Hotelier, The - Soft Animal Lyrics




We were cloaked in the awning of night or early morning.
Through the headboard there's a flicker of light and light warning.
Sophie's on the bunk overhead reading Mary Oliver
While I lay still in my bed.

That's when I see you there.
Fawn doe, light snow.
Make me feel alive,
Make me believe that all my selves align.
Fawn, doe, light snow.
Spots on brown of white
Make me believe that it is all alright.

Your soft face pressed to the wilt,
First spring sunrise
Standing low on quivering stilts.
In attempting to keep you to stay
I am raising no alarm.
It is just us two alone.

Then I feel a sigh of wind, your raising eyes
The rolling fog that lets you hide
And I can hear the rustling as you go.
Oh, go slow.

Fawn, doe, light snow.
Make me feel alive.
Make me believe that I don't have to die.
Fawn, doe, light snow.
Spots on brown of white
Make me believe that there's a God sometimes.

The ring around your mother's heart
Grows saccharine then falls apart
And I can hear the rustling as you go.
You camouflaged or clearly seen
And nameless in the in-between
And I can hear the rustling as you go.

The firing of rifles off
The echo hits you hard enough
And I can hear the rustling as you go.
A soft and skittish self inside
Shines golden, opal, chrysolite
And I can feel the rustling as you go.
Oh, go slow.

A mob of voices harmonize
And tell me that you're not alive
But I can feel the rustling as you go.





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Hotelier, The Soft Animal Comments
  1. Caroline López-Martínez

    Companionship song for a lonely night

  2. Justin McCollum

    ❤️RIP Mary Oliver❤️

  3. lucton

    So good.

  4. hinnomiwis

    Could someone explain me the verses "The ring around your mothers heart grows saccharine then falls apart"?

    Manoel luthieri

    hi! great time there! well...l thought : perhaps the first signs of spring come in dew drops and brings the sweetness that all seek ... alo the earth, or the sun, or the moon...maybe! hugs! \O

  5. Stefarooh

    This ground has already been covered 1000x times before and way better back in the nineties when Counting Crows were parlaying this emo rock to far greater effect. Listened to the album on iTunes. Not a fan of it sorry!

  6. Virginia Martinez

    first time hearing this band, but I literally teared up at the chorus

  7. curedcoffee

    Pretty sure I can still see a penis in there somewhere

    Logtip

    yo just realized this album pic is a real nudist photo...epic!

  8. DearShithead

    "You do not have to be good.
    You do not have to walk on your knees
    For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
    You only have to let the soft animal of your body
    love what it loves."

    - Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

  9. Henry M

    the note at 2:30 my god...

  10. Robert Jones

    I've been sitting on this band for far too long apparently, that is if their other songs are even remotely as rad as this turned out to be. This song is ridiculous

    jsh020

    curious of what you think of the rest of the band as i assume youve checked them out in the past 8 months. Personally i find songs like piano player and among the wildflowers to be much better than this song.

  11. Alec Alec Alec

    Best band. You can keep pop punk. Give me this all day all week all year.

  12. Will H

    this is perfect

  13. Connor Chapman

    Album of the year. Calling it.

  14. Justin Morissette

    Holy fuck this is amazing. Didn't know what to expect. Can't wait for the rest.

  15. Ilan Haskel

    This is incredible.

  16. hussguy1990

    you guys made my aoty for 2014, I can only hope this is as good, so far it's even better

  17. MachineGun808s

    so good

  18. Sean Sutanto

    We were cloaked in the awning of night or early morning.
    Through the headboard there’s a flicker of light
    and light warning.
    Sophie’s on the bunk overhead reading Mary Oliver
    while I lay still in my bed.
    That’s when I see you there.
    Fawn doe, light snow.
    Make me feel alive,
    make me believe that all my selves align.
    Fawn, doe, light snow.
    Spots on brown of white
    make me believe that it is all alright.
    Your soft face pressed to the wilt,
    first spring sunrise
    standing low on quivering stilts.
    In attempting to keep you to stay
    I am raising no alarm.
    It is just us two alone.
    Then I feel a sigh of wind, your raising eyes
    a rolling fog that lets you hide
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    Oh, go slow.
    Fawn, doe, light snow.
    Make me feel alive.
    Make me believe that I don’t have to die.
    Fawn, doe, light snow.
    Spots on brown of white
    make me believe that there’s a God sometimes.
    The ring around your mothers heart
    grows saccharine then falls apart
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    You camouflaged or clearly seen
    and nameless in the in-between
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    The firing of rifles off
    the echo hits you hard enough
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    A soft and skittish self inside
    shines golden, opal, chrysolite
    and I can feel the rustling as you go.
    Oh, go slow.
    A mob a voices harmonize
    and tell me that your not alive
    but I can feel the rustling as you go.

