Monster

Album: Awake (2009)
Play Video
  • The secret side of me, I never let you see
    I keep it caged but I can't control it
    So stay away from me, the beast is ugly
    I feel the rage and I just can't hold it

    It's scratching on the walls, in the closet, in the halls
    It comes awake and I can't control it
    Hiding under the bed, in my body, in my head
    Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

    I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
    I must confess that I feel like a monster

    I, I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster

    My secret side I keep hid under lock and key
    I keep it caged but I can't control it
    'Cause if I let him out he'll tear me up, break me down
    Why won't somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

    I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
    I must confess that I feel like a monster

    I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster

    It's hiding in the dark, it's teeth are razor sharp
    There's no escape for me, it wants my soul, it wants my heart
    No one can hear me scream, maybe it's just a dream
    Maybe it's inside of me, stop this monster

    I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I hate what I've become, the nightmare's just begun
    I must confess that I feel like a monster

    I feel it deep within, it's just beneath the skin
    I must confess that I feel like a monster
    I've gotta lose control, here's something radical
    I must confess that I feel like a monster

    I, I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster
    I, I feel like a monster Writer/s: Gavin Brown, John Landrum Cooper
    Publisher: Songtrust Ave, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Deliverance Kid from TxThe song made me manifest & now i’m going to get deliverance. It started as a snake & grew into a dragon, i’ve asked God to slay it. And am going to change my life.
  • Tacocat_king from Caton, New YorkI freaking love this song. Had no idea it was as big of a hit as it really is.
  • Anonymousi love your music
  • Drew from Mn UsaAlthough this song was meant to be religious. It's up to yourself to decide what it means. The lyrics never directly imply anything to do with religion. You could very easily say this song is, as mentioned, about hiding your true self from public. Whether that is religious or not, to each his own.
  • Austin from Yankton, SdI am atheist but that doesn't stop me from listening to them. I like all of their music. It all has a different message for everybody.
  • Kate from Milton, IaI absolutely love this song. Skillet rocks, even if they are a Christian band. I myself don't follow the religion, but I don't allow that fact to stop me from listening to them. Especially with the great meanings they have behind each song. (:
  • Michael from San Antoio, TogoI like their song monster. This band kicks ASS!
  • Zack from Noblesville, InI never thought about the song like that. I love the heaviness and all but the meaning has touched me true sin is a sinister beast a monster and depending on who the person is it varies in strength mine is strong enough to make me fear for my life the woman I love whom left me and my family the darkness inside me continues to grow and fester that sing is true to the fat everyone has something that makes them feel like a "monster" a beast that's is angry and wants out.
  • Juliet from Polokwane, South AfricaWell said Shannon! There are so many christian rock groups out there which so little know of!! Gives me great pleasure to know that people are listening to christian groups and don't even know about it!! Fact: God's annointing is all over these groups and their music and somehow, someway He wil get through to you!! Skillet are one of those bands...their songs are amazingly powerful...especially Monster!! I'm in a daily battle with sin, it's like a monster, just lurking behind every corner...waiting to attack!! Sin creates a monster in you and - if not repent - could kill you!!
  • Shanon from Wichita, Ksoh my god Jack shut up!
    you dont like it LEAVE THE PAGE! dollars to donuts you would have been too dense to know this band is contemporary christian if the article above hadnt SAID it.
    I knew they were because Carman used Skillet's song best kept secret in his movie. bottom line, dont like it dont comment.. guess i shouldnt tell you that Creed is a contemporary christian group.. switchfoot and nickelback too. See? the message is being passed quietly... but the songs help people cope.

  • Jack from Nashville, TnI can't wait for the day where people stop forcing their religion down my throat.
  • Naomi from Belfast, United KingdomTo me this song is about a person struggling with some aspect of themselves that they feel makes them a monster. That's just me.
  • Allen from Bermenton, WaWhat they say is soooooooooo true that it's hard to believe that they said it and not me. There is a lot of sin in my life and the life of others in this world so this song means a lot to me. I'm glad you guys have this band and this song.
  • Seraphim14 from Charolette, NcFirst thing is first, this band kicks ass, they are the best Christian Rock band out there. This song means a lot to me b/c I'm fighting sin and it's a monster inside me. I can't control it, nor could I let it loose but it does it on it's own. Repent yours sins and that monster(sin) will never hurt you again b/c Jesus has taken over :)
  • Azalea from Hot Springs, ArThis acctually reminds me of the Crank series by Ellen Hopkins.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New Words

Facebook, Bromance and Email - The First Songs To Use New WordsSong Writing

Where words like "email," "thirsty," "Twitter" and "gangsta" first showed up in songs, and which songs popularized them.

Charles Fox

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Bryan Adams

Bryan AdamsSongwriter Interviews

What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.

Leslie West of Mountain

Leslie West of MountainSongwriter Interviews

From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.