add artist photo
Split Enz
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Split Enz

Dirty Creature lyrics

New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Split Enz – Dirty Creature lyrics

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 wanna mess with him
I don't wanna sail, I don't wanna sail
I don't wanna, I don't wanna 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 wanna sail, I don't wanna sail,
I don't wanna, I don't wanna sail tonight,
Taniwha is waiting for me just below the surface so bright
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 wanna sail, I don't wanna sail,
I don't wanna set sail for the middle of nowhere tonight
Dirty Creature's got me at a disadvantage from the inside
I don't wanna sail upon the waters of invention tonight

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


  • u
    The meaning is what you said at beinging of statement but was massive depression. He did not right this on a bus with no deeper meaning but a very true and life paralizing illness where years after struggling with this dirty creature hidden under the surface and writting this song his only song he ever wrote about himself he hung himself in a park while walking his dog just like any other normal day he encountered no one suspected a thing. L
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image or adding song structure elements.