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Meg & Dia: Monster Meaning

Song Released: 2006


Monster Lyrics

His little whispers.
Love Me. Love Me.
That's all I ask for.
Love Me. Love Me.
He battered his tiny fists to feel something.
Wondered what it's like to touch and feel something.
Monster.
How should I feel?
Creatures lie here.
Looking...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 19th, 2007 7:21am report


    This song is about the story they wrote. They posted it on a blog. Hope this sheds some light on the subject:

    MONSTER SIDENOTES

    Hello. Here are the lyrics to Monster written by a collaboration of Meg and I. Many of our songs that we write, and many of the ones that will be on the new record are about stories. Stories about friends, about strangers, about history, and about characters in some of our most favorite books. Posted below are the actual lyrics to "Monster," as well as the short story I wrote next to those lines along time ago.

    [lyrics.]

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    Sidenotes and afternotes for the more curious and unsatisfied....by Dia.

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    The couch. Always behind the couch. Under the table. The closet under the stairs. Three places to run. Three places to hide. Every time their voices would rise I would run to the closest sanctuary and thank God I was small enough to fit. Those voices that ran across each corner of the room seemed to reverberate off my very skin. Dad. He told me to call him Sir. Never Dad. Mom. She told me to call her Hannah. She was so pretty when she slept. She was so pretty when she was happy. Now, her body of twenty years was old. Tired from no sleep, breaking from fingertips pressed into her sides, and boiling with too hard of liquor for her fragile, porcelain outline.

    After every uproar, every tear by her, and every empty bottle by him they would come looking. Her, happy to see him turn his malice towards me. Him, happy to turn his malice away from himself. I was the six year old pathetic coward.

    Sir, I would say.

    My eyes would wander to Hannah with frightened curiosity.

    What had I done?

    I called him sir. I called her Hannah.

    They called me Henry at school.

    They called me Henry at church.

    They called me Monster at home.


    After black, they would confine me to my room. A tiny room with one window, where their words said minutes earlier would form long sentences and wrap around in a circle above my head like those music boxes loving mothers would clip to the sides of their infants cribs. I hated my room. I hated the dark. They knew it, too, and took pleasure in locking me in. Locking me in where they could get me.


    Dear Reader: Please note, if you ever were a six year old child, remember what it was like to lay in bed and imagine that loud heartbeat pulsing thick from underneath your mattress. Remember that hand that hovered over your face once you closed your eyes. Remember that loud breathing that resided around your open window. The creatures. That white little girl that crawled towards you in the night, hair hanging around the neck, fingers outstretched. To a child it is horrid. To an adult, it is a memory that most barely ever remember.


    Twenty years later.


    I didn't understand love. I didn't understand human connection. I only understood the weather: constantly changing. I understood change. I didn't understand safety, or any emotion, be it love, or hate, that could be unconditional.

    I was at my second year of college. I was striving to be a writer. I didn't trust the crowds. I would go to my apartment, sit at my small desk I had gotten at a garage sale, and stay there for hours with my books, my papers, and a bottle of brandy. Then the day would end, and I'd get ready for the next.


    I slept with the lights on.

    Always.


    I didn't want many things, but every once in a while, I hate to admit, I would want to feel that popular emotion I had read about in so many books: love. I was scared to administer it myself. I was scared to feel for another person.


    So things happened.


    On the walk to my apartment I saw a girl in a red sweater. I pardoned her and asked her if she knew where Rebecca street was. She looked at me in a funny way, paused, and turned her back to me. My hands ran to her shoulders, my lips to her neck. Hard fingers, hard hands. Her soft hair, thin ankles.

    I ran off, leaving the crème skinned girl crying at her violette bruises left in patches under her sweater and skirt.


    I had been born of glass but now I only felt apathy. No regrets, but still, that hard human pain that is there when you know you have done a terrible trespass.


    I went back to my apartment. I turned all the lights on and opened the window. The night was calm and beautiful. The wind brought in glow flies by the dozen. They did not bother me like they did to most locals here. They brought light and company and I loved them with all my heart. I broke the lamps and poured the liquid into the bath tub. Small shards of porcelain glass managed to mix in with the water as well, that was now pouring from the faucet. I added the remaining kerosene I kept under my sink and by my desk which I had used as a denaturant for my alcohol.


