Island Drama

by Fancy Animal

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released July 31, 2017

Fancy Animal is Chris Hairston and Grant Cullum.

Island Drama:
Recorded between Feb. 2015- August 2016
Mix/Mastered July 2017

All songs written, produced and performed by Chris Hairston.
All additional vocals performed by Grant Cullum.

"Good With It" lyrics by Grant Cullum and Chris Hairston.

Album art by Morgan Horton.
Follow Morgan at:
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Follow Fancy Animal at:
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Track Name: Island Drama
Island Drama:

V1:
I'm perfectly worn
An older model for sure
Surrounded, yet alone

But inside I know I'm
Both possessed and divine
A broken record to you

Chorus:
Welcome to my Island Drama
Won't you join me in my Island Drama'

V2:
Contrary to loss
Unable to haunt
Or to be rude to you

Farfetched and so flawed
Beautifully wrong
My defaults set to skew the facts

Chorus:
Welcome to my Island Drama
Won't you join me in my Island Drama'

Bridge:

My Island Drama x4

Outro:

I see...
You are...
Evolving...
Revolving... x4
Track Name: Good With It
Good With It:

V1:
No more games
With my brain
Even though you're good at it

It's always the same
Type of thing
And I know I'm not good with it

I would try
To live that
If I thought I would be good at it

I'll stay home
Better off alone
And please know that I am good with it

Bridge:

You know I'll never give you what you want
God know I've tried and tried
But I can never succeed
No matter how much I'll bleed
Can we try and just take back?
The good and the bad
I want it all erased from my memory
Because it meant so much to me.
Track Name: Jungle Screams
Jungle Screams:

V1:
Screams...
Coming from the Jungle
Streams...
Thick with blood
Cries...
Coming from the Tree Tops
On this Island,
We've come to die
Die tonight...

x2

Outro:

Run, run, run away...
Run, run, run away...
As fast as you can... x2
Track Name: Gardens of the Elders
1. Garden of the Elders

Verse 1:
She sat out toward her death,
Care free while all the rest,
Slept light,
Worried of when
They’d learn of her last breath.

Pre-chorus:
In the garden of the elders. x2

Chorus:
When you’re in the garden
And you’ve dealt with all the shame
And you’ve hidden all the pain
Sitting waiting for the rain.

Verse:
She owed them all that she had.
[She] Carried on all their backs.
Some blessings, some burdens
Were stacked...
Reaching out for them there.

Pre-chorus:
In the garden of the elders. x2

Chorus:
When you’re in the garden
And you’ve dealt with all the shame
And you’ve hidden all the pain
Sitting waiting for the rain. x4
Track Name: Enough
Enough:

V1:
Temptress...
More stress...
My fault...
Can’t Solve...
This Quest...
In Jest...
Free me...
Beneath me...

Chorus:
I never was enough,
I’ve never been enough,
I never was enough,
For you...
Too little, too late
Track Name: In Dirt
In Dirt:

V1:
She never saw it coming.
Until it was too late.
Her head and heart were fuzzy.
Her voice locked in restraint.
I knew it would be harder now,
To make it through the world.

Chorus:
With my hands down in dirt
Skin ripped but don’t hurt
My tears made mud there
Her eyes blank stares.

Instrumental Bridge

Chorus:
With my hands down in dirt
Skin ripped but don’t hurt
My tears made mud there
Her eyes blank stares.
Track Name: Thick Frames
Thick Frames

V1:
All my fears
Heard through plastic ears.
And led me to
All my tears
Shed through viscous spheres

Pre-chorus:
I’m on a cloud that is taking me up, up, up, up.
To a ladder that I’ll climb down, down, down, down. x2

Chorus:
I’d leave you now x2

Outro:
Pardon me oh lord, I’ve swung the golden sword.
I’ve struck upon the head of those who went against your word
In my thick frames,
Seen it all through my new thick frames.
I dropped the sword to beg, mercy for my head
Then screamed into an empty room of spirits long dead
In my thick frames,
Seen it all through my new thick frames. x2
Track Name: Four M(b)illion Years
Four M(b)illion Years

V1:
For 4 Billion years
We’ve been on this Earth.
We tested it with time
And still end up in dirt.
It shouldn’t have to rhyme,
But pray that it does to all deaf ears.
We still have to climb
To get up off this tragic island.

