Monsters

Album: Attention Attention (2018)
  • Good for you, you fooled everybody
    Good for you, you fooled everyone
    Good for you, now you're somebody
    Good for you, you fooled everyone

    Leave your weapon on the table
    Wrapped in burlap, barely able
    Don't get angry, don't discourage
    Take a shot of liquid courage

    'Cause my monsters are real, and they're trained how to kill
    And there's no comin' back and they just laughed at how I feel
    And these monsters can fight, and they'll never say die
    And there's no goin' back, if I get trapped I'll never heal
    Yeah, my monsters are real

    Good for you, you hurt everybody
    Good for you, you hurt everyone
    Good for you, you love nobody
    Good for you, you owe no one

    Leave your weapon on the table
    Wrapped in burlap, barely able
    Call a doctor, say a prayer
    Choose a god you think is there

    'Cause my monsters are real, and they're trained how to kill
    And there's no comin' back and they just laughed at how I feel
    And these monsters can fight, and they'll never say die
    And there's no goin' back, if I get trapped I'll never heal
    'Cause my monsters are real

    Leave your weapon on the table
    Wrapped in burlap, barely able
    Don't get angry, don't discourage
    Take a shot of liquid courage
    Leave a light on if you're able
    'Cause we both know you're unstable
    Call a doctor, say a prayer
    Choose a god you think is there

    'Cause my monsters are real, and they're trained how to kill
    And there's no comin' back and they just laughed at how I feel
    And these monsters can fight, and they'll never say die
    And there's no goin' back, if I get trapped I'll never heal
    Yeah, my monsters are real Writer/s: BRENT SMITH, ERIC BASS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Paul from Florida I have been fighting alcoholism forever.. 22 years 6 months and 13 days in the Army... too many combat zones.. too much shit I don't want to remember.... this song explains how I live everyday.. I hurt my family with my drinking... but I have no feelings for that...
  • Hobyhi from Scthis song(to me) is about grief from breaking up with a self medicating mentally ill person. My monsters are the ptsd that the incurs from the abuse of a mentally ill person. It is as if I wrote it. He had a secret life.... " you fooled every body." He used alcohol and drugs to deal with the shame which resulted in his angery violence towards me, his wife for 25 years....his weapon is his anger "wrapped in burlap" is the shame. He disappeared and is building a new identity leaving children and me behind. Lots of hurt. "there's no going back, of I get trapped I'll never heal" refers to the ebb and flow of the grief and pain I am dealing with as I recover.
  • Mariona Perkins Vasquez from Texas Monsters...its not about his demons. Its other people's demons. When he got tired, he gave up on trying to persuade people that their demons are self made from their conscience and guilt. Our demons are reflections of the road less traveled. We save and love others out of cowardice excuses. Our actions are false when it comes to loving and caring and risking our own lives compared to another's. Judgement is a demon first and FOREMOST. Because we separate ourselves from the responsibility of love and making a difference/decision to save ourselves, instead of those that should matter most...THE CHILDREN. I have PTSD...because of the fight I have experienced with others trying to control me instead of being someone confident enough to BELIEVE that others are not dead for the sake of the WORLD. No one should have to suffer for Sorrows sake.

    I bet he was a loner. Life got very clear and no one believed him or even tried to understand what he was talking about. Philosophical. Not too many people have the gift. That's why we are sacrificed. We see a lot before it happens. We have more than 5 senses...
    #6=THAT GUT FEELING. More than INTUITION.

    I see it every day. People don't love or care for people anymore.
  • Just Me from TraveledSounds like a struggle, for him it is substance abuse, for veterans its PTSD, for teens its the pressures of society..... we all have monsters and yes they can kill if not controlled.
  • Kennychew from ChapticoI feel the strength he is pushing out but the video is a different sound it not just betrayal but the will to still be able!
  • Brandon from 28645Definitely about veterans and the hardship and nightmares they endure and live with from war.
  • Dirk from IndianapolisIn my opinion only. This is perhaps the greatest rock song ever produced
  • Honey Badger03 from The GraveThis is about veterans obviously
  • Eee from Unknown It's "My monsters are real" not "No monsters are real"
  • AnonymousActually, the beginning of the chorus is "'Cause MY monsters are real..."
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