"Little Beast" as written by and Guy Edward John/potter Garvey....
The whole towns slippin down a hill.
Like the spine of something dead.
Slide in shadow cobble-creep.
Burn your mark and leave.

The trench conventions yellow eyes
Follow her the local flower
The girls a priest (to me at least)
Since baptism peroxide.

And fear is not respect. Correct.
But it's the best you're gonna get
Sharp blow to the bridge of the nose
Sharp blow and anything goes.


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"Little Beast" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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    General CommentNice one
    persaon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a brilliant song. One of the first Elbow songs we got. But my brother had it wrongly labelled as Asleep in the Back. When I looked up the lyrics, I realised it wasn't. It took me ages to work out which song it was. I went to the itunes music store in the end and played the song samples until I worked out that it was Little Beast.
    I thought Guy Garvey sung something about Sebastian for a while, but I think that's actually since baptism.
    I was worried about the album Asleep in the Back. I thought it sounded dodgy, but I think I'll buy it now.
    louisagiffardon September 14, 2006   Link

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