The Beast in Me Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Nick Lowe
album: Track 3 in album American Recordings
release date: 1994-4-26
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length: 2:46
acoustic guitar: Johnny Cash
producer: Rick Rubin
vocal: Johnny Cash
composer: Nick Lowe

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The beast in me
Is caged by frail and fragile bars
Restless by day
And by night rants and rages at the stars
God help the beast in me

The beast in me
Has to learn to live with pain
And how to shelter from the rain
And in the twinkling of an eye
Might have to be restrained
God help the beast in me

Sometimes it tries to kid me
That it's a teddy bear
And even somehow manage to vanish in the air
And that is when I must beware
Of the beast in me that everybody knows
They've seen him dressed in my clothes
Patently unclear
If it's New York or New Year
God help the beast in me

The beast in me

Track Listing

  • 1 Delia's Gone
  • 2 Let the Train Blow the Whistle
  • 3 The Beast in Me
  • 4 Drive On
  • 5 Why Me Lord
  • 6 Thirteen
  • 7 Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer)
  • 8 Bird on a Wire
  • 9 Tennessee Stud
  • 10 Down There by the Train
  • 11 Redemption
  • 12 Like a Soldier
  • 13 The Man Who Couldn't Cry