"Monolith" as written by and Joel/rand Ekman....
Is this wrong of me? I've come so far, so fast
I'm in the dark about a lot of things
Seems so real, to me!
I've consecrated!
I wish that I could hate it
I saw my bloody hands come clean, before my eyes!
And I hear my wants and needs again, can you help me?
And I hear a different kind again, someone stop me
And I feel the strain inside my mind, am I crazy?
And I need to shed my skin, reveal this monolith within

Visions plague my dreams, oh god, what beast did this?
I couldn't have: oh Jesus, I just don't know
What's inside, of me?
I've desecrated!
My god, I love to hate it!
My hands are bloody again, there's no reason why!

And I hear my wants and needs again, can you help me?
And I hear a different kind again, someone stop me
And I feel the strain inside my mind, am I crazy?
And I need to shed my skin, reveal this monolith within

And I hear my wants and needs again, can you help me?
And I hear a different kind again, can you stop me
And I feel the strain inside my mind, am I crazy?
And I need to shed my skin, reveal this monolith within

Within!


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"Monolith" as written by Josh Rand Joel Ekman

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    General CommentI think it's about a problem that's causing him to doubt himslef. he wants to bring it out and show the world.
    gwarpanteraknoton March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of how it is when i get extremely violent drunk. I'm doing these really messed up things to people, and I can see myself doing them but the "Me" who is me normally can only watch and say " why are you doing this?" Then the next morning I'd wake up and think " did that really happen or was it a dream" (oh it wasn't a dream) Also, We know Corey had a bad drinking problem and could it be that this was part of the issue?
    And I hear my wants and needs again, can you help me?
    And I hear a different kind again, someone stop me
    And I feel the strain inside my mind, am I crazy?
    And I need to shed my skin, reveal this monolith within

    This is like he feels himself getting the extreme urge to drink, and he knows he shouldn't and wants help overcoming the urge, he starts drinking anyway then something happens that makes him freak out and he wants to be stopped, and he can see himself doing these things and can't stop making him think he's crazy. And then he just wants to embrace it when he just gets so far into it. Very Loose I know, but this song reminds me of having a drinking problem, knowing you do, and not being able to stop
    ramondeuson May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrito thats a great dictionary definition but the true definition of monolith for this song, is a large (burdensome) stone that cannot be moved. So what he is implying is the fact that he has done things that cannot be removed from his life. Also you guys are right he is singing about what he has done subconsciously and when he knocks back into reality he thinks that this is horrible and he would never do such a thing... at least thats what i think.....
    DeMeNtEdMeThOdon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone read Macbeth from Shakespeare? I was forced to read it in class, sounds similar.

    Macbeth's wife keeps dreaming of her hands bloody.

    Macbeth was a good guy, but on the inside of him, the inside of inside he was ambitious, and killed a man to become king.

    So the whole Bloody hands thing and thing inside of the person reminds me of Macbeth.

    Although is doubt the connection, the song probably means what everyone thought it was, he wants to shed his skin and reveal the true person inside of him. The burdensome stone might be more umm ever have a guilty feeling in your chest and it eats away at you? well i think its that, the thing inside of him is an obstacle or a problem to him making him feel crazy.


    It seems you need to get really specific for it to make sense. But its along those lines i believe.
    Devilant69on June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with kerplinko about the split personality thing, I think he is also saying that the evil in him is taking over and that is what the line; "And I need to shed my skin, reveal this monolith within" is about.
    quiffpornon October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is kick ass and is probably my favorite stone sour song off thier cd.

    This song is about a person who is scitsofrinic (excuse the spelling) and his other personality is either killing people or doing things to screw his life up.

    This songs sound is really powerful to me.
    87liveson March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit seems like this song is about the singer doing something very violent and he doesn't know why he's doing it, but he seems to like it and keeps doing it, all while wishing that he could reveal what he's doing to other people
    Il Duceon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeems as if he's battling with personal demons that he can't separate when dealing with wordly interactions. Almost as if he's sleeping awake. He can't dissemble what is seemingly a memory of past action. He also wants to "reveal" this "plague" inside of him for reassurance that he's not crazy, he can't and he won't however, because paranoia plagues him, and instills false happenings within him that he seems to be incapable of telling apart...or distinguishing. He's drawn into all of this though, like it delightfully appeals to him. Perverse. Very. Split mind.
    pariah919on May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok let me begin monolith is a stone with a meaning in this case stone sour is the stone and the song is the meaning of wat they feel.....the song is about that they done stuff in the past that they got away with that still bothers them bcuz they dont feel it was them truly...but they tell themselves is was their need at the time and it stayed in the head and couldnt get out(and i hear a different kind again can u help me?)but to me the whole ideal of the song is *and i need to shed my skin reveal this monolith within- to me this means that everything they did at the time was bcuz of the influence around them that led them to do things that bothered them now and they want to reavel their true selves not wat they became bcuz of their surrounding at the time ......plz email me if u aggree jimroot69@yahoo.com
    kickass89on May 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think monolith being a big stone is a metaphor for a problem- he has a a big problem inside him (i rly dno what else it could be) and he wants to get it out of him.

    it could also be something to do with religion becoz he says god and jesus and the beast could be the devil or something and consecrate and desecrate. and bloody hands could be like stigmata. and hes confused- in the dark about religion.
    noxious goaton August 15, 2005   Link

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