"Monster" as written by Alexander Junior Grant, Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Daniel Wayne Sermon and Joshua Francis Mosser....
Ever since I could remember
Everything inside of me
Just wanted to fit in (oh oh oh oh)
I was never one for pretenders
Everything I tried to be
Just wouldn't settle in (oh oh oh oh)

If I told you what I was
Would you turn your back on me?
And if I seem dangerous
Would you be scared?
I get the feeling just because
Everything I touch isn't dark enough
If this problem lies in me

I'm only a man with a candle to guide me
I'm taking a stand to escape what's inside me
A monster, a monster
I've turned into a monster
A monster, a monster
And it keeps getting stronger

Can I clear my conscience,
If I'm different from the rest
Do I have to run and hide? (oh oh oh oh)
I never said that I want this
This burden came to me
And it's made it's home inside (oh oh oh oh)

If I told you what I was
Would you turn your back on me?
And if I seem dangerous
Would you be scared?
I get the feeling just because
Everything I touch isn't dark enough
If this problem lies in me

I'm only a man with a candle to guide me
I'm taking a stand to escape what's inside me
A monster, a monster
I've turned into a monster
A monster, a monster
And it keeps getting stronger

I'm only a man with a candle to guide me
I'm taking a stand to escape what's inside me
A monster, a monster
I've turned into a monster
A monster, a monster
And it keeps getting stronger


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"Monster" as written by Alexander Junior Grant Joshua Francis Mosser

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    My OpinionWell, here's my opinion:

    Ever since I could remember,
    Everything inside of me,
    Just wanted to fit in (Oh oh oh oh)

    It is about a guy, who since he was a kid just does not fit in his society. Example: all the people liked soccer, he liked basketball.

    I was never one for pretenders,
    Everything I tried to be,
    Just wouldn't settle in (Oh oh oh oh)

    He never had no one who really wanted him, and he tried to do different activities but they just didn't fit in him.

    If I told you what I was,
    Would you turn your back on me?

    After all I said before, he was normal, but there was onte thing that changed him, I don't know, maybe a strange disease, etc.

    And if I seem dangerous,
    Would you be scared?

    The thing that changed in him makes him seem different that how he really is.

    I'm only a man with a chamber who's got me,
    I'm taking a stand to escape what's inside me.
    A monster, a monster,
    I've turned into a monster,
    A monster, a monster,
    And it keeps getting stronger.

    He just don't want to be criticized by people anymore, and he accepts his condition and leave "the monster to escape".

    Can I clear my conscience,
    If I'm different from the rest,
    Do I have to run and hide? (Oh oh oh oh)

    I think this part is self-explanatory.

    I never said that I want this,
    This burden came to me,
    And it's made it's home inside (Oh oh oh oh)

    He continues being criticized by people, and he wants they to understand that he didn't wanted what happened, it only happened.

    Well, that´s all my opinion, sorry if I have a mistake I'm not anglophone.
    I came to these conclusions beacause I have acne, but not the normal acne, and all the people believe that I don't clean my face (Actually I clean my face third times a day), and I've been bullied in some occasions (I really don't care being bullied). Also, as the people doesn't like my acne I neither, and it's so much to you when not even you like your face as for all the people keep saying the same thing.
    Nitsemcon October 14, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationHere is my look on this, but I think this song can be understood in a number of ways.

    It tells about this guy who just wants to fit in. In some way, he's different and if he showed his true colors, people wouldn't accept him. He has taken on a role, being someone he isn't. Now, he don't like this role, not at all. He sees himself as a monster, this new him being forced onto him. He wants to escape this new role, as he sees that it isn't him.
    Kaffe4200on November 07, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song expresses what it feels like to be "awake" in this world. It explains what a person goes through inside when you "wake up" to the harsh reality that everything we were taught about life and what we know about ourselves, is a lie. The person in the song understands that he isn't who he thought he was in life anymore, and he knows deep down that he's been living a lie his entire life. He wanted to learn the truth at the moment, but he never asked for the burden that it carry's by knowing it. He's is trying to fight the awakening process that one goes through when you learn who we are on the deepest level. He's trying to forget the things that he understands the most about himself, because it makes him feel disconnected from the rest of society. He used to naturally just "want" to fit in, but the truth that he learned has awoken a side of him that can't live in the reality of the old person he used to be. That side of him is the monster that wants to be set free, but he is scared to leg go of the old him, because of the way people might judge him. He's not ready for the world to see who he truly is just yet, and the more he trys to hide it the more the monster inside of him wants to come out.

