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The Beast In Me by Johnny Cash

Posted in Uncategorized by marbleseawrites on May 27, 2010

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 had 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 just 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 out dressed in my clothes 
Patently unclear 
If it’s New York or New Year 
God help the beast in me 

The beast in me.

Image: Miranda by John William Waterhouse, 1875

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