Hey you, don't watch that, watch this
This is the heavy heavy monster sound
The nuttiest sound around
So if you've come in off the street
And you're beginning to feel the heat
Well, listen buster
You better start to move your feet
To the rockinest, rock-steady beat
Of madness
One step beyond

One step beyond

One step beyond

One step beyond

One step beyond

Lyrics submitted by Spideygurl

One Step Beyond Lyrics as written by Cecil Eustace Campbell


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    General CommentI was just listening to some old school reggae the other day and noticed something I hadn't heard before (or ever heard anyone reference):

    "Hey you, don't watch that
    Watch this!"

    This is a reference to The Ethiopians' "Reggae Hit the Town," which contains the lyric, "Don't watch that one/ watch this one"

    "This is the heavy heavy monster sound"

    This is a reference to Dave & Ansel Collins' "Monkey Spanner," which contains the lyric, "This is a heavy heavy monster sound"

    I would guess there are probably other references here, with these two being so obvious when you hear them. If anyone recognizes any, let me know!
    bfreebyon March 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFuck off rainbow girl. This is one of the most uplifting tunes ever written. It's a saxophone, clearly and it's one hell of alot better than any of the crapola you listen to. Adverts indeed, is that the best you can come up with? This tune opens Madstock for christs sake and there's not many tunes can live up to that.
    monkey godon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the best ska tracks ever released, and its still around today so thats saying something. If you don't like the song then why read the lyrics?
    Spideygurlon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite madness song ever. its one of those songs that never fails to create a very happy vibe.
    stephibabyon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1.7 years without a comment. Streak is broken, hahaha, take that!
    RaisedFistson January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey you... it's a cover version.
    butterfingersbeckon November 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoesn't matter where you are, this comes on and you just want to jump around like a mad fool. Unlucky if you're in the car tho!!
    the sweetest girlon April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes the most amazing madness song ever...so great my band borrowed the name...but again the madness gives props to their hero prince buster...
    ska_keithon November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGah I never understand why people comment a band they have looked up just to bitch about them! This is the ultimate workout song! The constant beat in the backgound of I'm not quite sure what is the perfect thing to constantly stamp your feet to! Believe me, I've tried it and man, does it tire you out...
    GnomeQueenon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song caused a 4.2 Richter earthquake in Madstock 92!
    Cricklewoodon December 29, 2009   Link

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