Instinct

by NIIC

Released 11/03/2014
Independent
Released 11/03/2014
Independent
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!
  • 04:17 Lyrics 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!

  • 04:17 Lyrics 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‚Ä®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

  • 04:25 Lyrics 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

  • 05:33 Lyrics 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!

  • 04:49 Lyrics 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

  • 04:09 Lyrics 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

  • 04:04 Lyrics 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

  • 04:21 Lyrics Incoherent

    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

  • 05:21 Lyrics 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!

  • 05:23 Lyrics 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 
    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

  • 04:19 Lyrics 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

  • 06:08 Lyrics 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