Run from the beast
There's danger in his eyes
He's been looking for you
For a long time
You might think this is funny
But I'm not laughing
I know it couldn't happen to me

No one doubts
The wisdom of this move
You're getting older
And you know you got
Something to prove

Out in the streets
The modern vampire prowls
He's been spreading disease
All around

There's an epidemic
If you don't believe me
You ought to take a look
At the eyes of your friends

When someone tempts you
You can't refuse
It's getting colder and you know
You got nothing to lose
You need it
Know you got nothing to lose
You need it

Run from the beast
There's darkness in his mind
He's been looking for you
For a long time
You might think this is funny
But I'm not laughing
I know that it couldn't happen to me

I don't care about
It happening to me

I've tried to show you
Your whole life in print
You can lead a horse to water
But you can't make him drink
Think about it
All you gotta do is think
About it

There's no cure

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The Beast Lyrics as written by Loick Essien Talay Riley

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    General Comment
    Guessing it's about heroin also?
    missedexiton January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    peter said that this is the only song he's written about drugs.
    cornersoulon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    What is the trash? After "Another Girl"? Guys, did you talk to Nancy Reagan? Drug users/dealers as vampires? A bit *too* much. Using drugs as a disease? You're as bad as Dr. Drew. Get off it. I hate it when people who've used drugs then go on to take a stance that not only are they not the best way to live, but that they should somehow be outlawed... I pray none of these guys think that's the cure for the "epidemic".
    just12on February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    Just 12, Peter Perrett wasn't someone "who'd used" drugs. He disappeared into addiction for decades after this, which is the main reason there's so little Only Ones music out there. It was written in the midst of his drug use, and as far as I'm aware the rest of the band's also. So one must assume he knows whereof he speaks.
    losttangoon September 05, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning
    I recall when the song came out a reviewer saying it was a wry comment on STDs. Then, as with so much great lyrics, it is the very ambiguity that makes it so effective and powerful.
    JohnIvyon September 17, 2021   Link

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