"Monsters" as written by and Peter Hobbs Jonthan Owen....
This town is full of monsters
Holding hands with other monsters
And attempting to be human beings
Shuffling around the shops
And waving at balloons

This town is full of monsters
Sitting on park benches
Eating little packets of Sultanas
Licking chocolate off their chubby little fingers

And I don't know why
It is they scare me but they do
And the thing that really frightens me
Is that all my friends from school

Are turning into monsters
Picking patterns out for curtains
Making friends with all the other monsters
Pushing little baby monsters
Around the shops in prams

This town is full of monsters
Peeping out from under parked cars
In multi-storey car park
Evil little eyes like fairy lights
Blinking in the dark

This town is full of monsters
Making out with other monsters
Picking sweet corn out of their teeth
Dipping pissy little fingers
In the pick 'n' mix

And I don't even know why
It is it scares me but it does
And the thing that really frightens me
Is that the people I used to love

Are turning into monsters
Getting married having babies
Telling me how great their life is
And how happy I would be if I could
Just be more like them



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"Monsters" as written by Peter Hobbs Jonthan Owen

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    General CommentSo there are adults .. being adults and families with children and this scares him, that idea of growing up. i adore this song. And i think the last line sums up the song pretty well. The thought that if he were to grow up and join them, he wouldn't be scared anymore, but rather happy...
    neat0neon November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI took it as the other people are telling him how happy he'd be if he grew up. Not him saying that.
    elleonon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think it's NOT him saying that. There are people growing up and being adults (or the harsher way of putting it would be "conforming") and he doesn't really blame them for doing that because they are just "attempting to be human beings" but he does blame them for "Telling me how great their life is/ And how happy I would be if I could/ Just be more like them ".

    Anyway, this is one of my favourite The Boy Least Likely To songs.
    napasahon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys have got it. People around him are changing. Growing up too fast, maybe. He just wants to keep his innocence. I love the child-like charm on The Best Party Ever. Definitely one of their best songs.
    rhymeswithorangeon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually the band told me that this song is about the crazy town they grew up in, and the people in it. That could probably be interlinked with what you all said.
    mfactoron April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHahaha, I love this song.
    ericaericaon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOn the CD he says, "And _pretending_ to be human beings." Which sort of messes with some of your "meanings".
    litteracyon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think there's an existencialist twist behind this song. It's not just about growing up, but being part of the system, being part of the crowd. It's about people giving more importance to things than to living ("picking patterns out for curtains"). Sad thing is that everyone eventually will turn into one of these money-hungry, consumerist "monsters".
    a town like parison July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood job paris!
    i agree :)
    dustybreezeon May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought this song was about halloween.
    ztarfishon March 16, 2010   Link

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