Facing the Animal

by Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (/ˈɪŋveɪ ˈmɑːlmstiːn/ ING-vay MAHLM-steen; born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became known for his neo-classical playing style in heavy metal. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated tha…




Sinking my teeth
into you
Sweet obscenity
You're in too deep
for your own good

I'm commanding thee
Succumb to me
set me free


Facing the animal
Walking the higher ground
Lost in a ritual
I close your eyes
and kiss you twice


Facing the Animal


The scent of your skin
Overpowers me
there is no remedy
It comes from within
the divinity
I just can't resist
Must admit
I'm losing it


Facing the animal

Facing the animal, yeah
Lost in a ritual

Written by: MATS LEVEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

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