by Def Leppard

Aug 03, 1987
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Lyrics for Animal by Def Leppard:

Verse 1
A wild ride, over stony ground
Such a lust for life, the circus comes to town
We are the hungry ones, on a lightning raid
Just like a river runs, like a fire needs flame
Oh, I burn for you

I got to feel it in my blood, whoa, oh
I need your touch don't need your love, whoa, oh
And I want, and I need, and I lust, animal
And I want, and I need, and I lust, animal

Verse 2
I cry wolf, given mouth to mouth
Like a moving heartbeat, in the witching hour
I'm running with the wind, a shadow in the dust
And like the driving rain, hey, like the restless rust
I never sleep


Verse 3
Huh! Oh! Cry wolf baby, cry tough
Going to hunt you like an, uh, uh, animal
Going to take your love and run


And I want (And I want)
And I need (And I need)
And I lust (And I lust)
Animal (Animal)

And I want (Take me)
And I need (Tame me)
And I lust (Make me)
Animal (Your Animal)

And I want (Show me)
And I need (Stroke me)
And I lust (Let me be your)
Animal (Animal)

And I want (I want)
And I need (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
And I lust
Animal (Animal)

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Song Facts

In August 1987, Hysteria was introduced to Europe with the release of “Animal” as its lead single. It immediately made the album a huge success, helping it reach the top 20 in eight countries including topping the chart in their homeland the UK.

In the US, where the lead single there, “Women”, had stalled at #80, “Animal” followed it up and did much better – becoming the first of five songs in a row to breach the top 20, beginning the album’s steady climb to #1 in the summer of ‘88 and being the launchpad to propel the album to 10x platinum (aka diamond) within three years.

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