"Monsters Invisible" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Justin Pierre Courtney....
it’s hard to believe
i cannot exist without you
as hard as i’ve tried
i cannot confess completely
these words will lament you
and do sorts of likewise behavior
it’s just part of the curse
i’m just trying to stay alive

are you out there
are you listening at all
are you out there
are you listening
to anything i’ve said

it’s hard to admit
my weaknesses can consume me
i search for the cure
in the bottles of buried volumes
the joke of it is
i express myself without purpose
yet you devour my smallness
the madness to make believe

if i can pretend, i don’t depend
i can deny, deny, denial
yet when push comes to shove
and all the above
i decide to live the lie


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    General Commentmaybe it's just the title hindering my judgment, but i really think this song is based on the book invisible monsters.
    from stars 2 tearson July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it is...I just finished reading it two days ago. Incredible book. Chuck palahnuik is God. It's time to dance by Panic! at the disco is about it though. I'm not a book person , but I'm in love with it. Go read it if you haven't already.
    insomnatic_meaton January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome, I am now intrigued to buying the book and reading it.
    flip the tapexXon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti know everyone is gonna think this is a " of course" or more frankly a " duh!" moment. but it seems to me that this song and most of his songs are about defeating most of his inner demons. like in modern chemistry, how he talks about the synapsis, which relate to extasy use and all the songs that talk about therapy, depression, his insceurities, his addictions, and his past relationships with women and his family. i think that in this last album he is finally trying to pick up the pieces. more so than the last. anyways this is an incredible song and i am glad it is fianlly released on the limited edition cd. and thank you guys for the invisible monsters thing. i gotta pick up that book.
    optimisticemoon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyep, the title is a reference to the book. originally it was monstres invisibles, the title in french, but the spelling got screwed up on the import. or something like that...

    btw: "these words were not meant to induce acts of likewise behavior"
    florachick223on July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can see how some of the lines could possibly could relate to Palahnuik. But, I don't see that they are.
    Acctually, I think you people are completely wrong.
    Samantha723on July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I don't think it's based on the book. I think they just named it after the book because they liked it.
    fivergirlon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's just me, but it sounds almost like a cautionary tale:
    "these words were not meant to induce acts of likewise behavior"
    hope like hellon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthink the song is pretty obvious. I know people take things differently but this is the way I see it:

    "It’s hard to believe
    I cannot exist without you
    As hard as I’ve tried
    I cannot confess completely
    These words will lament you
    And will induce acts of likewise behavior
    It’s just part of the curse
    I’m just trying to stay alive"
    There is someone in his life that he's lost (Girlfriend, lover, friend) and he can't get over it and he can't tell them how he feels about it. He's just trying to survive without telling them the truth but he wants them to hear this and feel the same way... The rest of it just is saying that he's pretending he doesn't have feelings or doesn't want them in his life and how he's dealing.
    Photoboothxxon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry, I misread the lyrics.

    And after reading the book "invisible monsters" the song makes alot more sense. However, I don't believe that the lyricist is writing and describing the book, but how he, himself, fits into the character's persona.

    "it’s hard to believe
    i cannot exist without you
    as hard as i’ve tried
    i cannot confess completely
    these words will lament you
    and do sorts of likewise behavior
    it’s just part of the curse
    i’m just trying to stay alive"

    It's kind of funny that the main character, Shannon, can only communicate herself through a pen and paper due to her jaw being blown off, maybe he feels writing is the only way to completely express how he feels.

    "are you out there
    are you listening at all
    are you out there
    are you listening
    to anything i’ve said"

    Summed up in the line from the book "Nobody gets noticed, not anymore"

    "it’s hard to admit
    my weaknesses can consume me
    i search for the cure
    in the bottles of buried volumes
    the joke of it is
    i express myself without purpose
    yet you devour my smallness
    the madness to make believe"

    In the book, Shannon & co steal perscription painkillers and such from upscale houses that are for sale, to differentiate between the medications she has a giant hand book in her possesion. I think he may see himself comparable with shannon because maybe he has/had a problem with some kind of substance.

    "if i can pretend, i don’t depend
    i can deny, deny, denial
    yet when push comes to shove
    and all the above
    i decide to live the lie"

    I think it means what it says here.
    hope like hellon December 09, 2006   Link

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