    Logtip

    lyrics at an epicness spot far far away from mainstream clusterfuck songs just how i like

  19. ReturnDivided

    This album. My word this album is gonna be great. And those who have worked on it/heard it insist this is not even close to the best song on it. So hyped for Sun with how highly people have been regarding it.

    Alex Smith

    +ReturnDivided I saw them play Sun 3 times during their Australian tour and yeah its mental

  20. hinnomiwis

    Lyrics, please! This is fantastic.

    TheBlizzardStrike

    +hinnomiwis They're up on Bandcamp!

    hinnomiwis

    thank you :)

    Dcon

    +hinnomiwis taken from their bandcamp:
    We were cloaked in the awning of night or early morning.
    Through the headboard there’s a flicker of light
    and light warning.
    Sophie’s on the bunk overhead reading Mary Oliver
    while I lay still in my bed.
    That’s when I see you there.
    Fawn doe, light snow.
    Make me feel alive,
    make me believe that all my selves align.
    Fawn, doe, light snow.
    Spots on brown of white
    make me believe that it is all alright.
    Your soft face pressed to the wilt,
    first spring sunrise
    standing low on quivering stilts.
    In attempting to keep you to stay
    I am raising no alarm.
    It is just us two alone.
    Then I feel a sigh of wind, your raising eyes
    a rolling fog that lets you hide
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    Oh, go slow.
    Fawn, doe, light snow.
    Make me feel alive.
    Make me believe that I don’t have to die.
    Fawn, doe, light snow.
    Spots on brown of white
    make me believe that there’s a God sometimes.
    The ring around your mothers heart
    grows saccharine then falls apart
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    You camouflaged or clearly seen
    and nameless in the in-between
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    The firing of rifles off
    the echo hits you hard enough
    and I can hear the rustling as you go.
    A soft and skittish self inside
    shines golden, opal, chrysolite
    and I can feel the rustling as you go.
    Oh, go slow.
    A mob a voices harmonize
    and tell me that your not alive
    but I can feel the rustling as you go.

  21. JP Gurley

    chill as fuck

  22. ethan avrigean

    Who hurt you Christian, who....

    ethan avrigean

    To live, you don't understand why, it makes no sense to you, this need to get out of bed. It hurts, a lot. But you get up anyway.
    I think it is the process of understanding what it means to live, a plea for understanding, that this song invokes. A continuation of a person struggling to cope with loss. The mood of the music reminds me of a more impassioned early TWIABP

    Dcon

    +ReturnDivided Makes sense, in an interview Christian said that the experience of this album would be very "constant", that is compared to the rollercoaster of Home this album would be trying to evoke a sense of tranquility and peace. I think they've done an excellent job thus far

    Dcon

    +ethan avrigean Agree to disagree I suppose. He sounds pleading at parts like the chorus undoubtedly, but when he says "makes me believe that theres a god sometimes" I don't know how thats anything but positive, hopeful. It conveys that something has happened so wonderful or amazing that its sparked a belief in a higher power to someone who didn't believe. And just his tone in the verses is very....content, it's got a sort of longing but also a sense of satisfaction, especially when he says "I am raising no alarm, it is just us two alone" and of course in those words he's describing how he can feel the presence of his deceased friend. All in all I find this song very peaceful at the least, and something of a bookend to Home. In Home he was agonizing over loss and struggling to deal with the grief. Here, it seems like he's finally found peace. Your post was very articulate and thoughtful though and these things are always open to interpretation, thank you for sharing a different viewpoint, I found your words quite beautiful all the same.

    Dcon

    +ReturnDivided I love /r/emo btw, I'm a frequent visitor there

    Naher1mne1utub

    home was like breaking ur arm in a huge rage and pain impulse... then goodness is a painkiller relief in a hospital

  23. dingus cletus

    I need to hear this album

  24. Dale Larson

    So good

  25. Richard Jewell

    😍😍😍😍😍

  26. peter st

    Fantastic song by a great band, looking forward to the full length release in May
    Keep up the good work guys :')