The Beast

by Seth Knappen

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released May 3, 2011

All songs written and performed by Seth Knappen. Recorded by Ray Malone at Sound and Vision, Moline IL, and by Seth Knappen at the Frogpond, East Moline IL. Recordings assisted by Jon Burns, Chad Gooch and Anne Brown. Mastered by Carl Saff. Cover painting by Anne Brown, inspired by real-life metaphorical events. Ray Malone played the cabasa.

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Track Name: Make U Alright
Make U Alright
©2011 Seth Knappen

The message came over
The head for the cover
I know
I’m gonna make you alright
I’m gonna make you alright
I know

Looks are deceiving
So here’s to believing
Testify
can it make you alright?
Is it gonna make you alright?
Oh no

I know
What’s in store for us
Some emotions
to run through you

all the things that they make you do
all the things that they put you through
and it’s just as well
if you live to tell

I swear
I’m gonna rock the holy soul
Back into you

Stay with me
I know just what to do
Track Name: Run Away
Run Away
©2008 Seth Knappen


I see you hanging around
Starting trouble on my block
Running riots
Planning robberies

I tried to board up the door
Keep the trouble from my mind
Keep the enemy
From inside of me

But you were already here
Hiding somewhere in my house
Always watching me
For an opening

Release me
Release me
Come break down my door

I want to run away
Track Name: Where Were You?
Where Were You?
©2008 Seth Knappen


Where were you
When I needed you
When you were so far away?

Where were you?
where were you…

Where was I?
Asleep in the poppy fields
Where was I?
Oh where was I…

Take your time
Take my hand
We go there slowly

When you leave
I’ll understand
But if only…
Track Name: We Call It The Beast
We Call It The Beast
©2011 Seth Knappen


Can you handle it
Can you keep it in retreat
When you channel it
Will you call forth the beast?

What’s inside of you?

We need to see

Give me the best
All that you’ve got
Breaking a sweat now
On the spot
Give me your best
All that you’ve got
Breaking a sweat now
On the spot

Are you into it?
When it comes on
Do you turn on…
Or do you fade out?

What did you do?
What have you become?

We call it the beast

Now you come in here
And you’re all borderline
Spinning out inside your head

Looking at you
I see the other side
Looking at me
I’m not even here

I’d walk you home
But it’s too early
I’d keep you safe
But it’s already
It’s already
Yeah it’s already
It’s already
Too late