Here are the lyrics i used for my Of monsters and men fan art drawing:
Dirty Paws :
my head is an animal, a son that mowed the lawn, They had a pet dragonfly.The dragonfly it ran away, But it came back with a story to say, Her dirty paws and furry coat, She ran down the forest slope. The forest of talking trees, They used to sing about the birds and the bees.The bees had declared a war, The sky wasn't big enough for them all.The birds, they got help from below,From dirty paws and the creatures of snow. And for a while things were cold,They were scared down in their holes.The forest that once was greenWas colored black by those killing machines.But she and her furry friends Took down the queen bee and her men. The story of the beast with those four dirty paws.
King And Lionheart :
bright blue city lights, Howling ghosts – they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear But you're a king and I'm a lionheart, Creatures lurk below the deck
I run through the tall trees with your hand chasing me, cat's silhouette as big as a monster in this concrete jungle,
With street lights hanging their hats, I met a man today and he smiled back at me
Hey! Hey! Hey!, You're gone, gone, gone away
I watched you disappear All that's left is the ghost of you.Now we're torn, torn, torn apart,There's nothing we can do
From Finner :
La la la, And we are far, far from home but we're so happy
Her blood, on my bones, We fall to the ground, We crawl on the ground, Alone, I fight these animals, wolf and I,We share the same cold meal,
Love Love Love :
Well, maybe I'm a crook for stealing your heart away
In the spring we made a boat, Out of feathers, out of bones, Walking barefoot in the snow, Baby lion lost his teeth,Now they're swimming in the sea, The birds all left, my tall friend,As your body hit the sand. Million stars up in the sky Formed a tiger's eye That looked down on my face, Out of time and out of place, All that's left are your bones
That will soon sink like stones
Can you chase this fire away? The tallest man I've ever seen, He keeps his only son close by. In a bag on his back. A fox that gains our trust but then breaks it as he walks Away from us, away from us, In the fire we sleep all day.
Yellow Light :
Just grab a hold of my hand, I will lead you through this wonderland.
Water up to my knees,But sharks are swimming in the sea.Just follow my yellow light And ignore all those big warning signs. The earth is shaking and I see a light.The light is blinding my eyes As the soft walls eat us alive. O, oohh
Sinking Man :
Cold, dark sea Wrapping its arms around me,Pulling me down to the deep.All eyes on me, Your eyes on me.
Mountain Sound :
I heard them calling in the distanceSo I packed my things and ran
Far away from all the trouble I had caused with my two hands, we travelled on with nothing but a shadow, Deep into the mountain sound, Through the woods we ran, We sleep until the sun goes down.
Slow And Steady:
dancing with my own shadow, And it holds me and it never lets me go, a waterfall, Two wolves running in the wind
darkness becomes me, we crawl like animals, But I'm already there, I'm already there Wherever there is you, I will be there too
Made with a mechanical pencil, colored pencil, Faber-Castell India Ink pen, prismacolor marker, and a prismacolor plastic eraser