Instinct

by NIIC the Singing Dog

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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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Track Name: Breaking News with Julia Meisgeier
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.
Track Name: Instinct
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!
Track Name: It's How We Do
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
Track Name: We're Taking Back the Night
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
Track Name: This Land is Ours
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!
Track Name: Not Going Home Tonight
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
Track Name: Brush Yourself Off
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
Track Name: The Best Thing That Happened
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
Track Name: Incoherent (Bee Sae Bai)
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
Track Name: My Friends
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!
Track Name: Jack of Hearts
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
Track Name: Our March
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
Track Name: Till the Music Stops
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