Instinct

by NIIC the Singing Dog

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JULIA: Good morning Philadelphia, this is Julia Mysgyer with today's top stories. The skies were ablaze last night after a freak accident at the Onico Powerplant in North Jersey. Witnesses say the light pollution above Newark was astronomical. Although there have been no reports of death or serious injury, there have been numerous sightings of - and Mark please correct me if I am reading this wrong - numerous reports of a "giant green dog" running around the city. We'll have more details coming up on the big green dog right after the break.
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Instinct 04:16
Stand back I'm breaking loose, gonna make a run for the hills Stand back Coming in fast, and you won't know what gave ya chills Get back Claws are all out and they're ready for the kill It’s time The night’s on, moon’s up And the world’s unravelling Now do you hear the call? There's a power deep down below And we're letting it take control We're gonna unleash it all 'Cause when your heart starts racing A force breaks from within It is It’s the instinct! Feel that drum beat stomp in your shoes Yeah 'cause this is the instinct Feel that break dance work through your moves Yeah 'cause this is the instinct Feel the moonlight commandeer you Show me what that is Let me hear you roar *ROAR* Yeah roar *ROAR* Now you're *YOU'RE* Giving into the instinct I'm back New and improved, from the fire burning in my soul I’m back And accurate, when I take aim you’re gonna know It’s that Time of the night you can go hard or you’ll go home Let’s go Night’s on, moon’s up And it’s all ours, grab it, Now let me hear that call! ‘Cause the clock’s run out of time And there’s nothing beyond the night Yeah we're not gonna fall 'Cause when your heart starts racing A force commands you with It’s the instinct! Feel that drum beat stomp in your shoes Yeah 'cause this is the instinct Feel that break dance work through your moves Yeah 'cause this is the instinct Feel the moonlight commandeer you Show me what that is Let me hear you roar *ROAR* Yeah roar *ROAR* Now roar! *ROAR* Now give in! I don’t know if it’s delusion from that bright side of the moon Or an instinctual darkness trying to take me under too All I’m asking’s that you never fight the animal in you 'Cause there’s a beast inside that’s far long overdue It’s the instinct!
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It’s how we do Stomping feet to make our own beat It’s how we do Hips that swing, we’re doing our thing It’s how we do A brand all ours, a style with powers It’s how we do It’s how we do Breaking away and getting insane It’s how we do Owning the day and running the night It’s how we do Start with the street and end with the world It’s how we do Hit it! Playing for keeps We take to the streets And dance It’s how we do Running this city Everybody with me now It’s how we do Can I get “yeah” Let me hear a “yeah” Everybody “yeah” It’s how we do All the girls and the boys C’mon let’s make some noise It’s how we do It’s how we do Pumping these speakers, dancing in sneakers It’s how we do Lighting on fire, taking us higher It’s how we do Opening ears and letting out fears It’s we do It’s how we do Making the planet dance with the Sun It’s how we do Tearing down walls and letting in love It’s how we do
Start with one voice and end with a choir It’s how we do Yeah can you feel it? The bass and the rhythm of these streets The beat in our hearts, all of ours, we’re dancing under the same stars Galactic spotlights and we’re the stage Each race and face we all live in the same place We’re all part of the show, even though, we think we’re from different worlds, But you know, there’s only one rock. And we need to rock it! C’mon, let this green dog show ya how. Yeah! Stomp your feet, feel the beat. Everyone to the streets! Playing for keeps We take to the streets And dance It’s how we do Running this city Everybody with me now It’s how we do Can I get “yeah” Let me hear a “yeah” Everybody “yeah” It’s how we do All the girls and the boys C’mon let’s make some noise It’s how we do Dreams that won’t sleep Songs that run deep To skies above Crying out for love Souls intertwined Dancing in time One world, one song There all along Old lands, new sounds In tandem now Many paths, one street Different hearts, one beat Thundering screams In synchrony These feet, our hands One voice, our band It’s how we do