"Monsters" as written by and Stephanie Ashworth Clint Hyndman....
I was hanging upside-down from the overpass
Waiting to discover something about the world
I couldn't get with the program
And I couldn't listen to them
It was like trying to think in reverse

And I don't want to slide into apathy
And I don't want to die in captivity
But these monsters
Follow me around
Hunting me down
Try to wipe me out
Wipe me out
Wipe me out
Wipe me out

Yeah I was hiding away underwater
Waiting for distance and buying some time
Trying to be two hundred thousand years younger
So I could excuse myself from human kind
Coz I don't want to be a container
Or a bastard with a ten page disclaimer
But these monsters
Spin me around
Get me down!
Just try to shut me out
Shut me out
Shut me out
Shut me out

Hold it in your hand
Hold it in your hand
Hold it in your hand
Believe it me, believe in it, believe

(Shut me out)
I was hiding away underwater
Waiting for distance, waiting for time.
And I don't want to slide into apathy, and I don't
And I don't want to live in captivity

Ohh ohh ohh, Ohh Ohh Ohhhh
(Shut me out)


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"Monsters" as written by Jessica Wolfe Holly Laessig

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    General CommentPersonally, I think the song is about being trapped by society. But, of course, we all had different ideas. *shrugs* (Oh, Dempsey - a lyrical god)
    CompleteNirvanaon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, it has different meanings depending on you and what mood you are in.
    At the moment i feel this song is about fighting with yourself and trying to fight off your deamons
    Edgyon February 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree this song is about personal demons or monsters! The writer Paul Dempsy claimed at the time of writing this song that his personal monster was writers block! Something For Kate rock and I hope to see more lyrics of theres on here in the future
    Dean Martinon February 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree this song is about personal demons or monsters! The writer Paul Dempsy claimed at the time of writing this song that his personal monster was writers block! Something For Kate rock and I hope to see more lyrics of theres on here in the future
    Dean Martinon February 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat type of music are they?
    Love214on March 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'd describe them as alternate, but not in a hard rock way. it's so hard to describe, but they're so good. go the aussie bands.
    jensteron April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah fantastic aussie band, great live show.......kinda soft rock but with hard bits that could sometimes even border on heaby metal (working against me) i love these guys
    Bulkyoneon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalt rock, i'd call them. only my fave band in the world.
    completely awesome songs on the album
    jack_the_braton August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kinda reminds me of a bunch of teachers...
    chocol8_k8on October 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me that "I WILL make myself better" feeling. I'm quite diggin' this band.
    The local station in my town in midAmericult played this a few times during their indie/emo/hardcore/college/lowfi/etc. program that got canceled to be replaced my a Top40 countdown...
    geekon April 18, 2003   Link

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