Animal

by Handsome Midnight

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    We're back with our sophomore album, Animal. We decided to brighten up our catalog with brighter, louder tracks you can easily dance to, or bob your head to in the car. Featuring 11 tracks of new original alt rock music, and 1 bonus track cover of It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).

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1.
Near to You 02:28
Wish I could let you closer to me Wish I could let myself open to you But I’ll stop the door from close’n Exposed and in the open Up front, I rarely wrote a song for you I’m sorry for all I put you through Consider this a back log apology For all the moments we’ll never see So many nights with you alone in bed Excuses left to fill my head Chasing a dragon labeled “E” What the hell is the matter with me? Oh, I’m just a selfish freak With too much left to do My resolve is concrete I have to change my tune- Me out when I am weak And bit off more than I can chew I’ve never been complete Unless I’m near to you I know you’ve had an axe to grind But I hope to give you piece of mind I’ll supply the stone you’re grinding And present my neck for finding The perfect end to a perfect day Is spent with you in any way Till death there is no other one Except for you cause' you have none
2.
Animal 04:05
Whatever will get you in the mood Will have to do, because there’s nothing left to prove Never think’n about the consequence A house divided by false innocence You say that there’s no other way There’s only one book you read that tells you what to say But you can’t ignore the ape you are Amazing that you can’t see your light is from a star You’re just an animal Who’s afraid of his own shadow Just go and chase your tail While I cut your meat and swallow You’re just an animal So where do your intentions lie? You hide your faith in a gang with goals that you once undermined This house of cards will soon crash down It’s in, your hands now But we are ready with an axe real soon to come replace your crown You went and let this go to your head You went and let this go---- You went and let this go to your head You went and let this go to your head You’re just an animal Who’s afraid, who’s afraid You’re just an animal
3.
Falling Down 03:12
It’s soft and heavy in the dark Easy to get lost- When you don’t pay attention to the clocks But they don’t understand They’ve all gone insane Left alone While I plot my pain Falling down Scattered remnants all around Who’s to blame? Another head sick guessing game It’s always you Take it like a grenade in your side You'll live on Never mind your heart flayed on the lawn It’s been months in a lonely hell All my past acquaintance gone They stopped reading all I say But a small part of me Knows what is really happening All but dead Deaf from all the ringing
4.
Shadows try to box me in As the new plot shall begin Slipping through I’m glad I never lied to you Cutting through your bedroom veil With my blade to no avail Your iron curtain keeps you misaligned This is where you tell the truth This is where you give your word Preparing now to share my world If it’s the last lie I’ve ever heard This is where we play the part That you never broke my heart But honestly I’ll never know This is where you tell the truth I think I’ve heard this all before In another life of darkened words I’m so tired of hearing that you want to sleep I can promise you, if you want me to We can end this all before night is through Live to see another day, another night, without you here
5.
Been Around 02:58
I’ve been around I’ve been around for you I’ve been around been around I walk along on broken feet To see what kind of trouble that I can meet Cause I do not Trust you I meditate on another life As I balance on a hot steel knife But it burns me And I'm slipping I look around I thought that I would see it com’n But I was blind And now I know you’re really runn’n Said this was forever and meant it But you snuck out with little left to salvage My trust has left me hanging in the open But as I told you once before I’m not close’n any doors I strike a patch of broken glass I thought at least you had some class It’s consuming This feeling Follow blood dripped down the street To the darkness where we both can meet Can you find me? By the black tree You look around And thought that you would see it com’n I heard a bird And now you know why I was runn’n
6.
SUCCUBUS 04:31
There’s a name for The creature that you are Who creeps along the alley Till you’ve found your prey at large Pull your hair back See him standing there You tell him what to think Until he buys you your next drink Work your way in Till he trusts in you A fiendish sexy parasite Will ruin you with sin S-U-C-C-U-B-U-S That’s what you are Everything you do Just leads to a mess Sometimes it’s on your dress S-U-C-C-U-B-U-S That’s what you are When I met you I was a novice to The twisted ways some use their frame To get what they don’t earn Just a year in I did not recognize The person I’d become Would be the one that I’d despise Just being around you Makes me ill Or a lesser man To take a pill Your true intentions Are clear to me Self-righteous wants Of make believe You’d burn a house To light a cigarette Oh how the greed Makes you so wet I’d tell the world To watch their step But even the needy Soon forget
7.
Color Purple 03:02
Hey there, little thing I see that you like to dance In your tight thing, with the point being How we’re all in a trance Hey there, little mama In your tight short jeans Though you’ve been on the scene A new feeling it screams If you know what I mean But you know what I really want to do Just hang out, fell the heat between me and you And in the evening Snuggled all cozy tight Watch a little movie A little pop corn Get you feeling alright Hey now, little mama Keep your hands under here You have nothing fear So just finish your beer And make the rabbit appear Color Purple, I love you Color Purple And I’m reminded every little way When I twist you please don’t turn away (But now you have gone away) But I know what you really want to do Just hang out feel the heat between me and you Color Purple, I love you Color Purple And I’m reminded every little way When I twist you please don’t turn away You salute me every single day (And now you are here to stay)
8.
Analyze how you spend your day Take all your time someone else get laid Your money’s gone since you’ve been paid This seems to be the common way You stop and ask yourself, “Is this all that you wanted to be?” A slave to modern society You find a way to dull the pain Whoa, the week is over And all the work is done Make plans to get hung-over Until we see the sun Get heat coming through the door Because he’s seen those eyes before It’s been some years since he’s cut loose His jealousy is a pre-tied noose You stop and ask your boss “Is this all that you wanted to be?” Come out tonight and just rock with me And throw away your dignity Oh no I think I’m caught Oh oh I'll take a shot Live on, your time is wasted If you think there is a sure reward For being under appreciated With your back against the wall you made but blame Cutting down your honest friends With the Conspiracy that you create You’ll regret your youth in hell
9.
Phoenix 02:31
Take this rose that's at it's end Plant its seed so it can grow again So it is with you and me Letting go so we can let it be We rise with the tide Higher sometimes Than we're prepared to be What's the point of settling down If settling down just means that- We'll never be free We'll never be free Take these lives where we pretend Cut the tumor till we're clean again Always the same as we grow old Needless dreams that we are- Slavers for Just like the phoenix We rise from our graves Burn it down till we're all saved Let's hope this ends up in spades Take this rose that's at its end Cut the tumor till it's clean again Always the same with you and me Needless dreams that we are- Slavers for
10.
Deep down Been beat down You found my putty heart And made it to a shape unique From what I’ve been a part of On the surface You can’t cure this A bach’lor of simple truth But you opened up a world to me And cut open my noose With a ring Such a simple thing Stopping me from rolling Now I can’t control it Say wha-oooooooooo Say wha-oooooooooo I’ve been running For a long time From what I needed most When my legs locked up I found myself With such a lovely host Now I see you And I need you I hope you need me too Like a fires need the oxygen I’m burning up near you Onto truth Under a new roof I see our life unfolding Now I just can’t hold it Say wha-oooooooooo Say wha-oooooooooo It may not be a storied life But I promise I will make the time I give you everything that’s mine If you was to stand up here and shout it loud
11.
Travesty 03:24
I’ll have this drink for you If you're brave enough to follow through This ultimatum you’ve given me Has shown a hole where your heart used to be Around the corner There’s a bar That is where my intentions are And my best friend My guitar Has taught me how to show you what you really are Caught in your travesty Making a choice of Who I’d rather be With you or with one who Cares enough for me But you are un-moving Sayonara, she- Will watch me leaving To choose between my friends And a relationship with bitter ends You make this choice so easy Stick with you and I’ll feel sleazy Hey there, girly Look at what you put me through Hey there, girly You know I want to dance Hey there, girly I think I've had enough
12.

