I go downstairs, trembling
We are the, we are the monsters in the night
I try so hard to pray them all away
but it's not working tonight.

Sinking down upon dirty ground
My heart has stopped inside of me
Break my legs to hold me to you;
sulfur breathed into my head.

Falling, can't you hear my calling
Running, catch my hand and hold me.

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    General CommentTo me, this song is about someone sleepwalking. They're dreaming that they're in their own house, but they're really in a fictional world they made for themself in their mind. They walk downstairs to check out what they've heard, maybe. As they walk do so, they pray to make the 'monster' go away, but it doesn't work.

    What I don't understand is the second verse. "Sinking down upon dirt ground"? Maybe they went outside, in the dirt?

    The falling and running part is, I think, them seeing someone they know. They're trying so very hard to communicate with them. But they can't seem to get their attention.

    I don't know.
    pantsuiton February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think that eisley writes their songs very deep. and i think you have to think about it harder to get it. so it might not be just 'sleepwalking' because what would that mean?

    I think, this song is a about a problem or a relationship.
    "we are the monsters of the night" could mean this is the part of me that is wrong and i've been praying it all away but, it's just not working.

    sinking down on dirty ground could be getting deeper into the problem and it's just not good.
    Heart has stopped inside of me could mean that they are feeling sad or like they can not love because of this.
    " break my legs to hold me to you " this problem is keeping me from being with you so you do whatever to hold me to you. sulfer breathed into my head could be anything really.

    They left out some lyrics..
    "Quiet falling all around me
    Fall onto my knees before you.
    break the tie that binds me to it
    fall away from this"

    im realizing my problem and i fall onto my knees infront of you and break all my problems and fall away from it all.

    it could be about god...

    sounds like it.
    danielleisgreaton March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThey do write VERY deep lyrics, it's so hard to define, but that's like one of the things I love about them. They're like so0o mysterious. Meh I love them. Love this song too esp the Title.
    gloc9_on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's pretty self explanitory if you listen carefully enough. besides, it was listed on their old website (from about 2002-2003, although that was when it was never recorded) and sherri said it means:

    "fear. feeling that you can't conquer it. i know everyone has experienced this feeling, and it isn't very fun"
    roomnoiseson May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis makes me think of death.
    If you just, look at the lyrics and imagine that they're about death...
    Well, it's creepy. It kinda works.
    The first verse seems to be like the fear of death, because they try to pray away the thoughts of dying but it isn't working.
    After that, it seems that they're confronted with death.
    'Break my legs to hold me to you'
    That's my favorite line ever, but... Yes. I believe that 'you' happens to be Death itself. Death seems to want her, and it is selfishly taking her away from life.
    And after that, it's just before she's about to die. The quiet is like the calm silence you feel before death, apparently.
    And 'breaks the tie that binds me to it' refers to being cut off from life. If you kill the body, the soul has no other place to go.
    And then at the end, where she's saying 'catch my hand' etc etc.. It's where she wants to live again, like she's calling out for another chance. She wants to be pulled back into life by someone and comforted.
    Eh, maybe that someone is who she'd call a god.

    Anyway, I love this song. It has a lovable creepiness to it.
    xxCkon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like everyone's meanings, and I think it is a deep song.
    But if I were to shallow it up a bit, it would be kinda like this.
    It's night, the girl has to go outside to get to something. She is paranoid, and her imagination makes up these monsters, maybe symbolizing her problems, and it scares her as she walks outside and maybe trips or falls. She is petrified and cannot move, until the person she is with wakes up, comes downstairs and holds them and comforts them.
    I like the other explanations better than my own, but I like to try.
    Wynter Rainon June 27, 2007   Link

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