    Its hard for people to learn about the truth and then just go about their lives like nothing ever happened. Once you become spiritually awake, its hard to look at life from the same perspective that you used to. Your soul wants to be set free at this point, and the more you keep it trapped inside, then the more it begs to come out. Most people subconsciously keep that monster inside because they've never met that side of them yet. But if when you are consciously aware of that monster inside of you, then its hard to fight it. The key to letting that monster out is to let go of everything that limits you from expressing what your true beliefs are. Accept losing everything you ever knew, and begin to grow into your true Divine self.
    FreeYourMind1on December 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThe thing about songs is that people can relate to them with their different experiences. Some other people who have commented have suggested this song being related to people with mental disorders, which I find understandable. But as someone who has never experienced this, I cannot personally relate to this.

    My interpretation is that this is about an internal conflict. I hope that you all feel that a need for belonging is inherent to all humans; humans are not solitary creatures. They build societies where they belong to, are conditioned to belong to that society, and if that fails, find a society in which they do belong. The conflict is between the need to belong and the need to be true to yourself.

    As a child who has been rejected by society, or on a lower scale, by his/her peers; a child who does not fit in this society, and cannot move away, you'd want to change yourself. This works if you're close to what is expected of you... but if you're very different, it feels unnatural. You try and try, but the habits, the values, just don't settle.

    I keep on lying to myself, and to the rest of society, who am I really? I know that this is not who I am, but you don't. If I told you that this is not who I really am, would you not like me anymore? If you think the real me is (a dangerous person?), would you be scared? I feel like everyone around me is being true to themselves, and I'm the only one with the problem, that perhaps something is wrong with me.

    I only have a candle to guide me; in this dark place, I don't know which way to go. Should I find myself? Should I find my way out? I'm losing myself, I don't know who I really am. This lie that I've been acting out all this time, is growing stronger, that it's becoming the real me. I've turned into this lie... and I don't want to.

    Can I ever find the right thing to do? If I show you all who I really am, will you all hate me? Do I have to run and hide? I never said that I wanted this, I just wanted to be myself and fit in at the same time. But now there's a problem, and it won't leave me.

    Will you leave me if I tell you who I really am? Would you be scared of me if I'm not who you think I am? I get the feeling that everything around me is normal, and I'm the only one with this problem.
    BetterThanYuuon July 26, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIt's about a person who discovers that he's turned into someone or something he's not because of something he said or did or failed to say or do, and he wants to escape it. I know it because I feel like I am turning into a monster every time I start yelling at people.
    seeingon October 17, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI see this song as a person being abnormal and being so terrified to show it to society that it builds up inside and creates a hate-filled... well, monster. They become so isolated that it just keeps growing and they're too scared to tell anyone because they think they'd be labeled as a freak so they try to be normal and fake it but they hated being 'a pretender' and having to act as someone so very different than what they truly are. They begin to think it's their fault. It seems like a horrible trait to them so they're afraid to show people the real, true, flawed but somehow perfect person they really are.
    NeonDragon03on October 19, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song reminds me of Divergent, my opinion so if you don't agree I'm sorry but I just think the story and this song have a lot of similarities.
    you107845on March 20, 2014   Link
  • +1
    Song ComparisonAnyone who's watched Fringe by J.J Abrams would totally understand this: Season six when Walter gets his brain tissue fixed and then wants to get it removed but no one is letting him, and he's slowly losing love for those around him. It'd also apply to when peter uses the Observer tech... sorry for the rant, but anyone whos watched Fringe would be get it
    aarseg12on June 04, 2014   Link
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    My Opinioni m gonna agree with chainta, this song describe perfectly how you feel when your developping a mental disorder ( i feeled like that when i developed some psychosis)
    psychoimpon July 15, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhen I listen to this song, what comes to my mind is someone who's struggling with their sexuality. They're scared that if they show who they truly are, they won't be accepted.
    pugtherobon October 19, 2015   Link

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