Singing this song and turning love on It’s how do Making our hearts beat in synchrony It’s how we do Taking the lights and sounds from all around And making a song of Love! Take to the streets! Playing for keeps We take to the streets And dance It’s how we do Running this city Everybody with me now It’s how we do Can I get “yeah” Let me hear a “yeah” Everybody “yeah” It’s how we do All the girls and the boys C’mon let’s make some noise It’s how we do Playing for keeps We take to the streets And dance It’s how we do Running this city Everybody with me now It’s how we do Can I get “yeah” Let me hear a “yeah” Everybody “yeah” It’s how we do All the girls and the boys C’mon let out your voice All the girls and the boys Let’s make love our choice All the girls and the boys C’mon let’s make some noise It’s how we do It’s how we do
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We are warriors We are fighters Try to drown us But we’re still getting higher No we don’t sweat bullets we give ‘em Gonna get back on this horse when we’re finished Try and chew us up Try and spit us out But you’ll never come close You’ll be eating rocks Cause we only sing anthems we’ve written And tonight this is our new beginning Turn up the black light Bass pumping all night Time to ignite it’s time to take it all We’re not the Lonely Hearts We are the Warriors This is our fight yeah we’re taking back control We’re taking back the night, ah ah ah We’re taking back the night, ah ah ah We are unbreakable We are survivors And we’re not moving As the flames get higher No we don’t sweat bullets we give ‘em Gonna get back on this horse when we’re finished Hear our battle cry Hear our thunder Won’t be no white flags You won’t take us under Cause we only sing anthems we’ve written And tonight this will be our new beginning East coast whiskey dreams Can you feel it Rooftop galaxies Breathe it in yeah Wide heart vacancies Can you feel it Choir hymns of screams Let it in yeah Brimming energies Can you feel it Breaking at the seams Can you feel it Transcontinent teams Can you feel it Take by any means
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I’m coming to take you home Back to this land of ours I don’t know why you wanted to go Far from this land of ours I may be wrong but all I know’s You’ll miss this land of ours Yeah, I’m coming to take you home Back to this land of ours What can I do to change your mind Back to this land of ours? Where those fire pits light the skyline Here in this land of ours Where in the shacks we live like kings Yeah in this home of ours Where our voices shake these rooftops Because this land is ours! Where fire pits light the skyline Because this land is ours! Where in shacks we live like kings Because this land is ours! Where our voices shake these rooftops Because this land is ours! Shining lighters that can beat the stars Because this land is ours! Oh why did you wanna go Far from this land of ours A new number, new name, new life Far from this land of ours What can I do to change your mind About this land of ours I know one day you’ll wanna come home Back to this land of ours I’m coming to take you home Back to this land of ours Where the highways cannot find us Over in this land of ours Where the mountains keep us secret Here in this land of ours Far away from the neon and stone Oh why did you have to go I’m wondering Fill me in Cause on a whim Seems as if you woke up and packed your bags I don’t get why Please clarify Oh, was it I who did you wrong and put you on the brink? Of misery Insanity I didn’t mean All I wanted was you and all of you But still I’m guessing Are you’re testing? If so I’ve learned my lesson Come back to this land of ours I’m coming to take you home (Back to this land of ours) Where those fire pits light the skyline (Here in this land of ours) Where in the shacks we live like kings (Yeah in this home of ours) Where fireflies paint the heavens (Here in this land of ours) Far from the neon and stone (Back to this land of ours) Where the highways cannot reach us (Over in this land of ours) Where the mountains keep us secret (Yeah in this home of ours) We need your voice to shake these rooftops Yeah let your voice help shake these rooftops Let’s go! Where fire pits light the skyline Because this land is ours! Where in shacks we live like kings Because this land is ours! Where our voices shake these rooftops Because this land is ours! Shining lighters that can beat the stars Because this land is ours!
