Two Legs Bad

by skittish

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For the animal in all of us, comes 'Two Legs Bad,' the new album from the Minnesota Folk-Rock band Skittish. Conceptualized from George Orwell's Animal Farm, and flowing in the same vein as eclectic indie rockers like Arcade Fire and Feist, this will be the first of two albums dedicated to this vision. it is peppered with literary references, cradled in catchy melodies, and spiked with equal parts cynicism and hope. It is folk rock...with thorns.

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released September 15, 2015

Songs Copyright and Publishing Jeffrey Noller, Noller Publishing

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Track Name: Regarding the Wolf
Life don't linger long here, with the wolves I left behind
So what, haircut, now I sleep inside
The days done licked you sober
I'm looking for a weak one
The days done licked you good
Looking for religion in a glass, even if it doesn't last
Forget about domestication
Your silly little salivations
You're still running with the wolf in your brain
Forget about domestication
Your libido or your limitations
You're still running with the wolf in your brain
I just want to mess your hair
High heels, bouffant, bleached on top and bottom
Three missed meals and she'll be at your throat
This romance, it tastes like a slow death
Forget about domestication
Your silly little salivations
You're still running with the wolf in your brain
Forget about domestication
Your libido or your limitations
You're still running with the wolf in your brain
I just want to taste your skin
We're just passing through, nocturnal and nothing to do
Oh what, we do, when the sun's not looking at you
Looking for religion in a glass to muffle my own hippocampus
My lovely girl we were never meant to be a part of this world
Cause I just want to drain you dry
Track Name: Shot in the Dark
I've rehearsed this scene since I was young
But now my lovely words are hiding from my tongue
You look at me like a movie
And you chew on my name like candy
I'm just trying not to fuck it all up
I'm just trying not to fuck it all up
Its a shot in the dark
I can feel it now, its creepin' in
But behind my smile I am panicking
Perhaps I'll curl up into a ball and wait...
I'm just trying not to fuck it all up
Want it so bad just don't fuck it up
Its a shot in the dark
You were as necessary as I was all too optional
So I'll wear a mask of confidence
And I'll try to think what a normal person might say to this
Shaky hands please don't fail me now, take aim
And I'm trying, I'm trying, I'm trying
Easy now, easy now, shoot
Track Name: House Cats
Say hello to your new arbiter
Some fat house cat coughing up some fur
Nose against the window I keep watch
Lightning from the castle down the block
Make up your mind
You waste my time
Make up your mind
You waste my...
My fake outrage makes it all about me
You're so well-informed and you're so sweet
I'd be famous, I'd be happy, I'd be something, if you'd let me
That lightning's keeping me awake
Grab your pitchforks, light up your torch, grab your pitchforks
Make up your mind
You waste my time
Make up your mind
You waste my...
Some are looking for success
I look for my excuses
Latest fashionable leash
Latest victim chic
Look at me, hissing from my silken sheets
I do this for you
Make up your mind
You waste my time
Make up your mind
You waste my time
Grab your pitchforks, light up your torch
Track Name: Roots
Lately I'm loving being someone who cares
Little to nothing bout some bygone affair
Yeah, I've been wronged but that old song's not going nowhere
Light up them fields and get going
Pulling, pulling, pulling up the roots
Days I've wasted trying to make this bloom
You have my eyes, you have my name,
take better care of them than me
I won't waste another over you
Leaves are all rustin' bustin' loose from the trees
One more fall passing, one more thing you didn't see
Cause its the thought that counts, yes its the thought that counts
its just the little lie, I hope you know
That its the thought that counts, that horrid thought that counts
Its just the little lie you left behind
Pulling, pulling, pulling up the roots
Days I've wasted trying to make this bloom
You have my eyes, you have my name,
take better care of them than me
I won't waste another over you
Track Name: Baggage
So, we're running out of battery
So, we're running out of fuel
I've got the strength to push this heap uphill
So, we're running out of numbers
So, our bills are turning red
Just take my hand and walk with me instead
Cause we all have cages
And we all got baggage
You lift up on your side, I will do the same
And we will share the weight
So, our castle needs some cleaning
So, our royal table's bare
We've got tonight, we've got this town to share
So, we're running out of candles
So, we're running out of glue
Lucky for me I'm stuck on you
Cause we all have cages
And we all got baggage, so tell me something new
I've been swimming for so long, living off the crustaceans
I am weary weak and I need to get some sleep.
I am weary weak, but one more to take the edge off of me
Cause we all have cages
And we all got baggage
You lift up on your side, I will do the same
And we will share the weight
Track Name: Swim Away, Little Fish
on the soft shore of Superior
where i slid you in
mr. joker, mediocre, keep your secrets hid
cause i belong somewhere else
i have known it all my life
body bright white, blood of black night
love with help you home
what brought that cough to your lips?
what brought you to a place, that through a whisper and
a salty kiss, you told me no one could decide on
if you stay or go?
i belong somewhere else
i have known it all
Track Name: Come Find Me
Lost in a familiar way
I've been here, I think I'm making a mistake
I can feel it in the air, the danger's near
The sharks in the water while I'm bleeding from a paper cut
Run until your lungs give out
Fight until your battle's won
I can see it for myself there's no escape
The bombs are dropping fast and now I'm
face to face with my own fate
If I can make it out alive will you just hold me?
Wake me up from this nightmare. Hold me.
I am making a mistake, I am lost
Come find me
I am scared
I promised never to be back here but I am weak
Last time I didn't learn a damn thing
I'm attracted to a dark mystery
Can you stab with a knife and now I'm fading fast and I can't breath
If I can make it out alive will you just hold me?
Wake me up from this nightmare. Hold me.
I am making a mistake, I am lost
Come find me
Track Name: I Killed a Spider
Today I killed a spider, there wasn't anybody else around
Today I killed a spider, who never ever did me any harm
Today I killed a spider, it was watching me and freaking me out
Long skinny legs, plump little body that burst like a grape
Underneath my shoe
Today I killed a spider, no second thought, a single swat,
I pushed her away
Today I killed a spider, and nothing in this world has changed

Today I killed a spider, and now I'm feeling guilty
Today I killed a spider, no better way, better safe than sorry
A man who was made lovingly from clay, then cracked in the kiln
And was broke from the day he was born, I'm torn away
(Rue the day that we stop looking for
the monsters underneath our beds
Coming up with something new to fear and then to throw away)
Today I killed a spider, and nothing in this whole damn world has changed
I will pry for answers, and find your changed up monster
I will set him loose, and use it as my excuse
There is nothing wrong with you
And now there is nothing
Track Name: Meet Your Maker
You are the best kind of trouble
You have the worst kind of fame
I said, “Hold on to me now, my love.
And we'll just wait out the rain.”
Cause lovely words, like lovely dancers, are few and far between
And if you go to meet your maker, save a window seat for me
Now that the light's ever fading
Now the hounds at your heels
Book your passage and put all your trust in me
As I take the wheel
Cause lovely words, like lovely dancers, are few and far between
And if you go to meet your maker, they are gonna have to get by me
Carry no regrets.
Your eyes are treading water but your smile is solid set
Carry no regrets at all.
God will make you happy but the devil will make you come
All at once I can feel the humid air of your breath in my ear
Cause lovely words, like lovely dancers, are few and far between
And if you go to meet your maker, save a window seat for me