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We are happy to present our second full album, breaking to more personal songwriting, with a beat you can move your feet to.

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released April 25, 2015

Tracks 1 through 11 written and produced by Handsome Midnight.
Tracks 2, 9, 10, and 11 recorded & mixed by Mike Byrne of Transient Audio with the assistance of Wilson Reinke. Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 recorded & mixed by Jeff Blesener of Handsome Midnight. It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe. Copyright Warner-Tamerlane Pub Corp. Mastered by Bruce Templeton of Magneto Mastering in Minneapolis, MN. Logo by Ben Schuster. Album design by Steven Rhoden.

We would like to dedicate this album to some of the most important people in our lives: Kelly Rhoden, Jill Blesener, Jennifer Broden, Dr Maria Simmons, Peter Rhoden, Evelyn Broden, and Baby Simmons.

We must also extend thanks to many people for helping us realize this project, including: Ben Brueland, Eli Prottengeier, Aaron Giese, Tom Maddox, Lindsay Anderson, Jen & Patrick Crawford, The Broden Family, Bill-Laurie-Jerad-Dana Simmons, John Flanagan, Chris Welsh, Brad Tracy, Josh Schneider, Justin Schleppenbach, Herb & Peggy Rhoden, Ben Schuster, Theresa Kurtz, Russell Miles, Tiffany Beamer, The Bleseners, The Buffies, The 400 Bar, The Driftwood Char Bar, REM, and all our fans and families.

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Handsome Midnight Minneapolis, Minnesota

Formed in early 2011, each member had already been a part of the scene for over a decade, with focus on a live show that performed as strongly as their album.

Alternative rock with class, in the vein of Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, and Weezer. Handsome Midnight focuses on relevant topics, and an engaging live show that can be enjoyed on a large festival stage, or a classic rock’n roll venue
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