Animal Nature

by Aguon

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"Aguon "Animal Nature" is a formidable rock record layered with killer grooves, sour mashed riffs, outstanding vocals and clever wordplay. Of the dozens of albums I get sent week in and week out, this one stands out and reminds me a bit of Craig Locicero's first Spiral Arms effort, which I happen to love. An honest rock album, vintage in sound and chord, I'll bet these tunes will sound fantastic outside at a great big loud festival with thousands of free-spirited fans. Cheers Aguon!"

- Lonn Michael Friend (RIP Magazine Editor/VP Arista Records)


"This stellar 12 song collection of modern rock songs called Aguon "Animal Nature" (his first solo record) sounds like I'm listening to INXS with Miles Davis and Steve Hillage playing guitar, bass and drums which are all executed to gritty perfection by John Aguon as well as the soulfully emotional vocals. He even produced this thing at his home studio and gave it that warm analog - Neve to Studer - Gold Master - 2" tape feel. I love Aguon! You will too! Go download it all!"

- Katherine Turman (Author, Louder than Hell) her articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Raygun, San Francisco Weekly, Guitar One, Billboard and many other outlets.

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released August 24, 2016

Words and music by John Aguon
Produced by John Aguon

John Aguon – guitar/vox/bass/drums

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Aguon Springfield, Virginia

John Aguon is the founder of the ground breaking Los Angeles alternative metal band Dead, White and Blue (MCA/Virgin Music/Triple X Records) and The Gypsy Sons, the critically acclaimed rock/blues/country outfit on (Spectra Records).

He is also pursuing his AS degree at NOVA CC en route to obtaining his Bachelor's in Astro or Theoretical Physics.
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Track Name: Animal Nature
Verse
I’m coming along
Feeling big and strong finally home
After way too long, lost and lonely
Taking my time, making love, getting mine
I don’t know what I want but I know what I got, yeah

Bridge
Animal nature

Verse
She was searching the scene
For something she’s never seen to get in between
Maybe loving mine
Yeah, she blew my mind
Among other things I scratched her name in to my skin

BRIDGE

Chorus
Love me tonight
And maybe forever, we’ll see
Come and love me like animals from broken cages

SOLO

Verse
I know what I want and I know what I got, yeah

CHORUS
Track Name: On a God Damn Roll
Verse
I stood alone and wrecked it in the city, don’t need nobody else
I sat and watched the world go by on the mountain, found my inner self
I think about the times I lost my mind then found the better way
and stand outside the status quo with millions today

Bridge
You seem to be confused as to why
But you better try to live before you die
While living in fear, you spread hate
I’m rejecting you all the god damn way

Chorus
I’m a simple mind and a better man
I’m a peaceful soul on a god damn roll

Verse
She stared outside the windows ‘til the rains came thru her roof one day
Soaked and lonely she sobbed alone but found another place to stay
No more chasing dragons she’d become the heroine herself
And stand beside her sisters and brothers like nobody else

Bridge
Still you seem to be confused as to why
You better try to live before you die
Hiding in lies, you spread hate
She rejected you all the god damn way

Chorus
She’s a simple mind in a brand new world
She’s a peaceful soul on a god damn roll
On a god damn roll, let’s get some

SOLO

Verse
We can do this all together now with nothing but our empty hands
Wrapped around each other in our homes and to the mother land
History is full of holes erased to cause the most regret
Let’s choose to stand for something so much better than that

Bridge
They seem to be confused as to why
We better try to heal before it dies
Our planet is burning from hate
Let’s fill it with love all the god damn way

Chorus
We are simple minds in a burning world
We are peaceful souls on a god damn roll
Track Name: American Bigot
Verse
The prison is your mind
Consumed and selfish, blind
Drags you to the bottom
Leaves you cold, naked, rotten
You need the righteous things
But that's not what darkness brings
Instead you're stuck in hell
Left to die in your man-made shell

Chorus
Give it all away
Yes you can American bigot

Verse
Freedom calls from everywhere
Ya gotta give it all away
Bells are ringing in the air
Listen up today
Only the peaceful win the war
Bigotry and hatred no more
Let love and understanding reign
No more shame no more blame

CHORUS
SOLO
CHORUS
Track Name: Funk Song
Verse
She rolled by gave me the eye and said my, my, my
Where the hell are you from boy?
I took a swig of my drink and I grabbed her hand
And walked her out to the dance floor

Bridge
She put the moves on me
And fell head over feet
As we pushed to the beat
Playing that funk song
Gimme that funk song funk song
Straight outa yo mind
She’s one of kind
Taking over the streets
Gimme that funk song

Verse
Laid down the slow ‘n dirty
Played by the thirst and flirting
Found my grind to get this bitch back to my place
I tasted wine on her mouth and dirt on her hips
She was all of that and a bag of fucken chips
Sexy, like my kind of woman

CHORUS
SOLO

Verse
Sideways baby, easy lady
Don’t leave here without my love
Lover crazy, sleazy? Maybe.
One more time to send you all the way home.

