"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" as written by Sonny Moore and Anton Zaslavski....
Look at this
I'm a coward too
You don't need to hide, my friend
For I'm just like you

Yes, oh my god

Look at this
I'm a coward too
You don't need to hide, my friend
For I'm just like you

Yes, oh my god

Lyrics submitted by Crane42

"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites [Zedd Remix]" as written by Sonny Moore Anton Zaslavski

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  • +5
    General CommentI highly doubt the song was created for a message, but I'll interpret these lyrics anyways.
    I believe it is from a monster's perspective while telling a child that he need not fear him because of his appearance, and that they are both the same because on the inside he's a coward too.
    Arigostlyon November 28, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis reminds me of a dream I had not too long ago. There was this just hideously ugly creature that was extremely helpful and "it" and the villagers in the dream kept referring to a "monster"-I thought they meant "it",but in case in point they did not-they meant me-I looked at myself and I was terrifying. Sorry t.m.i.
    redshiftdazzleron December 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think that The Monster is the good guy, and the kid is afraid of him, but he's saying not to be afraid because he is just like the kid, but the Sprites are trying to kill the boy, but acting like they wanna help. they here what the monster says, and repeat it to the boy, because the boy can only here them, and then the song ends, when the sprites kill the boy.

    fairies and sprites are similar, and in the old days fairies tricked people into doing what they wanted.
    CupcakeJuion April 14, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's 'Pocket hands, I'm a coward too.' The lyric comes from the song Bells under his work as Sonny.
    alexnickon April 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI think the song is based on a sprite that is afraid of everything given the reason that they keep hiding and hiding from a "scary monster" or another sprite that looks different and is an outcast that is trying to help him/her overcome their fear.
    hamsterfaceon September 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationLet's not forget what we hear when we hear it backwards. Many of the lyrics are only heard when played backwards. Here is what I hear when It's played backwards:

    I'm just like you
    You don't need to
    I'm just like you


    I'm just like you
    You don't need
    Just like you
    SymBienon August 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationBasically what everyone's saying about the monster and the boy. The backwards lyrics points to it being "hidden" lyrics. The Monster is a coward so it "hides." The hidden lyrics referring to exactly that. Hidden.
    FragranceMuskon September 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that despite the reputation this song's got, that it's packed with emotion and soul.
    The song is about someone who is depressed, their mind is messed up, and their life crumbling away. In this case, he's a homosexual man, and hates himself because of it.
    The opening lyrics is someone trying to help him, trying to tell him that it's okay, he's just like him; but because of who he believes he is, he doesn't listen, and everything sounds jumbled and corrupted.
    The drop to my what he is feeling. That guttural grotesqueness symbolises how he's represented.
    When the words are finally decipherable, the man understands that he's had someone there all along, as now he can hear him.
    I won't end this with an "and they all lived happily ever after" haha. ;)
    SamuelLeumason July 31, 2014   Link
  • -3
    General Commenthe's probably trying to summon a demon, and it won't reveal itself to him, and he's telling it not to be afraid, and he's just like the demon...
    davidg6497on May 10, 2013   Link
  • -5
    My OpinionI personally believe that this song is complete and total crap. Just sayin'.
    muzy21on June 27, 2012   Link

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