She never let her hair down
She never let her feet touch the ground
The sun was her halo and her crown

Spent her whole life running
by now she must be tired
she never could quite settle down
no mater how hard she tried

But if you let her go
she won't ever come back to you

because she doesn't need to
because she doesn't have to
because she doesn't need you
because she doesn't have you

because she doesn't need to
because she doesn't want to
because she doesn't need you
because she doesn't want you
Track Name: It's not the Rat, It's the Cage.
"I picked up the phone and I called my sister
had to tell that bitch how much I missed her
I said please can you give me some good news
she said, 'Get down on your knees, you got nothing to lose.

You're just a rat in a cage
You're just a rat in a cage
You're just a rat in a cage
You're just a rat in a cage

Picked up the phone and I called my brother
tried to figure out what he was under
Been so long since I reached out
I asked him, "Bro, have you figured it out?"

You're just a rate in a cage
You're just a rat in a cage
You're just a rat in a cage
You're just a rat in a cage

Picked up the phone, and I called my Daddy
Called him "Never Had Any"
I said, " Dad do you have a way out?"
He said, "I got the keys, but I got my doubts"

that there's a rat in the cage
that there's a rat in the cage
that there's a rat in the cage
that there's a rat in the cage

Called my ma couldn't take it no more
always seemed like she was on the other side of the door
never had enough, and she didn't want more
you could beat her down, couldn't keep her on the floor
I said, "Mamma, is there a way to be free?"
She took a deep breath and then she said to me,
"Suffering makes you strong and full of good will,
but don't forget some sugar with that pill.

It's not the rat it's the cage
It's not the rat it's the cage
It's not the rat it's the cage
It's not the rat it's the cage."
Track Name: Chasing Colors
What if instead of chasing paper we chased our true colors
what if instead of closing our eyes we learned to see each other
all the way to the end

i've been nowhere, I've been nothing at all
I've been nowhere, I've been nothing at all
I am nowhere I am nothing at all
I am nowhere I am nothing

What if instead of looking to the skies we turned to each other?
What if instead of looking for a God we leaned on our brother?
What if instead of listening to the man we learned from our mother?
What if instead of telling all these lies we were honest with each other?
Because it hurts to pretend

God is nothing, god is nothing at all
Love is nothing, love is nowhere at all
love is nothing, love is nowhere
Track Name: Already Gone
A good good man is so so hard to find
running for love is just a waste of time
he got enough but he still wants all of mine
with or without love I'ma lose my mind

I gave him my all it wasn't enough
I gave him my soul and he tore it up

He says he want it all but he just can't pay for it
He says he got it all but he ain't got shit
he say he gone leave but he ain't left yet
he says he wanna stop but he just can't quit

you can open the door can't make em go in
you can bring em to church and they still gone sin

He says he love me but he don't let it show
He says he don't want me but he won't let go
he says he listen but he still don't know
so I made up my mind and now it's time to go

I told him what I need he don't give me none
I made up my mind I'm already gone
Track Name: Blanket Beds (Stars Through The Blinds)
We ran out of gas on the road
we were only a few miles from home
the sun was shining we didn't mind walking
as long as we weren't alone

and we sang, "I can see the stars through the blinds"

We knew we were gonna run out
there wasn't a crumb not even a mouse
so we filled up on conversations
and tickled our tummies with liquid libations

and we sang, "I can see the stars through the blinds."

We couldn't afford a mattress
so we built on out of blankets
fell asleep in the winter
awoke in the spring
but before we fell we noticed one thing

and we sang, "I can see the stars through the blinds"
Track Name: Pennies On The Dollar
Yeah they beat me down
treat me like a slave
but I come home to you
at the end of the day

I work all day just for pennies on the dollar
I work all day just to spend em on you

Yeah they beat me down
I guess that's their style
but coming home to you
makes it all worth while

I work all day just for pennies on the dollar
I work all day just to spend em on you

There's no pride in my work
I make minimum wage
there's no pride in my work
except that I get paid

I work all day just for pennies on the dollar
I work all day just to spend em on you

Can't afford no gas
to drive to you
so stay with me
boy whatever you do

I work all day just for pennies on the dollar
I work all day just to spend em on you