GOOD LOOKING ANIMALS

Mike Steimel

Mike Steimel is a St. Louis, MO based songwriter/producer/sometimes maker of videos. After years of performing and writing with bands like Just Add Water, Jonathan Cour, and Spur, he stumbled into TV song placements after being approached by a major LA library while he lived in Los Angeles for 8 years.

In 2014, he got his first big TV commercial placement for Hello Products (toothpaste and oral care) of his song, Smile, which was co-written with Mike Sullivan. The spot received widespread airplay in the US and UK.

Other placements, both solo and with the band Good Looking Animals, include American Idol, Blood & Oil, The Fosters, Arrow, CSI Miami (UK), Dateline NBC, Big Brother, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Restaurant Impossible, Auction Hunters, SyFy’s Face Off, Giuliana & Bill, Real World (Portland & St. Thomas), Best Ink, American Ninja Warrior, White Collar Brawlers, America’s Worst Tattoos, and many more!

Early songwriting influences include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin - and hugely – Tom Petty, whose songs captivated him while feeling homesick while working as a treasure diver on Spanish shipwrecks off the coast of Florida in his late teens and early 20s.

He is currently hard at work on songs with multiple songwriters, including Shannon Nicole, when not working in IT or catching a little St. Louis Cardinals baseball.


How You Do It

When you walk in the room it catches fire
I’m mesmerized almost hypnotized by you
We’re moving in slow motion quench my desire
I‘m so in to in to anything you do


So tell me how you do it
Take my heart and play with it
Tell me how you get away with it 
'cause you do, yeah you do, yeah you do


Now that I’m hooked on you, tangled in your wire
Electrified by the lightest touch from you
One hundred degrees and still getting higher 
No matter what I can’t get enough of you  
 
So tell me how you do it
Take my heart and play with it
Tell me how you get away with it 
'cause you do, yeah you do, yeah you do


I can’t believe you’d show your face around here
After you love me and disappeared
I swore I’d never let you back in here
But I do, I do  

Love Song

Love song, this is a love song
Need your attention for the next few minutes
I can be all that you need in me
How’s your life girl?
Do you mind if I’m in it?

You know you’re the story of my life
Thought I never stood a chance that night
The night I saw you out there dancing
And I was so, so yours

Love song, this is a love song
Need your attention for the next few minutes
I can be all that you need in me
How’s your life girl?
Do you mind if I’m in it?

I know I’m far from God
But one thing that I know I’m not
Is someone who would lose their love for you
You’re too unique to just let go
And one thing that I always know
Is every cloudy day gets better

Love song, this is a love song
Need your attention for the next few minutes
I can be all that you need in me
How’s your life girl?
Do you mind if I’m in it?
 
You’re the song that stops my heart
That I still hear when we’re apart
You’re like a wave that crashes through me

Can I hear that verse again?
The one where you and I begin
You looked inside my soul and you knew me

Yeah, I will be everything you need
Love song, this is a love song
Need your attention for the next few minutes


Flames

Take our pictures down
We’ll grab all the frames
Throw them on the ground
We’ll decorate with flames
We’ll hash this out tonight
We’ll settle all the blame
We’ll work this out tonight

Do you really want to leave right now?
We could throw another log on the fire
Give a little, try to work this out
Before we throw another soul on the pyre
A little blood and a lot of life
I never knew days like these
It’s hard to know you’re right
Controlled by misery

Take our pictures down
We’ll grab all the frames
Throw them on the ground
We’ll decorate with flames
We’ll hash this out tonight
We’ll settle all the blame
We’ll work this out tonight

Do you really want to leave right now?
Hearts burn like gasoline
So right so dangerous

A little blood and a lot of life
The devil prays for days like these
It’s hard to know you’re right
Controlled by misery

God, I don’t think I can make it
I don’t know what can
I don’t think I could fake it
So I got to

Take our pictures down
We’ll grab all the frames
Throw them on the ground
We’ll decorate with flames
We’ll hash this out tonight
We’ll settle all the blame

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