Chorus:
I will see a day when nobody hurts.
I will see a day when we hurt too much.
No matter what they say I will keep on working.
Just because I don’t pray, doesn’t mean that I won’t see it in my day.

V2:
For almost 30 years
I’ve been on this earth.
I’ve never had the time
On my wrist or in my personal life.
It’s really not a crime
To love something intangible.
I follow it blind
It will lead me off this shrinking island.

Chorus:
I will see the day when nobody hurts.
I will see the day when we hurt too much.
No matter what they say we must keep on working.
Just because we don’t pray, doesn’t mean that we won’t see it in our days.

Days, Daze, Days, Daze, Days, Dazed?

Outro:
I know, I know
I’ve said it all before,
But I’m gone.
I know, I know, I know
I’ve said it all before
I’m gone, I’m sorry

I’m gone
Looking for You x4
Track Name: Caught Away
Caught Away:

V1:
I killed my ego.
I buried it below.
So far down it will never make it out
And if it does
You know I’ll be there to crush it.

I left my old place.
Erased my own face.
Wanted to hide out and lie,
Way down inside,
Never oh ever again to resurface.

I changed my first name.
Now I sign it with pain,
As the old me is found
I become food for the hounds
Piled up in mounds with my brothers and my sisters.

I traded my brain
For one that’s more sane.
I’ll try it like this
Eyes closed with balled fists
I swing at the world as away I am hurled

Chorus:
Into darkness not light
No rapture tonight
Were you caught away?
Were you caught away?

V2:
I shed my new skin.
I called up lost kin.
I thrashed on my hyde
For pity and pride
And next I’m astounded by my own dark side.

I think and lose track.
I speak and react.
For better or worse
For kisses, for curse
Deep down inside my own soul needs a nurse

Chorus:
Into darkness not light
No rapture tonight
Were you caught away?
Were you caught away?

Outro:
We will dine with the gods tonight. x2
In the morning we go,
In the morning we go home. x2
Track Name: Rocky Cliffs Below
Rocky Cliffs Below:

V1:
Walking home alone on the side of the road
Look over ledge onto the rocky cliffs below.
Straight down and fast, just like the last
Six months have been
My head buried in a hole.

Chorus:
It’s probably better we don’t, it’s probably better we don’t
It’s probably better that we don’t
Take this love any farther. x2

V2:
Alone after the show, scared away all of those
Who would’ve held my broken body on the shore.
I’m bleeding out, I’m full of doubt
Sand enters wound, on the rocky cliffs below.

Chorus:
It’s probably better we don’t, it’s probably better we don’t
It’s probably better that we don’t
Take this love any farther. x4
Track Name: About Two Months
About Two Months

V1:
Ask me do I regret it?
No…How Come?
Because ,I know that I felt it
Some…
It was, mostly,
All of my fault...
I’m sorry...
To have wasted your time on me.

Chorus:
Can we go back
About two months? x2

V2:
Can we
Ever get back there?
I’m not sure.
Should we start it all over?
To come to
Some sort
Of friendly agreement...
That will help to
Give up...
Some of our freedoms
For love.

Chorus:
Can we go back
About two months? x2
Track Name: Another New Sadness
Another New Sadness

V1:
So take this song
And let me leave here
You’ll still have this to go on
I’ll be in your ears
Allow to me to walk alone
Through all these years
Though memories of past times lear
I’ll shed no more tears.

Chorus:
So take this song x2

V2:
So take this song
And let me be here
I’ll scare away all your fears
And distill your tears
And know that I am so sincere
When I say,
“I want back those years!”
I’ll plod along and never fear
By stars I am steered.

Chorus:
So take this song x2