About

"Animal Instinct" is a song from Bury the Hatchet, the fourth album by The Cranberries, released on 19 April 1999. Bury the Hatchet was the Irish rock band's first album for three years. The hiatus was caused by vocalist Dolores O'Riordan taking time to recover from a breakdown after which she gave birth to her first child, Taylor. The Cranberries singer told The Independent that she credits Taylor for giving her the motivation to return to the recording studio. Said O'Riordan: "My son helped me get better. He made me happy. I wrote 'Animal Instinct' about him. I found my happiness again so I started singing again."

 

With lyrics by Dolores O'Riordan and music by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan, the song was released as a single on June 1, 1999. The CD-Single tracklist is:
1. Animal Instinct 3:31
2. Paparazzi On Mopeds 4:32
3. Ode To My Family (Live) 4:30
4. Salvation (Live) 2:38

 

Lyrics

Suddenly something has happened to me
As I was having my cup of tea
Suddenly I was feeling depressed
I was utterly and totally stressed
Do you know you made me cry
Do you know you made me die

And the thing that gets to me
Is you'll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I'll always be in doubt
It is a lovely thing that we have
It is a lovely thing that we
It is a lovely thing, the animal
The animal instinct

So take my hands and come with me
We will change reality
So take my hands and we will pray
They won't take you away
They will never make me cry, no
They will never make me die

And the thing that gets to me
Is you'll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I'll always be in doubt

The animal, the animal, the animal instinct in me
It's the animal, the animal, the animal instinct in me
It's the animal, it's the animal, it's the animal instinct in me

Guitar Tab

Em Am C
Suddenly something has happened to me
D
As I was having my cup of tea
Em Am C
Suddenly I was feeling depressed
D
I was utterly and totally stressed
Em Am C D
Do you know you made me cry
Em Am C D
Do you know you made me die

Em Am
And the thing that gets to me
C D
Is you’ll never really see
Em Am
And the thing that freaks me out
C D
Is I'll always be in doubt
Em Am C
It is a lovely thing that we have
D
It is a lovely thing that we
Em Am C
It is a lovely thing, the animal
D
The animal instinct

So take my hands and come with me
We will change reality
So take my hands and we will pray
They won't take you away
They will never make me cry, no
They will never make me die
And the thing that gets to me
Is you'll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I'll always be in doubt

The animal, the animal,
The animal instinct in me
It's the animal, the animal,
The animal instinct in me
It's the animal, it’s the animal,
It's the animal instinct in me x2

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