Monsters

Album: Desperate Man (2018)
  • I killed my first monster when I was seven years old
    He melted like butter in my bathroom's sixty-watt bulb
    Kept a three-cell MagLite from Daddy's workshop drawer
    Under my pillow and I'd pull it like a sword

    Anymore when a restless feelin' keeps me up at night
    Fallin' on my knees is my new turnin' on the light
    I keep my faith intact, make sure my prayers are said
    'Cause I've learned that the monsters ain't the ones beneath the bed

    The wolf hunts a hungry man and the devil a lonely heart
    A minefield of bad decisions lay hidin' in the dark
    Greed stalks, sickness steals, and pride lays a wicked trap
    You can't avoid 'em all, no, you gotta trust me on that

    Anymore when a restless feelin' keeps me up at night
    Fallin' on my knees is my new turnin' on the light
    I keep my faith intact, make sure my prayers are said
    'Cause I've learned that the monsters ain't the ones beneath the bed

    Daddy, check my closet, leave on the bathroom light
    I smile and say "All clear" when I tuck him in for the night
    But Daddy, I'm still scared, can I sleep with you instead?
    I kneel down beside my little man and I bow my head

    Anymore when a restless feelin' keeps me up at night
    Fallin' on my knees is my new turnin' on the light
    I keep my faith intact, make sure my prayers are said
    'Cause I've learned that the monsters ain't the ones beneath the bed
    I've learned that the monsters ain't underneath the bed
    I've learned that the monsters ain't underneath the bed Writer/s: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Karmar from Indiana Love this song and feel the lyrics. I am becoming a big fan of Eric Church after song Some Of It. Absolutley love that and that's when I really took notice though I know he's not a new artist.
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