CHORUS
Track Name: Backbone
Verse
You faint, you fold, you'll find
You can't take my backbone
Lost, your mind
Gave your soul away
For nothing in return
Me? I'm feeling the Bern
I've written a song for you
Unmatched in fortitude

Chorus
You can't bring me down
(My heart is bleeding red)
Both feet on the ground
(As you can see)
Looking up to the sky
(If you can see)
No limits in mind
(You can't take it)
(You can't take my backbone)

Verse
Defend, the bad, unkind
You try to take their backbone
The cost in time
Burn up in hell
And when you’re dying to live
It’s too late for you
Tried to tell you with rhymes
It happens every time

CHORUS
SOLO
CHORUS
Track Name: Bounce
Verse
Watching their mouths portray
As they betray the fantasies
For the unkind to succeed
The mind's eye must be
Blinded from reality

Chorus
You Better Not Do it Again

Verse
Bad guys tell good lies
To the frightened and the flies
Who grow down to be
Controlled by the price of pride
And no one wonders why – you’ll die
Your cost to find the wrong side of history

Chorus
Solo

Verse
And so the last time that you fell
Was the first time you could tell - anybody
And we're all going straight to hell
At least that's what you believe
But as for me...I say

Chorus
Track Name: Love Came Down
Verse
Hey love
Please don't cry
It's late tonight
I know you're tired and so am I

Bridge
Just rest your mind
Lay your burdens on me
I'll love you til the end of time

Verse
Hey love
I see your smiles
I burst with joy
For all of you in my life

BRIDGE

Chorus
Love came down

Verse
Hey love
You know why
I fall in love
With you each and every time

BRIDGE
CHORUS
Track Name: Get Down
Bridge
The day the river started running
The women came from coming
The mind outside of time is one
There’s nowhere left for you to run
With slaves, the man no longer sees
Her forest from the burning trees
The time to fly away is now
Time to fly away in now

Verse 1
Everyday, I’d say something to convince myself that I’m getting along
Anyway, I looked around; I used to get it all wrong
Down on my knees, I was a lie
I was a lie, down on my knees

Chorus
Get down, get down
Get up off your knees

Verse 2
Did you ever see someone so low that it made you feel too high?
That’s just your soul pulling at your mind trying to get you right
Down on her knees, she was a lie
She was a lie, down on her knees

CHORUS
SOLO
BRIDGE
VERSE 1
VERSE 2
CHORUS
Track Name: My Son
Verse
Never knew I’d feel like I do
That I could change my ways
But everything I ever was before you were born is so much different these days

Bridge
I used to run around
Used to cheat and steal
Used to fight and lie
Used to live to die
Used to wonder why I could never find myself or happiness

Chorus
Love never comes when you try to force it
The love inside me showed up
When you came to be
When you came to be
Love never comes when you try to force it
The love inside me showed up
When you came to be
When you came to be
My son

SOLO

Bridge
I used to run around
Used to cheat and steal
Used to fight and lie
Used to live to die
Used to wonder why I could never find myself or happiness

Chorus
Love never comes when you try to force it
The love inside me showed up
When you came to be
When you came to be
Love never comes when you try to force it
The love inside me showed up
When you came to be
When you came to be
My son
Track Name: Grind
Verse
If I say to you tomorrow
You got to choose between money and happiness
And you’re gunna lose more times than you win

Bridge
There’s no such place
And no such thing
There ain’t no heaven
And you got to make up your mind to grind

Chorus
Look at the sun in the space (where you are)
Don’t lay your faith on a face (that’s too far)

Verse
If I play with you tomorrow
You’ll get the blues between the love and championships
But you’ll get to choose more times than they sins

BRIDGE

SOLO

CHORUS
Track Name: As Yet Untitled
Out by a shanty where the dust hangs high
Far from a river where things grow green
The flowers weep and they lean away
From the blood stained soil beneath my feet

The thorns outnumber the petals on the rose
And the darkness amplifies the sound
Of printer's ink on propaganda page
That will rule your life and fuel my rage

I tried to bend my knees but my knees were already bent
I haven't stood like a man for such a long time now
I called on my God but He was sleeping on that day
I guess I'll just have to depend on me, oh

Shall I tell my children if they ask of me
Did I surrender forth my right to be?
Y'see, my daddy died to leave this haunting ground
And this same ground still haunts me

The cool September blows the seeds away
The harvest blown again this year but I'll return a stronger man
I'll return to me my homeland
"No grave shall hold my body down
This land is still my home", I said

But I'll return a stronger man
I'll return to me my homeland
No grave shall hold my body down
This land is still my home, this land is still my home

(Meanwhile, on the other side of the world)
Track Name: Jenny
I spent a lot of time with people
Who never did a damn thing for me
But waste my time and my money
Got nothing but fading memories
And I’ve got so much pain and regret
Deep down in my soul
I never had a brother that I could lean on

When all I ever wanted
Was a good friend to call my own
And all I ever gave away
Was everything
And all I’ve got to show for it
Is my scars and this beat-up guitar

‘Til I Found You
‘Til I Found You
I Was So Lonely

So hold my heart
Just touch my soul
And ease my mind
And please be kind to me, right now

SOLO

When all I ever wanted
Was a good friend to call my own
And all I ever gave away
Was everything
And all I’ve got to show for it
Is my scars and this beat-up guitar

‘Til I Found You
‘Til I Found You
I Was So Lonely