So mean, so mean

Every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah
And every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah

I'm feeling strange in the night
I'm in myself I feel I'm thrown into a fight
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, nothin's right
My skin is burning when my rock begins to speak
There's something going wrong with me
I am changing rapidly
I'm feeling stronger, more alert, I'm on the move
I smell her scent and I know I will find her soon (soon, soon)
the one to come and free me from this fate
I'll find her, it's not too late, hey, hey

Every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah
And every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah

I'm a beast in the night
I'm on the prowl and I'm hoping to find some light
you call it heaven, I can do it for the same
Aint nothing wrong I'll be feasting on something brave
A sexy lady who's pure, she has the cure, uh
I hope she can find a man within the beast, and
I hope she saves me from the curse I have to beat, hey
I hope she figures out a way to save my soul
yeah, to save my heart, hey

Every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah
And every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah

Nananananananana, whoooa
nanananananana
Nananananananana, whoooa
nanananananana

I watch the sun collapse and tuck up in the clizzoud
I am the lone wolf
Go where I wanna
Let the moon shine be the guide to the lizzight
Even when I stray away the light never left me, uh
I learn to follow my instinct
Blinded by the light, rather that than the evil
Fill another place in a room full of people
Try and be the same bitch you know you're not a sequel

You're fate will be whatever it shall be (be, be, be, be)
We'll fight no more,
I let these things just be (be, be, be)

Every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah
And every time, the moon shines I become alive, yeah

Nananananananana, whoooa
nanananananana
Nananananananana, whoooa
nanananananana


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    My InterpretationI feel that this song is a reference to the state of mind that the protagonist of the album finds while on a psychedelic trip and how the trip is guiding him to a better understanding of his love for the girl he is tripping with and a better understanding of the problems he is facing in the relationship and his life. The first part is a description of the onset of the trip. He begins to feel the onset of the effects and becomes aware of the psychological confusion in his mind. The current state of mind he is in seems inescapable and very strange. He then notices the common somatic effect of mushrooms which is the change in body temperature, then the rock speaking to him represents his first hallucinations and he realizes something is very different and the shift into a higher consciousness is occurring very rapidly. He feels more energy and heightened senses, his vision sharpens and begins his journey. He becomes optimistic about his search for love with this girl and he is hopeful that it is not too late for this love to become truly possible. The next part talks about his religious beliefs and how the light he is searching for represents heaven and the girl he's with finds the light and also calls it heaven. They share a profound spiritual and religious discovery together. He then talks about how he hopes the girl will look past his the "beast" in him which is causing problems in their relationship. He hopes that she will help him conquer his personality traits that stress the relationship and save his heart and soul from being consumed by this "curse".
    The last part is what he feels coming out of his trip. The Moonlight, which represents the psychedelic state, showed him the light and even after the trip is over he still can see this light. He then can focus on the light and ignore the evil which was the root of the problems he was facing. His experience made him more connected with himself and he now approaches life with a new perspective in which he follows what his heart and intuition tells him. The trip had the same effect on the girl and he tells her that she should recognize the changes it brought upon her as well as him. He tells her that whatever her future holds, whether it be in love with him or someone else he will respect her. He understands now that fighting with her is no longer necessary because he has accepted that fate will take its own course. He realizes that all the things that trouble and could possibly trouble the relationship will just be and he accepts that. Thats my take on it, the song and the album represent a story of a man on a journey through life and this part is him describing the little story that took place inside his head during his psychedelic experience with his girlfriend with the wolf symbolizing his third person observation of himself after ego death.



    jtc90on May 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentillll song.

    i think it's a direct continuation from "Enter Galactic", where the protagonist takes shrooms and continues on his "journey" in this song and hallucinating that he's a werewolf maybe?

    just a thought, cudi is such a refreshing listen.
    mast0d0non September 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, obviously it is about a werewolf, but I think that's symbolic reference for something greater than just a random change. I think it's discussing his evolution as a person in life. He feels uncomfortable, yet hes "more alert" and "on the move". The song also makes several references about finding a new girl ("A sexy lady who is pure"). I think it is about the evolution of a man as he shifts through life looking for the perfect girl.

    Currently my theme song ;)
    johnswimmeron October 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is simply about Cudi's night life and the how he rages all night like he supposed to.
    dannypsaltison July 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe the line is "feelin' out of place in a room full of people"
    perfektdisguizeon April 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkid cudi + ratatat = great duo/triple ever!
    don't know what it means yet. barely got it. haha.
    anyways, this is an instant favorite maybe cause im a bit biased.
    :)
    instincts suckon September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this song is bumpin
    spikdboyon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its "i watch the sun collapse and tuck up in the clizzoud"
    hfson September 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI really do think he is talking about being a werewolf in this one. Nearly every line states something that can be related to turning into a werewolf in the moonlight, and being a werewolf.

    "Every time, the moon shines I become alive"
    "I am changing rapidly
    I'm feeling stronger, more alert, I'm on the move
    I smell her scent and I know I will find her soon"
    "I'm a beast in the night"
    "I hope she saves me from the curse I have to beat,"
    and, if this isn't proof enough, "I am the lone wolf"
    hewaron October 10, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I'm a beast in the night
    I'm on the prowl and I'm hoping to find some light
    you call it heaven, I can do it for the same
    Ain't nothing wrong I'll be feasting on something brave"

    Wrong,

    "I'm a beast in the night
    I'm on the prowl and I'm hoping to find some light
    You call it heaven, I do too, we feel the same
    Ain't nothing wrong I'll be feasting on something brave"

    There ya' go. =]
    SANITIZERONDECKon February 27, 2010   Link

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