This Is a Test (EP)

by Spirit Animal (NY)

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Written and produced by Spirit Animal (Steve Cooper, Ronen Evron, Paul Michel, Cal Stamp). Recorded, mixed and produced by Danny Kalb. "Love Crime" mixed by Mark Williams. Mastering: Carl Saff. Additional Musicians: Kit Carlson, Andy Hunter, Mike Maher, Mike Smirnoff

Press: Joey Primero (joey@pressherepublicity.com) and Carleen Donovan (carleen@pressherepublicity.com)

Legal Representation: Elliot A. Resnick, Esq. at Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP

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released November 14, 2012

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Spirit Animal (NY) Brooklyn, New York

It might sound strange, but it takes some serious soul to discover rock music's spirit and an absolute animal to find its superhuman funk.  Luckily, the modern listener has Spirit Animal to turn to for all of the above.

The NYC-based band's EP, This Is a Test, masterfully melds decades of disparate elements in search of music at its most carnal, anthemic and party-ready.
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Track Name: Crocodile Skins
1. CROCODILE SKINS

QUESTION: Can you walk a mile in your crocodile skins?
QUESTION: When your mom's around, can you talk about men?

(ohhhh!) Do you dial it down? Try to smile around your friends?

SUGGESTION: Never dial it down, 'cause to dial it down is a sin.

Hey! You! Over there! Can you put in the pain? (x4)

QUESTION: Do you love yourself? Do you hate the weaklings?
QUESTION: Do you touch yourself more than on the weekends?

(ohhhh!) Are you lyin' now? Are you tryin' now to pretend?

SUGGESTION: Don't go lyin' now, you'll be lyin' down in the end.

Hey! You! Over there! Can you put in the pain? (x4)

QUESTION: Can you walk a mile in your crocodile skins? Can you put in the pain?

QUESTION: When your mom's around, can you talk about men? Can you put in the pain?

QUESTION: Are you lyin' now? Are you tryin' now to pretend? Can you put in the pain?

SUGGESTION: Don't go lyin' now, you'll be lyin' down in the end. Can you put in the pain?
Track Name: Love Crime
I guess you didn't notice
We're not okay
I don't wanna be in love
I don't wanna be in love this way.

Comin' in to focus
I see in your eye
You don't know the feeling of
You don't know the feeling I have inside.

One way lover
Tick tock, do you want more time?
Or do I need your lovin' (hope not) more than you need mine?

Got a lotta questions
I don't wanna ask
'Cause you never know what answer might
Never know what answer might be the last.

I gave all I had to give
That became what I was asked to give away
Your conviction, ooh, it's grave
It's a love crime, and love crime does not pay.

In case you didn't notice
I'm not your slave
I don't wanna be in love
I don't wanna be in love that way.

Going through the motions
Like everything's fine
You don't know the meaning of
You don't know the meaning of you and I.

One way lover
Tick tock, do you want more time?
Or do I need your lovin' (hope not) more than you need mine?

Don't even gotta wonder
There's somebody else
Woulda been better off
I'da been better off by my self.

And I gave all I had to give
That became what I was asked to give away
Your conviction, ooh, it's grave
It's a love crime
You'd do hard time
I should have you locked away.

And I gave all I had to give
That became what I was asked to give away
Your conviction, ooh, it's grave
It's a love crime, and love crime does not pay.
Track Name: Lead!
This is a test.
This will always be a test.
This is a test, at last, that you can't pass.
At least this is a test.

This is NOT for the kids.
This IS for the kids with kids.
Have you noticed that the kids without kids think less of the kids with kids?
I know I did!

Keyboards. Magazines. AND LEAD!

This is a text.
Heck, this must be a text.
It's not even spelled correct.
It's not even auto-correct.

This is not art.
Christ on a cross, I hope this is not art.
If this is art...it's just a start...and planning?
That's the nasty part!

Leadership. Magazines. AND LEAD!
Track Name: Age of Advice
You're not alone
We're all alike
Just be yourself, get some help
It's the age of advice

Please take your seats
But think on your feet
Watch what you eat, vote for me
I've got kids and a wife

Live for today
'Til death do us part
It is what it is, plead the fifth
Tit for tat, have a heart....

Have a heart.

How can you say only God knows?
How can you say it's not our fault?
I'd have to say we're the Cardinals...of Sin
And everybody's gonna chime in...

Say what you will
Things fall apart
Pencil me in
Here take my card

You get what you give
But you'll take what you get
Eye for an eye
Arm and a leg

Ready to die
I feel so alive
Tiny white lie after tiny white lie-ie-ie...

Tiny white lie.

How can you say only God knows?
How can you say it's not our fault?
I'd have to say we're the Cardinals...of Sin
And everybody's gonna chime in...

Rain or shine
All the best

Talk is cheap
Put in your time
Pay your respects

Good things come
to those wait

Life gives you lemons, and you make lemonade.
Track Name: WTF
We Talk Fine.
With no hesitation.
We walk fine.
There's no trepidation.

And I'm feelin' like we speak too slow,
Feelin' like we creep too slow,
Feelin' we could sleep tight and I want you to know.
Yeah, know.

Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
No time to dance around the dance now
No time to dance around the dance now
Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
No time to dance around the dance now,
Dance NOW.

You're gonna give it to me.

And I'm feelin' like we speak too slow,
And I'm feelin' like we creep too slow,
And I'm ready for ya, ready for ya,
And I want you to know.
Yeah, know.

Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
No time to dance around the dance now
No time to dance around the dance now
Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
Na-na-na, na-n-na-nuh nah, yeah.
No time to dance around the dance now,
Dance NOW.

You're gonna give it to me.