"Monster" as written by Gavin Brown and John Cooper....
The secret side of me, I never let you see
I keep it caged but I can't control it
So stay away from me, the beast is ugly
I feel the rage and I just can't hold it

It's scratching on the walls, in the closet, in the halls
It comes awake and I can't control it
Hiding under the bed, in my body, in my head
Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster

My secret side I keep hid under lock and key
I keep it caged but I can't control it
'Cause if I let him out he'll tear me up, break me down
Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster

It's hiding in the dark, it's teeth are razor sharp
There's no escape for me, it wants my soul, it wants my heart
No one can hear me scream, maybe it's just a dream
Maybe it's inside of me, stop this monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I've gotta lose control, here's something radical
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster


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"Monster" as written by John Landrum Cooper Gavin Brown

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  • +11
    General CommentOn Skillet's Facebook page it says that "Life is full of challenges, and sometimes when you look deep into yourself, you can feel weighed down by sin and the ‘Monster’ that lives inside us all." I think this song is talking about sin and the old human nature, the "body of death" that tries to high-jack our lives and drive us away from the path that God wants us to be on.
    josiahmaason July 14, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentWell, Christians can't expect non-believers to see God in every song, just how non-believers can't expect Christians to keep God out of everything as they wish they would. Skillet is a Christian band, therefore, it is expected that a majority of their songs are about God, thus making them a Christian band. If you're interested in non-God Skillet songs, try "Should've When You Could've" or something like that. Also, lyrics are written to be taken however the reader wants to interpret them. If you want to fit God into everything then wonderful, and if you want to keep him out of everything, more power to you.

    Oh and P.S., saying that Christians are ruining Skillet for you is completely ignorant, intolerant, and childish. That's like saying that non-Christians ruin non-Christian bands for me. It makes no sense. Christians who are "really into it" are what God commands Christians to be, and if you don't like it then tough. I'm not too fond of Atheists who are really into it and I have to deal with it every day. And, um, your opinion does not entitle you to tell anyone not to give theirs. You say that Comatose and Awake have nothing to do with God, fine, but no one has to shut up if they think it does. Try thinking before you post next time. Thanks.
    Charderjeanon December 06, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI still can't see this as the TDG "Animal I Have Become".
    If you actually listen to is, it sounds alot diffrent. Some of the lyrics may be similar though.
    emotionalvampon June 15, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretationi believe the meaning behind this song is that everyone is born with sin, everyone. Once you accept Christ sin wants to destroy even more and it tempts you, and sometimes there is a part of you that wants it but you know with your christian walk you cannot do that. So sin is the monster tempting you, and trying to break you down. Remember all things are possible through Christ, and temptation has no power over you
    tkdblackbelton August 12, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti believe these are the correct lyrics:

    The secret side of me,
    I'll never let you see.
    I keep it caged but I can't control it.
    So stay away from me,
    The beast is ugly.
    I feel the rage and I just can't hold it.

    It's scratchin' on the walls,
    In the closet, in the halls.
    It comes awake and I can't control it.
    Hidin' under the bed,
    In my body, in my head.
    Why won't somebody come and save me from this
    Make it end.

    I feel it deep within,
    It's just beneath the skin,
    I must confess that I feel like a monster.

    I hate what I've become,
    The nightmare's just begun.
    I must confess that I feel like a monster.

    I feel like a monster.

    My secret side I keep,
    Hid under lock and key.
    I keep it caged but I can't control it.
    Cause if I let him out,
    He'll tear me up, break me down.
    Why won't somebody come and save me from this
    Make it end.

    It's hidin in the dark,
    It's teeth are razor sharp,
    There's no escape for me,
    It wants my soul, it wants my heart.

    No one can hear me scream,
    Maybe it's just a dream,
    Or maybe it's inside of me.
    Stop this monster.

    I feel it deep within,
    It's just beneath the skin,
    I must confess that I feel like a monster. X3

    I'm gonna lose control,
    It's something radical,
    I must confess that I feel like a monster.
    I, I feel like a monster. X4


    anywho I love this song.
    and i basically think it's about how we fight within ourselves and how we all sort of have a "monster" inside of us and how don't want it win but it's always sort of there! [=
    CantGoOnWithoutYourLoveon September 06, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationIn my opinion this song is about escaping the world. If you watch the video ( youtube.com/… ) at the beginning there are doctors 'helping' the people in the hospital. I interpreted the doctors as the world who seems to be helping us but are really dragging us down into their pit of evil. The 'patients' escape the grasp of the 'doctors' and try to get away. Throughout the video they are being chased by a SWAT team which represent how when you escape the world, it will chase you trying to bring you back. At the end of the video the 'patients' escaped the dark hallways of the hospital (the world) and into the light of day (God's love).
    karatedrummer7on April 19, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think that the song is about the dark side that we all contain inside of us. The monster that we all try to cage and bury deep...But we can never truly contain it because it has to come out sometimes but if we do the monster will consume our hearts and tear us down.
    Freetobeuson May 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just wanna think it is about a Werewolf, its obvious xP but yeah if we investigate the lyrics we can find a lot of other meanings, but, i will leave it at werewolf, sounds better for me
    SmasherWolfon January 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love skillet. i think this song is about the devil trying to get to him but he wont let it.
    pantherman549on February 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell i'm christian and i got nothing to do with god out of that song... In fact it talks about (to me)about a rage that sometimes is hard to keep in without doing something homicidal. Like when i get pissed off so many things flash through my mind that i would do to that person that would probably put me into a straitjacket and a padded cell. just my imput.
    breakneckwolfon May 22, 2011   Link

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