"Monster" as written by and Charles/mcgee Burchill....
Turns up when you're outside
'Cause inside you're in night time
Everywhere is frightenin'
There's something you are needin' to find

The pressure's grassin' you down
That ragin' monster pullin' you around
It wants to rip our skins apart
Tear out the strings connected to our hearts
Our hearts, our hearts

Evil glander eyelids
Groovy wears us on her mouth
Tremblin' when we see her
Run and hide, she's comin' around to

Tear out the strings
Tear out the strings
Tear out the strings
Connected to our hearts

Tear out the strings
Tear out the strings
Tear out the strings
Connected to our hearts

Our hearts
(Tear out the strings)
(Tear out the strings)
(Tear out the strings)

Our hearts
(Tear out the strings)
(Tear out the strings)
(Tear out the strings)

Our hearts

You wait of yourself
That crowded you in
Dark clouds come around
In hope of a home

Your body grew wider
The moon would slow down
Delusions of dying
Make sense in your head

The hair grew in thick
Your tongue's reached in
The venom fought hard
To poison our hearts

Delusions of dying
Make sense in your head
But you're better than that
You're better than that
Tear out, tear out

The web remain protects us
They're both the muscle shelter
But it's our blood that mends us
It's our blood that mends us

The web remain protects us
They're both the muscle shelter
But it's our blood that mends us
It's our blood that mends us


Lyrics submitted by Jennex

"Monster" as written by Charles/mcgee Burchill

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  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are incorrect from the unintelligible line ("-------") on.

    The ------ line is actually "The hair grew in thick"
    What follows is this:

    The hair grew in thick,
    Your talons reached in,
    The venom fought hard,
    To poison our hearts,
    Delusions of dying made sense in your head,
    But you're better than that, you're better than that
    e_man182on June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've been looking for these lyrics for AGES!!!!! i love this song soo much
    thank you sooo much for posting them :D
    moomiteon October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe coming to tear out the strings...but it's the blood that mends us.

    So maybe the strings she's tearing out are literally the life source, the veins, and she's the monster?
    angilwingzon January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it might be to do with breaking up with someone but she's really scared of breaking up. So she dresses up, i guess in the sense of taking someone out to a meal then breaking up with them. But inside, she is super scared. The something to find could be confidence to do that. But I think she has mixed feelings about breaking up with this person, and this metaphorical monster is there to do the breaking up ie tearing out the strings connected to our hearts. Afterwards, she feels relieved that she has done the break up.
    keef-loveron May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cool and clever song. At its most basic level, it's about a girl dealing with her period (monster and blood as metaphors) -- which in turn serves as a second-level metaphor for growing up. In the twilight between childhood and adulthood, you feel like your real self is trapped inside your changing body. (Dressed up in your outsides). Your body is doing weird things, and you struggle with a sense of losing who you are in who you are becoming. It's scary. (Inside you're in nighttime, everywhere is frightening).

    The connected hearts are those of the child and the adult. Growing up threatens to rip the connection apart. The protaganist wants to flee it (run and hide, she's coming around), but obviously can't escape it. She struggles with it (the venom fought hard to poison our hearts), becoming depressed (delusions of dying). Ultimately, though, she resolves it -- realizing that growing up isn't as bad a thing as she feared. It just a necessary part of our life's cycle. The monster that scared her so much is ultimately seen in a different, and positive, light. Blood, which is normally associated with death and injury, is seen as renewing life force instead of as destructive force (It's our blood that mends us). This obviously ties up the menstruation angle. The final stanza is hopeful and upbeat.

    Really good song.

    LucasCorso666on February 10, 2011   Link

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