    Maybe it would have the same effect on me..
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    Hope it did you well - Amaryllis



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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 2007 7:55pm report


    This song was written by Meg & Dia based a story that they wrote. It was about a kid named Henry who wasn't loved by his father of mother, Hannah (Hannah's regret). He grows up and knows nothing about emotions and so he see this girl he wants to talk to. When he tries to talk to her she turns away and he grabs her and she can't git away (cages her). He beats and bruises her, and then stole her virginity. After that he kills himself. So basically this whole song is about a boy/man who raped a girl



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2007 2:18pm report


    Its based on a book called East of Eden by John Steinbeck. You can find that on Meg & Dia's website....



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 6:17am report


    I feel like it's about how his parents, but mainly his mother never paid much attention to him as a child (hence why he would be battering his tiny fist) in a hope to get attention from them. Many years later, he still has no concept of love, no feeling, so when he tries to talk to a girl he ends up raping her in an effort to find emotion, anything. He wishes to feel something, not be an empty soul with no trace of feeling. The monster in the song is not him, it is his mind, his parents, his childhood. The song is more than just about rape, it's about his thoughts, and why he might have done it.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 14th, 6:27pm report


    I agree with everyone. To be honest I didn't know the meaning to this song. While on a trip I was with my friends and then this song comes on and she tells me that it's bad.
    The poor boy, Henry, was a child that was born because the "dad" had raped Hannah.
    Henry and Hannah were both abused, Hannah felt better when the man would beat their son.
    Twenty years later he is in his second year of college wanting to become a writer. Henry hopes he can feel the story book feeling, love, but he thinks it's the way sir would "show affection" by abusing and raping the girl. So he sees a beautiful girl and she rejects him, but the he ties her up kisses her neck, and then rapes her. Then after doing that he beats her. Then with all the guilt filling his mind, he feels safer with the glow flies. Then later he fills the bag with fuel and realizes that his dreams and fantasies are everyone else's nightmares.
    Don't judge what I put I'm just putting my opinion.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 14th, 6:26pm report


    I agree with everyone. To be honest I didn't know the meaning to this song. While on a trip I was with my friends and then this song comes on and she tells me that it's bad.
    The poor boy, Henry, was a child that was born because the "dad" had raped Hannah.
    Henry and Hannah were both abused, Hannah felt better when the man would beat their son.
    Twenty years later he is in his second year of college wanting to become a writer. Henry hopes he can feel the story book feeling, love, but he thinks it's the way sir would "show affection" by abusing and raping the girl. So he sees a beautiful girl and she rejects him, but the he ties her up kisses her neck, and then rapes her. Then after doing that he beats her. Then with all the guilt filling his mind, he feels safer with the glow flies. Then later he fills the bag with fuel and realizes that his dreams and fantasies are everyone else's nightmares.
    Don't judge what I put I'm just putting my opinion.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd, 6:23pm report


    It's about a boy named Henry, his parents didnt love him, his mother (Hannah) was raped and fell pregnent with Henry, his father didnt want a child, so he made him call him "sir" he was his mother biggest regret, he was beaten as a child, and locked in a dark room, with only one window, when he grew older, he didnt know what love, happiness, joy were, he didnt have emotions and didnt understand love, one day he saw a beautiful girl, he tried talking to her, and she rejected him, he grabbed her wrists and kissed her, he stol her virginity, and afterwards realized her nightmares where his dreams, after he beat and raped her, he went home, fulled his bath with Feul and killed himself, thinking he was a monster ): sad story



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2015 12:51am report


    Idk why but this makes me think of creepypasta everytime I hear it, especially BEN drowned because he was abused and beaten by his parents, but they would suck up to him and buy him video games while henry's "parents" didn't. Hannah was his mother whom I assumed was raped, and so henry was the "monster" that ruined his life. He grows up, sees a girl, thinks shes pretty and thinks that's love (because that is basically how characters in books fall in love is for their looks) and rapes her, he realizes that his "dream" for love is others "nightmares" so he kills himself.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2015 8:42pm report


