"Monster" as written by and Kate Miller-heidke....
Now there is no room for doubt
You chew it up and spit it out
And you even start to think
You know what you're about
Then it comes out of nowhere
And it pins you to the floor
It's a deafening roar

And you cannot be sure
If it's the monster under your bed
Or the voices in your head
Screaming like that
'cause you thought the voices were dead
That the monster had left with your old single bed

Now there is no time to waste
You're getting older every day
But you take another look
And you're fifteen again
And you're so scared of everyone
Unless they're uglier than you
And you're ashamed of what you're up to

And you cannot be sure
If it's the monster under your bed
Or the voices in your head
Screaming like that
'cause you thought that the voices were dead
That the monster had left with your old single bed

And now it's so far so good
So why do I feel no different?
Give me a reason
It's always one step forward and two steps back
I can't help it

I obey, I obey, I obey
I obey that old monster anyway

Now I think he was your friend once
You needed him I guess
Needed his protection
Nut now he is your hindrance
He is the one who stops you
From saying how you feel
And cover up what's real

And you cannot be sure
If it's the monster under your bed
Or the voices in your head
Screaming like that
'cause you thought that the voices were dead
That the monster had left with your old single bed

And now it's so far so good
So why do I feel no different?
Give me a reason
It's always one step forward and two steps back
I can't help it

I obey that old monster anyway


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"Monster" as written by Kate Miller-heidke

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    General Commentcan't believe i'm the first to comment on such a beautiful song... it's about growing up to me... so good... so sweet.
    antisheepon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the 'monster' is self doubt, and she allows it to always rule her. She wants to express herself more freely to those around her, but it forces her to retreat a bit into herself. Hence the one step forward two steps back.

    It's a gorgeous song.
    im_is_a_zombiehon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's about my eating disorder/ recovery from it.

    "You chew it up and spit it out" - I used to do this to my food.

    The "monster" being the past that caused the ED and the voicing being the actual thing,
    "'Cause you thought that the voices were dead, that the monster had left with your old single bed" - Everything was better now you had someone to go through it with you, but in my experience, I try to be better for them, perfect, which means weight included.

    "Now I think he was your friend once
    you needed him I guess
    needed his protection
    but now he is your hindrance" - I thought it was a simple diet, then everything got out of hand.

    "he is the one who stops you
    from saying how you feel
    And cover up what's real" - He really does

    "And now it's so far so good
    So why do I feel no different?" - When losing the weight you think you'll feel better about yourself, but you never do, you always to big, ugly

    "It's always one step forward and two steps back" - You gain weight and fell like you're getting better then it all comes back with one simple thought and you go backwards.

    And for the voices they do scream in your head, screaming all the bad thoughts, lies and to be perfect.

    But that's just what it means to me.
    SmallAvalancheon December 30, 2010   Link

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