Animal Instinct

by Jonny Couch

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1.
I can't believe you with my best friend You broke his heart and then you did his Brother, Brother And then you went ahead and left them I called you up but you were with a past Lover, Lover I did everything in my power To keep you from dancing with him Now I'm through I'll show you a new kind of cruel I hate to say that I'm offended But I'm afraid you're an impossible girl Girl I did everything in my power To keep you from dancing with him Now I'm through I'll show you a new kind of cruel You came to me at night (I held you) I made it all right (In my arms) I never lost my cool (Touching you) But you took me for a fool (You cried on my shoulder) You trusted me with many secrets In the blink of an eye Now they'll belong to the world The whole wide world I did everything in my power To keep you from dancing with him Now I'm through I'll show you a new kind of cruel I think about you every hour All the times I was there for you You know it's true I'll show you a new kind of cruel You came to me at night (I held you) I made it all right (In my arms) I never lost my cool (Touching you) But you took me for a fool (You cried on my shoulder) Well you came to me at night (Holding you) I made it all right (All night long) I never lost my cool (Watching you) But you took me for a fool (Cry on my shoulder) I did everything in my power To keep you from dancing with him Now I'm through I'll show you a new kind of cruel I think about you every hour All the times that I was there for you You know it's true I'll show you a new kind of cruel A new kind of cruel It's tragically cool And you're totally cruel...
2.
I give up I won’t plead innocent But no matter what I feel I was never an angel I thought you knew the deal With me You call me an animal So I offer my sympathy Because unfortunately I totally agree But you You were simply hard headed You know I won’t forget it But I surely will regret it Cause I don’t know where I’m headed No I don’t know where I’m headed Animal Instinct Won’t you show me where to go now I try to grow up But I’m still a child And no matter what you feel I still remember you Dancing in the wild With me You were such a delicate flower So I offer my sympathy Devil with a flower Flower with a devil But you You were simply hard headed You know I won’t forget it But I surely will regret it Cause I don’t know where I’m headed No I don’t know where I’m headed Animal Instinct Show me where to go now Animal Instinct Show me where to go now Cause I don’t know where I’m headed No I don’t know where I’m headed Animal Instinct Show me where to go now Animal Instinct Show me where to go now Cause I don’t know where I’m headed And you were simply hard headed And you know I won’t forget it But I surely will regret it Cause I don’t know where I’m headed No I don’t know where I’m headed Animal Instinct Show me where to go now Won’t you show me where to go now Won't you show me where to go now
3.
03:18
Haunting You Are Haunting Me Haunting You Are Haunting Me I don’t know why I see you laugh and I stop and stare You see me cryin’ I’m looking back and there’s nothing there But I see a light and it shine so bright It’s your spirit coming to haunt us - You were coming to haunt us Summer night And they’re telling me nothing is fair But I ain’t lyin’ Cause there was something in the air Was it Jesus Christ Or was it just your smile It’s your spirit coming to haunt us - You were coming to haunt us Ah Ah Spirit runs deep All the way to the bottom Ah Ah Spirit runs deeply Ooh in the summertime I feel it in the night time Oh it was a quiet time At the end of a life time How could I ever know that you were meant to go It’s your spirit coming to haunt us - You were coming to haunt us It’s your spirit coming to haunt us - You were coming to haunt us Ooh in the summertime I feel it in the night time Oh it was a quiet time At the end of a life time How could I ever know that you were meant to go How could I ever know that you were meant to go It’s your spirit (Haunting You Are Haunting Me) It’s your spirit (Haunting You Are Haunting Me) It’s your spirit (Haunting You Are Haunting Me) It’s your spirit (Haunting You Are Haunting Me)
4.
Let’s not and say we did he said Let’s not and say we did Then I’ll go drinkin’ alone she said Then I’ll go thinkin’ alone again Let’s not and say we did he said Let’s not and say we did Then I’ll go sleepin’ alone she said Then I’ll go dreaming alone again She’s lying awake in her anger She tries not to feel like a stranger He said Sorry honey but I really wanna touch the stars Sorry honey but I really wanna touch the sky It’s only something in my head and I swear I’ll try to find a way Sorry honey but I never meant to see you cry Well it’s two years later and I’m much stranger he said Let’s not pretend anymore she said Let’s not pretend any more She’s lying awake in her anger She tries not feel like a stranger He said Sorry honey but I really wanna touch the stars Sorry honey but I really wanna touch the sky It’s only something in my head and I swear I’ll try to find a way Sorry honey but I really wanna touch the stars Sorry honey but I really wanna touch the sky Sorry honey but I really wanna touch the sky Oh yeah Sorry honey but I never meant to see you cry
5.
True heart, true heart True heart, true heart True heart, true heart True heart, true heart Too hard to handle it all Too hard to handle baby Think about days when it was all right It's all a state of mind I think about ways I'm gonna break outta here It's just a state of mind State of mind This one Clearly ain't a winner Love life Ceases to exist Situation never gets better This time I'll change it all if I can True heart, true heart True heart, true heart True heart Keepin' me alive but True love Is always a killer The truth hurts More than a lie and I try to change it all if I can Think about days when it was all right It's all a state of mind I think about ways I'm gonna break outta here It's just a state of mind Maybe we can go on Even though I crossed that line I hope we can leave it all behind Think about days when it was all right It's all a state of mind I think about ways I'm gonna break outta here It's just a state of mind State of Mind Too hard to handle it all (Truth hurts, truth hurts) Too hard to handle baby (Truth hurts, truth hurts) Too hard to handle it all (Truth hurts, truth hurts) Too hard to handle baby (Truth hurts, truth hurts) True heart, true heart True heart, true heart (It's just a state of mind) True heart, true heart True heart, true heart (It's just a state of mind) Ah this is too hard to handle baby, I gotta break outta this state of mind

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There’s a classic moment in the title track to Jonny Couch’s first EP, “Animal Instinct", where he tells someone who’s called him out on his behavior, “You call me an animal so I offer my sympathy because unfortunately I totally agree.” It’s a haunting ballad with pulsating bass and vintage synth sounds topped by Couch’s vocal, which puts the song across with character and personality to spare. The sense of atmosphere puts me in mind of David Bowie’s work with Brian Eno and the words reward repeated spins. - Ed Masley (The Arizona Republic)

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released November 11, 2016

Jonny Couch: Vocals, Drums, Organ, Synths on all tracks
Peter Mavrogeorgis: Guitars, Bass, Additional Vocals on all tracks
Blake Olmstead Mavrogeorgis: Backing Vocals on Animal Instinct
Laiken M. Williams: Backing Vocals on State Of Mind
Engineered by Peter Mavrogeorgis
Assistant Engineers: Jaime Hernandez, Lucas Carpenter
Recorded at Dollhouse Productions, Savannah GA
Produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, New York NY
All Songs Written by Jonny Couch, Damaged Sofa Music
Copyright / Publishing 2016 by Damaged Sofa Music, BMI
Brenda Raquel Brand - Model
Jenni Calo - Wardrobe, Hair and Makeup
Kris Leenim - Wardrobe Stylist
Joseph Western - Photography
David Allen / Artrouble - Art Direction / Concept, Graphic Design

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Jonny Couch New York, New York

A former punk drummer, the Brooklyn-based Couch reinvented himself as a solo artist in 2016 via the shockingly strong Animal Instinct EP. Animal Instinct introduced the world to his soulful, synth-laced pop, earning him labels like "a Bryan Ferry pop crooner" (Louder Than War) and "unpolished and charming" (High Times). ... more

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