Let’s Become Animals

“Fantasy, reality, they’re both a part of me.”

Brides of Funkenstein

I’ve been paying off credit card debt for years, as my habit of buying expensive analog studio gear made the balances shoot to the moon. A couple months ago, I miraculously managed to pay them off. My mind shifted to how I could start to tackle the next mountain… student loans. My imagination offered a solution. Turn into an animal. I chuckled as soon as the thought entered my brain. If I turn into an animal, I won’t have any bills at all.

Artwork by Tarah Quinn

That moment was the birth of this song. The thought tickles my brain. I don’t want to go alone though. I don’t want to leave my friends and my family. This isn’t a lone wolf kind of journey. If I can turn into an animal and leave the stress of humanity behind, I want to take one or more companions. The second bear on the cover symbolizes my desire to do that.

This song is equal parts reality and fantasy. The reality side is feeling the ever present pressure to make more money, do more stuff, more and more and more. Sometimes I don’t want to do more. I want to do less. I want to stare at a lake… or do anything unrelated to productivity and all the stuff I always feel like I “should” be doing.

The other half is fantasy. I want to turn into a fuckin bear. My imagination runs wild, it always has, and when it does, I run with it. What would I do if I was a bear? I’d probably buy a bear guitar and play an animal concert and rip some wild solos. Then I’d go eat some fish out of a river. The amount of work I’d do as a bear is ZERO.

Normally I make lyric videos and post them here, but no lyric video this time. I’m making a real video, whatever that means. My sister is making the images, and I’m animating them. As of this moment, the video is not finished. However much is finished by Dec 14th is what the video will be. Wish me luck.

I need to give a special shout out to my sister Tarah. She did the artwork, and my only input was some serious chicken scratch. In my view, she is a member of Grand Commander.

Much love to everyone who listens and supports. It means the world to me and I don’t take a single bit of it for granted. Thank you ❤️.

Lyrics:

I don’t ever want to work again
And take shit from above
I have lost the will to win
All I want is love.

Humanity’s a trap, join me in escape
We’ll save our lives, and change our shape

Let’s become animals, and roam the countryside
Free from human pain, helplessly alive
Let’s become animals, and love like animals do
Me as animal me, you as animal you

Let’s become animals

I request a gift of change
From the spirit world
Liberate my body, transform
Two legs into four

Take away the hate we grasp with human hands
Replace it with the love from enchanted animal lands

Let’s become animals, and roam the countryside
Free from human pain, helplessly alive
Let’s become animals, and love like animals do
Me as animal me, you as animal you

Let’s become animals

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