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Song by Linkin Park
from the album LP Underground 15
Working title:Animals
Released:November 25, 2015
Stems:Stagelight (Linkin Park Bundle II)[1]
Open Labs SoundSlate Pro[2]
Writer:Linkin Park
Producer:Mike Shinoda
Label:Machine Shop
LP Underground 15 tracklist
  1. Animals (2011 Demo)
  2. Basil (2008 Demo)
  3. Pods 1 of 3 (1998 Demo)
  4. Pods 2 of 3 (1998 Demo)
  5. Pods 3 of 3 (1998 Demo)
  6. Chance Of Rain (2006 Demo)


"Animals" was a demo recorded in 2011 during the Living Things sessions and mentioned during the Inside Living Things documentary.

Samples of the song were released on November 27, 2014 as part of Stagelight's "Linkin Park Bundle II".

The full demo was released on November 25, 2015 as part of the LP Underground 15 CD and a LPU exclusive video about the song was released on December 11, 2015. On the video, Mike said: "Something in the back of my head wants to tell me that somehow it worked itself into "Roads Untraveled". And if that's the case then you can see just how far like an original demo can go to turn into something that it's completely not. It may have been just also a case where we made this song and then I liked that kind of groove of the drums and then I started a new song with that groove. It's a song that never really got finished, didn't find a place on the album but we wanted to share it with you. And kind of unusual to have like that triplet feel rapping thing going on."


Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Animals (2011 Demo) LP Underground 15 2:58 2011 November 25, 2015
Animals Beat Hybrid Party Of A Thousand Things 0:37 2011
  • Original seed.
  • Released on LPLive for free download on August 5, 2019.



Album Version

This is where the pain comes from
This is how the payback sounds
This is why the fire goes up
This is why the walls come down
You 'aint never been in these shoes
Never know a word that I'm saying
So the only thing to keep the blood flowing
Is to let you know I'm not playing
I'mma see your lies exposed
I'mma see the justice done
I'mma see the sun come back
I'mma see the kingdome come
Take it where it can't come back
Take it where the shadows been
Take it to the breaking point
Take it to the end

Saying that the end is near
God, you have no idea
Used to be afraid, but now
Only thing I fear is fear
This is where the line gets drawn
Something that you've always known
This is what you're hiding from
True colors that are yours to own
Give me back the fire I had
Give me back the faith I lost
Give me back the trust you broke
Give me back the pride it cost
Take the venom out of my blood
Take the pain you put me in
Take it when I tell you so
Take it to the end

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