Hyena

by The Foxtooth

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lyrics

People around here
Are like a pack of hyenas
They're always smiling 
Smiling and sniffing around
Searching for the soft parts
The low hanging fruit
The non-speaking parts
Come to the audition baby
Dressed in a hyena suit

And Pacoima was a bust
But could it have been any other way
Scrap metal strip clubs
Drinking in the middle of the day
And everybody needs an angle
Triangulate the chambers of the heart 
Got to find a way in find a way in
Because the blood's the sweetest part

Hyena
That smile’s not exactly what it seems
Hyena
How your little beady black eye gleams

Lean mean justified
Moving straight ahead looking side to side
Searching for the soft parts
Straggling off the back
The non-speaking parts
Optioned into the hyena pack

It's like the last days of Rome around here
But the Romans must have had something fun to do
Brown days, pink nights go by
Out of focus VistaVision views
And everybody's got to have an angle
Never just straight from A to B
Angling for a commission 
On that heart you broke and handed back to me

Hyena
That smile’s not exactly what it seems
Hyena
Out-of-focus VistaVision dreams

These ain’t the days
These ain’t the nights
You was looking for love
Oh and you found a fight
These ain’t the words you want to hear
But they just happen to be true, my dear

And the people around here
Are like a pack of hyenas
They're always laughing
Laughing just a little too loud
Searching for the soft parts
Straggling off behind
The non-speaking parts
Optioned into the hyena mind

These ain’t the days
These ain’t the nights
You was looking for love
Oh and you found a fight
These ain’t the words you want to hear
But they just happen to be true, my dear

And you never found
What you’re looking for
You lost the battle
Oh but you lost the war
These ain’t the words you want to hear
But they just happen to be true, my dear

There’s the way you want it
And the way it is
What’s mine is yours
And what’s yours is his
Big dog gets the meat ain’t the words that you want to hear
But they just happen to be true, my sweetest hyena
They just happen to be true, oh dearest darling
They just happen to be true, ohhhhhhh
They just happen to be true, my dear

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released August 25, 2019

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