Dirty Creature

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"Dirty Creature is a single from New Zealand art rock group Split Enz's seventh album Time and Tide. It was written by Tim Finn, Nigel Griggs and Neil Finn and released as the forthcoming album's lead single in March 1982. Tim Finn had been suffering from panic attacks at the time, and co-wrote the song as a relief for his condition.


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Dirty Creature come my way
from the bottom of a big black lake
Shuffles up to my window
making sure I'm awake
S'probably gonna pick my brain
Got me in a vice-like grip
He said one slip, your dead. Ha.

Dirty Creature of habit
Little horror here to stay
Anyone in his right mind
would tell it to go away
but the river of dread runs deep
full of unspeakable things
The creature don't mess around
I don't want to mess with him

I don't want to sail, I don't want to sail
I don't want to, I don't want to sail tonight
Dirty Creature's got me at a disadvantage from the inside.

Tentacles on the brain keep me from falling asleep
I'm rooted to the spot
The beast don't know when to stop
Sneaking up from behind
Binds and gags my wits
Dirty Creature got my head exactly where he wants it

I don't want to sail, I don't want to sail,
I don't want to, I don't want to sail tonight,
Taniwha is waiting for me just below the surface so bright (Yeah)
Even as we speak the Dirty Creature springs a nasty surprise.

Dirty Creature knows my type
Found it in a magazine
He's seen the look of fear before
splattered all over the screen
The animal magnet thug
draws me out of myself
I need a dragon-slayer
who can save me from myself

I don't want to sail, I don't want to sail,
I don't want to set sail for the middle of nowhere tonight
Dirty Creature's got me at a disadvantage from the inside (Yeah)
I don't want to sail upon the waters of invention tonight

[a Taniwha is a New Zealand dragon/sea monster type "dirty creature"]

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Split Enz

Split Enz were one of the most successful New Zealand musical acts of the 1980s. Formed in the early 1970s and variously featuring Phil Judd and brothers Tim Finn and Neil Finn, the band would go on to achieve chart success in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada ‒ most notably with their 1980 single "I Got You" - and build a cult following elsewhere. Their musical style was eclectic, incorporating influences from art rock, vaudeville, swing, punk, rock, new wave, and pop. Split Enz established a reputation for a highly distinctive visual style, thanks partly to their colourful, offbeat costumes and hairstyles. more »

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Written by: BRIAN TIMOTHY FINN, NIGEL PHILIP GRIGGS, EDWARD RAYNER, NEIL MULLANE FINN

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