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Your love is in my head Oh oh oh oh oh oh When I’m alone in bed Oh oh oh oh oh oh It’s like a song repeating My heart is on the ceiling And I need you here with me to bring me back down Your love is all I want Oh oh oh oh oh oh It gets me fired up Oh oh oh oh oh oh I’m on another planet When you’re holding my hand and This love’s a one-way ticket We’re not coming home. Kick it! Kick up the track and kill these lights We’re throwing down in a black-out night Quit trying to see. No end in sight Give in to that bass. We’re going blind. Yeah now it’s time to bring this up a notch We’re taking over the night watch You and me we’re breaking all the rules Breaking hearts, off the charts Oh wee oh Yeah we’re feeling alright and I think tonight could use a little excitement Oh wee oh ‘Cause your love is my lightning Give me your hand and help me turn up this night yeah (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) Your love’s like lightning (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) Hey are we going home tonight? No, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no Nah we ain’t going home tonight! Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Your love’s like static shock Oh oh oh oh oh oh Want ya to crank it up Oh oh oh oh oh oh Because your love’s electric Can’t shake it I’m addicted You’ve got my heart infected and I need more Your love it’s on my lips Oh oh oh oh oh oh Your IV in my wrist Oh oh oh oh oh oh Your love it keeps me burning I’m not recovering If you’re a sickness I don’t want the cure so Keep up the shots and gin on rocks Disturb the peace, outrun the cops We’re the running this city through our sound Now crank up that bass ‘cause it’s our town. Yeah now it’s time to bring this up a notch We’re taking over the night watch You and me we’re breaking all the rules Breaking hearts, off the charts Oh wee oh Yeah we’re feeling alright and I think tonight could use a little excitement Oh wee oh ‘Cause your love is my lightning Give me your hand and help me turn up this night yeah (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) Your love’s like lightning (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) (Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh) Hey are we going home tonight? No, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no Nah we ain’t going home tonight! Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Woah, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
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This is the end The door won’t open again Another key falls off the chain The best of enemies part ways Better than we did today Some goodbyes you shouldn’t say The white flag was raised But they shot it down in flames And let the ashes rain fire But you’re dressed in white Because the darkner the night Means the brighter your light Can shine on through You gotta brush yourself off Pick up the pieces Dust yourself Get off your knees and Brush yourself off Forget your weakness Say your peace and Brush yourself Pick up the pieces Dust yourself Find what you need and Send yourself off Off on your way then Say your piece and begin again Back two steps and forward three Raise a new flag, alert the calvary Because the battle’s far from over Nothing ever stays the same Last year’s fail is this year’s fame Uncertainty is always certain They may have locked all thier doors And barred every stain-glass window We’ll make our own way through the darkness Because you’re dressed in white And the darker the night Means the brighter your light Can shine on through
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Need a minute of your time While the moment’s mine, gotta find How I’m gonna tell you That the two of us, you and me We’re the best team And we’ve got no competition It’s true Me and you We’re the Bonny & Clyde, Two of a kind, Yeah the dynamic duo around Enemy of the state, too late Better pray Cause the both of us run this whole town Wouldn’t You agree That our world comes alive The stars in the sky all align When we’re together And the thunder is rolling Heavens are storming when life Tries to separate us But they can’t keep this apart Don’t they know We’re the best thing, very best thing I’ll attest it, the very best thing That could happen to this planet Yeah I swear it Oh, don’t you know We’re the best thing, very best thing No contesting, the very best thing And we won’t be taken for granted Now take my hand and Let’s rule the world Yeah we’re The best thing that happened! Now I’m thinking how it’d be Without you and me, I don’t know What this world would look like Would the planet keep spinning People living If so, I bet it wouldn’t be the same It’s true Without me and you I bet that sky would be green Birds would live in the sea And the mountains would be flipped upside down And the sun, the moon, and the stars They’d be around at all hours The rooster wouldn’t know when to sing But what if We we’re still here Yeah we’d take back it all Right every wrong, here we are And we’re gonna save the world Birds back in the sky, Mountains upright, you and I Just the way it all should be ‘Cause this world needs you and me Yeah, don’t they know
