"The Monster Is Loose" as written by Desmond Child, Nikki Sixx and John Lowery....
I've been living my life in a cage
Freedom spits in my face
It was such a disgrace
And I was lonely
And feeling empty
Desperate

I had my head in a noose
I had nothing to loose
Had enough of abuse
And now I'm dangerous
Hateful, contagious
It haunts us

I'm angry (I'm angry)
I'm raging (I'm raging)
I'm breaking through the pain

[Chorus]
The monster's loose
And now you know the truth
Tell me can you feel it
As you hit the wall
The monsters loose
And now you have to choose
And prove you can take it
To the top before you fall

I've walked a slippery road
Felt a twitch in my soul
Through the wind and the cold
With no protection
Just one direction
Destruction

I've paid for all my mistakes
Taking all I can take
Until I'm ready to break
I'm feeling vicious
And so outrageous
It breaks us

I'm leaving
Still breathing
I'm tearing through these chains

[Chorus]

I've lived a thousand years in darkness
Banished all alone
Inside my mind with just my madness
Behind these walls of stone

I was falling apart at the seams
Holding my breath just to breathe
I tasted the sting of my tears

I was waking up stuck in a dream
Ran out of air, couldn't screamed
Wasted away by my fears

The monster's loose
And now you know the truth
Tell me can you feel it
As you hit the wall

The monster's loose
And now you have to choose
And prove that you can take it
To the top and never fall

The monster's loose
You've lost your last excuse
Now show me that you got it
Even when you fall

The monster's loose
This game is win or loose
Sometimes you gotta' do it
And show the world you want it all


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"The Monster Is Loose" as written by Nikki Sixx Desmond Child

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    General CommentI just heard it a few days ago, it really blew me away. great song
    metallic slayeron August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, Sounds like the new album is gonna be another classic like the others. The man has done it again.
    zotonon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA lot harder then most of his other stuff, This album will be an instant classic i think
    kfe2on October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about satan breaking out of hell after being kept there for so long, and trying to get people to follow him I guess as said in the book of Revelations. I could be looking to deep into the song though.
    metalfloydon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGotta lpve meat loaf. He kicked ass with yet another album.
    paintball89on January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeing an athlete and stuff this song really gets me in the mood to kick some serious ass.
    Its like a guy who has had a bad time, and now he feels he is gonna rise up..

    I cant see any references to satan etc.
    triviumrockeron January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lyrics arn't right, "Feelin' spit in my face" is "Freedom spit in my face" and "From running empty" is "Run-down and empty".
    I'm totally sure, and I know it doesn't sound right, but it's in the lyrics booklet in the album.
    If any of you we true fans you would be buying albums rather than scamming people like Meat Loaf by downloading music and you would know the lyrics.
    I'm pretty sure Like "[?]inhibitions / a-mebisious / an ambition[/?]" is "Like something vicious" but I can't really remember, the booklet is in the car outside which I can't really be bothered getting right now...
    I don't mean to sound mean, it just really annoys me of how people can claim to be loyal fans yet still not be helping the artists out.


    And yeah, this is a truly kickass song!!

    Meat Loaf is great at smerging the Classic Rock with some Metallish, fast, heavy, good stuff but still making it orchestrial and powerful. There are just soo many instruments playing in this song, so many people that want to play for Meat Loaf it's amazing. It's a great change to the modern punk-rock bands with only four members!
    I love how heavy this song is, it's great =]

    And I know this is "SongMeanings" not "SongCritism" but I just had to say that...
    I think the meaning of this song is really obvious, like everyone else has commented, a guy who is breaking through after decades of torment.

    Meat Loaf is a legend, I've been listning to him since I was born and forever will \m/ Even though I'm a metal/punk/emo-chick, I'm not ashamed to tell everyone my first concert was Meat Loaf XD
    OxyContinxGenocideon March 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe beast let loose after the thousand years..

    meat loaf has an incredible voice, it rings so clearly
    paccyon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about the releasing of an inner demon.

    It also strikes me that this concerns making a choice (The monster's loose and now you have to choose
    And prove that you can take it to the top before you fall) about what he's going to DO with the monster now that it IS loose.

    I also think that the song implies that this isn't just somebody who's angry, but someobody who has a REAL inner monster. I've known a few people like that. They're usually very self-contained, introspective and controlled, often quiet and shy - because they have to be, because they have a killer's soul, and it's too dangerous to be emotional.

    Sadly, that's also just the kind of person who attracts a certain class of abusive people, making it even harder for them to maintain control.

    Not everybody has a REAL inner monster... but those of us who do can tell you that letting it "loose" is an incredibly dangerous thing. Especially if, like the character in the song, you've been made to suffer while you've contained it for years.

    Loose the monster correctly, and you can use it for good - or at least, against other monsters. Choose poorly, and you turn it inward and destroy yourself, or out against innocents and become some useless spree killer.
    Doom Shepherdon August 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMeatloaf + Metal?
    MUST WORSHIP!

    Seriously though, this album is amazing, it really is.
    Live_FASTERon May 01, 2008   Link

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