Am I a monster when I sink my teeth into her
When I don't love her?
No, I don't love you
Forgive me, darling, but love has nothing to do with this
It has nothing to do with how I can't stop
Until I get what I want from you

This is what real men keep quiet;
It doesn't exist if you can hide it behind your teeth
And sleep,
You sleep at night next to your wife
Who you love too much to tell her
You don't love her at all

I just feel as empty as the lungs
Of those waiting in the womb
Do you feel as empty as the lungs of those waiting
To come into this world?
Where being beautiful means being used,
Where being beautiful

And how long will we blame the devils on our shoulders,
And pose like angels on the outside?
When all I am is a monster
All I am, is a monster

Well, am I a monster?
Well, am I a monster?
Well, am I a monster?
(When I sink my teeth into her)
Well, am I a monster?
(When I sink my teeth into her)
(Am I) (X4)
A monster (X4)

This is what real men keep quiet;
It doesn't exist if you can hide it
This is what real men keep quiet;
It doesn't exist if you can hide it
Behind your teeth,
And sleep,
And sleep at night


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    General Commentthat was long but yeah....its really sad that this is how so much of our world is..."where being beautiful means being used" and so many ppl are just conent with that and content with then giving sex for love. well im glad christ died so i dont have to be a monster any more and i wish that if you read this you wont be content in living a life that is not of god. but that you recieve a life that christ died for you to have.....For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him--i cor5:21 be righteous, godbless
    seedplanteron August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it has anything to do with premarital sex, or sex at all. but, realizing as humans we are incapible of expressing pure love like God does for us.
    Wheresyourhopeon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe singer wrote this song about his mom and dad...

    the meaning is that you dont want to be with someone bc u dont love them anymore...but yet you love them and care too much for them to tell them this, so basically you live miserable not wanting to be with that person so they will be happy.

    wheresyourhope hit it on the head...we are just not capable of expressing our emotions in the world. we are too scared to get rejected or hurting someone
    hmmmmuhhhhnoon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInterpret the song like you're interpreting your... Bible. Not my kind of thing, but it's still an interesting song.

    Does it matter if the singer is "struggling" with pornography? For him it might, but don't let that take away from whatever it is that you are getting out of the lyrics.
    ohpkyleon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI personally like to interpret both ways, People in this world are inperfect with selfish love, it doesnt mean your not a good person, hmmmuhhnno and play it loud's explanations are completely correct, the selfish person in you induces into pornography, still loving your significant other but I guess not enough to refrain viewing degrading images that could only bring mental damage to the other. There are people in this world that exist spending the rest of their lives physically dedicated to one another only because of the fear they hold to imagine what there partner would do if they knew where there mate was mentally.
    CleverPoetsLastWordon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe meaning seems pretty obvious....if anyone knows what no.2(a boy brushed red living in black in white) on the new underoth is about, this seems pretty much the same......about the sin of premartial sex or in this case: following your lusts to use a girl for sex.
    first 2 lines is obviuos....your a monster when you endulge yourself in her and dont love her....love and lust of the flesh are very opposite things, love is god(1 john4:16) and lust is usually reffered to as lust of the flesh what the nature were born into is...sin becuz sin entered the entire humman race thru adam.
    "i just feel as empty as the lungs"
    ----youre pretty much dead becuz were spirits with bodies and when youre in flesh your spirit is weak, or your inner man is weak and dying.
    "where being beautiful means being used"
    ----pretty clear that in this world if youre beautiful youre gonna be used for your body......

    last lines to me seem like how so many guys give love to get sex, so they pose like angels on the outside when inside theyre monsters just wanting sex.
    godblessya'll
    seedplanteron August 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is aimed at Christians, Christian men in prticular. Not aimed at the secular world so much. Check it:

    "how long will WE blame the DEVILS on our shoulders"

    how long will WE blame demonic activity for our lusts and passions

    "and pose like angels on the outside"

    and think that we've got it all together and we're goo Christians, preening and posing, believing the only reason we're failing and falling is becasue satan is attacking us

    "when all i am is a monster"

    whe nin reality we so often do satan's work for him. our flesh, our fallen nature, is a greater threat to us more often than satan in my opinion.
    ukhardcoreon October 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentseedplanter hit it right on the head
    ChristisnotFASHIONon October 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song rocks and you could say that this is more about sexual impurity than anything else
    especially here:
    this is what real men keep quiet
    it doesn't exist if you can hide it behind your teeth
    and sleep at night next to your wife
    who you love too much to tell her
    you don't love her at all
    everglow16on February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUnfortunately, not to bum you out or anything, but you are all wrong.

    The song is about the writer's struggles with pornography.

    My friend knows them personally, so im 100% sure that's what it's about. Read it and it will make sense.
    playitloud253on April 02, 2006   Link

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