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I walk this brick road as a loner With no one here it sure feels colder Along here my voice travels for hours And yet it is the only one that sounds I beckon for the trees to talk back To whisper signs that I am not daft To show me that my song’s not in vain To show me that somebody listens Oh can you hear me Oh can you understand Oh are you listening When I say Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo These won’t make sense to you But if you only knew Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo What else is there left to do So these words make sense to you? Tell me that you feel the same way Like you’re in your own town and nobody knows your name Yeah you’re in a house that should house you well Though you know you’d much better off in Hell. So you bolt right out your door and you never look back Never look back, but you always look back And a woman with your eyes says “Why daughter why?” Then you cry, then you cry, then you cry: Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo These words don’t hold their truth When no one understands you Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo What else is there left to do Before... Bullets may fall before the pen But I won’t miss again Whose words will stay in the end And which will lie with their dead? I will show you what I mean Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo Bee Sae Bai Rah Bah Doo These words, they hold their truth Now that you’ll hear them too These days, lies top the truth These days, lies crop the youth We lay eyes at the moon And pray The Sky’s not the roof We pray The Sky’s not the roof We pray The Sky’s not the roof We pray The Sky’s not the roof We pray The Sky’s not the roof
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My Friends 05:21
Hey, ya heard the word on the street Friends be watching you, and they don't miss a beat Hey, ya heard the news on the block Friends looking for you, and you're gonna get caught Why'd you break this heart of mine? Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah If you hated my love you should've said so Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah Sorry you've done and waste my time Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah Cause when my friends find out you'll need to go Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah Start your running, lace up those shoes You're done when my friends hear the news 'Cause with friends like mine You won't make it out alive Think that you'll toy with hearts this way? Not if they have anything to say Mess with me, yeah go and make my day But I wouldn't stick around 'cause My friends they're the toughest kids around It's all ours when they're back in town Ain't no enemies with messed up friends like these Keep one eye open when you sleep My friends do time in every state The feds won't even look us straight Ain't no enemies with messed up friends like these Let's light it up, a-light it up, up, crew! Why's a bruise right below your eye? Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah I don't know where that's from but it serves you right Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah Looks like karma throws a nasty punch Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah But I hear it gets worse, yeah, the longer you stick around Gai Yah Yah Mah Go Go Wah Start your running, lace up those shoes You're done when my friends hear the news 'Cause with friends like mine You won't make it out alive No remorse, and there's no parlay When my friends come out to play "I told you so"'s what I'm gonna say If you don't get out now 'cause My friends they're the toughest kids around It's all ours when they're back in town Ain't no enemies with messed up friends like these Keep one eye open when you sleep My friends do time in every state The feds won't even look us straight Ain't no enemies with messed up friends like these Let's light it up, a-light it up, up, crew! Hey, ya heard the word on the street Friends be watching you, and they don't miss a beat Hey, ya heard the news on the block Friends looking for you, and you're gonna get caught Ya heard bout the kids who gave us smack? Well our friends they taught em to never talk back Ya heard about the kids getting in our face? Well our friends they always put em in their place My friends be my friends be the toughest kids around Yeah they are Yeah they are My friends they're the toughest kids around It's all ours when they're back in town Ain't no enemies with messed up friends like these Keep one eye open when you sleep My friends do time in every state The feds won't even look us straight Ain't no enemies with messed up friends like these Let's light it up, a-light it up, up, crew!
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Play with me a game my child One with a single rule but that won't be easy Find a match for this heart of mine A synchronized cornerstone to fill the void in me All you have to do is just embark On a lonely drawn-out quest for my Own reconstruction And the path may tire and fight you back as you wander farther and farther onward (rememb to do Eb) Ooo Ooo But the road is not the hardest part it's my heart Because a match for me is to match the snowflakes My heart it beats an unusual time An unorganized fractal complexity Can you hear the tempo in my chest Fluctuating flutters with their own methodical madness No it's not sort of beat to lead All the choirs of angels' symphonies But all I need's someone else's heart All I need's just one human spark All I need is someone's redemption, perfection, to fix the puzzle I will wait I will wait For your heart to find mine I will wait I will wait If it means for all time I will wait I will wait For your heart to find mine I will wait I will wait If it means for all time I will wait Play with me a game, my child Find me the broken-beat heart of whom I speak of I know it sounds like a doomed request But I feel it's there, that heart, to fill the void in me It's another beat that finds my ear Beyond lakes, and mountains, traveling wide, to hypnotize me But it's only echoes ringing in my head Oh if only, the heart, the owner could be right here beside me Cause all I need is that person's heart All I need is their human spark All I need is one last redemption, perfection, to fix the puzzle I will wait I will wait For your heart to find mine I will wait I will wait If it means for all time I will wait I will wait For your heart to find mine I will wait I will wait If it means for all time I will wait Oh I will wait Oh I will wait For your heart to find mine Oh I will wait Oh I will wait If it means for all time Oh I will wait oh I will wait For your heart to find mine I will wait I will wait If it means for all time I will wait I will wait, my heart it will wait
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Our March 04:19
Darling your head is spinning The trains down below move slower than you do I know there's weakness in forgiving But the world up above's doing all it can for you Keep still, lay your hands 'side the corners of my chest Let them feel my tranquil heart, Make my steady beat your own For you will find solace once the panicking subsides And your voice comes back to life Now that fear has lost control Tell me, what’s the use in cowarding, submitting to defeat When the answer lies just ahead, and your world’s an easy fix Tell me, why give up the journey when you’ve yet to tie your shoes Saddle up, fasten in, and we’re ready to begin our march We march To the beat of the drum in our hearts We march On a path that will end in the stars It's our life It's our time And we fly Higher than skies will allow And we're proud Oh Oh Oh And we march on March on, down this road, as it winds unevenly Under twilight, sun and moon Over rough and jagged brick And we will, reach the end, not today but one day soon Where we’ll rest our weary heads And we’ll call that place our home In the meantime, I will find a way to keep this fire alive Though I’m not one for promises, I’m quite the fan of dreams ‘Cause there’s no point in the finish line if you won’t believe at all Saddle up, fasten in, and we’re all continuing our march We march On the thundering winds of our song We march To the beat in our hearts all along It's our life It's our time And we fly Higher than skies will allow And we're proud Oh Oh Oh We march Darling, come on, the crowds are waiting It’s time now for the march, and we need you with us There’s no turning back, a new life’s up ahead We can face this together, lock your arm in mine And we’ll march
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Count the stars in the sky Each its own lullaby Half are already dust Symbols of wanderlust Every light up there’s got its own clock, yes I know But I don’t mind ‘Cause your love takes me far from this rock, far from time With your hand in mine Just don’t let go Racing hearts, racing minds Faster than dragonflies Fairy tales, wishing wells Can’t compete with Love’s spell When together our hearts they ignite, and we fly Beyond the stars If this moment is all that we’ve got, do or die We’ll make it ours Because all I need Is you with me Till the music stops Oohh Oohh Stay here with me Till the music stops Oohh Oohh Lay here with me Stay here with me Till the music stops I could fall, I could die I could never say goodbye Time controls, Time consumes Time’s a fight I’ll gladly lose Because every sand in that glass, I want with you And I don’t mind If tomorrow this dream it collapsed, as long as I Have your hand in mine Just don’t let go Take the leap, dive with me Into Time’s deceptive stream Currents string us along Through the tempos of Life’s song And I haven’t the slightest clue where the water leads But it led me to you Yeah let Time do just what it wants, all I want is you To face it with me Because all I need Is you with me Till the music stops Oohh Oohh Stay here with me Till the music stops Oohh Oohh Lay here with me Stay here with me Till the music stops Needle on vinyl’s edge Final revolutions Stay with me, here and now ‘Till the music’s over Promise me when it stops We’ll still have our hands locked When Silence takes over us We’ll still hear the last word LOVE Because every sand in that glass, I want with you And I don’t mind If tomorrow this dream it collapsed, as long as I Have your hand in mine

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The Singing Dog is back for another full-length album! Thundering rhythms, unique harmonies, and powerful vocals make this collection of Pop tracks a force to be reckoned with. Give in to the instinct!

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released November 3, 2014

Music & Lyrics © 2014 Kyle J. McCarthy (ASCAP)

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NIIC the Singing Dog Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Indie dance music delivered by a one-dog band! Dynamic, hometown vocals of this green dog, backed by an energetic, electro-rock beatscape. It's music for the party animals!

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