    the song "monster" summarizes the story about a boy named henry who was born out the result of rape done to hannah (his mother) by his father (who forces him to call him sir) neither hannah nor the anonymous man allow henry to call them mom and dad because they do not wish be in his life as any prarental figure. So he calls them Hannah and sir to disfigure any connection made between them and him, and they call him monster. All through out his childhood his father would beat his mother and curse her out, and do the same thing to him. Since Hannah doesn't care for her regretted son, she is relieved wen his father harasses him instead of her because she then can have time to heal- (temporarily, until his father beats on her again.) Henry always wanted to experience love, but Since Henry grows up with abuse as his only way of knowing interaction and later kidnaps and does actions to the girl that he is familiar with because its his only way of showing her his love for her.
    My god...
    Well, I can't say I didn't feel so twisted inide after reading the story because things like that happen everyday in the real world... but according to the story "east of eden" and song by meg and dia at least we'll have an idea of why some rapists end up doing what they do :\ i'm not saying that justifies rape, but it's a very possible reason that makes the most sense for that crime.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 2014 10:19pm report


    Well I USED to think its about this abusive dad. Hannah married him and had a child with him. But then regretted it cause after the child was born he showed his true colors. The mom ran away leaving her child and she (the child) learned not to have emotion but then finally committed suicide.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 15th, 2014 8:42am report


    I think its about a boy who wants to feel love but cant so he sees a girl he though she was cute so he though that love is rape so he ties the girl up and takes her to his appartment and has sex with her and takes her virginty and and beats her up once he was done he found out she didnt like it so he borned him self up screaming monster and ya



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    anonymous
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    Jun 26th, 2014 6:32pm report


    This song is about a boy named Henry, who is abused by his parents. His mom,Hannah, had him at like 14 years old and didn't love him and didn't love him. The Dad would abuse Hannah and Henry and Hannah would be happy anytime the dad would abuse Henry because it gave her a break. So they would call him monster all the time at home but never in public, and they would lock him into a tiny room in the dark and the room only has one window. Henry is 6 years old so he is terrified of the dark and sees creatures looking through the only window in the room and he's scared. Soon he gets used to it and doesn't feel anything not fear, not love, not even pain because his parent's words hurt him enough. So when he grows up he isolates himself because he has always been isolated and reads a ton of books and they all seem to include love but Henry doesn't know much about that because his parents didn't love each other and all he saw was abuse and they didn't love him. So he sees a beautiful girl and he thinks he loves her so he takes her somewhere and ties her up around her wrists and ankles and abuses and rapes her because that's what he thinks love is like. he leaves her crying and goes home and realizes that she did not enjoy that at all and realizes that he truly is a monster. So he burns up the bathtub with kerosene to kill himself and "their words tattooed into his veins" means that what his parents repeatedly called him (monster) is true because he has become a monster.



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    anonymous
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    May 29th, 2014 5:07pm report


    The first part is About the boy who wants love but not gets it.
    The main part is about the raped girl because she's afraid

    The song then goes with how the girl gets tied up, the boy that abused and raped her and realized he's dreams were cruel to the other people.

    He then is so depressed.
    He lit his bathtub on fire ( glow flies,kerosene ) and murdered himself.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 24th, 2014 4:45pm report


    That the boy never had the feeling love. His parents rejected him. Keeping him in the dark, making it seem that he is never alive. "I am Hannah's regrets." Is about how he is a mistake, that his birth wasn't sposto to hapen. Later in his life, he only knows the feelings of, pain, misery, sadness, ext (bad things). He tries to love. But with the line " That night he caged her, bruised and broke her he struggled closer, then he stole her vilote wrists and then her ankels silent pain" Is about that is what he only knew how to show emotion, of were he got that from his abuseive parents.
    - Well that's some of what I thought of (might not be accuret but to bad!!)



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    anonymous
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    May 28th, 2013 5:02pm report


    What is the name of the book?



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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th, 2013 3:28pm report


    SI think the song is about Hannah and Henry. The story says Hannah was 20 years old and Henry was 6 which would mean Hannah would've been about 14 years old when she had Henry. She regrets Henry which means she can't love him, he is only the biggest mistake of her life, a monster. She marries the first man she meets though he is abusive, she doesn't care she just wants to be taken care of. Henry grows up disconnected from others, an outcast unloved, he dosen't know what love is. He sees a girl, he thinks she is beautiful, he thinks he loves her so he rapes her. He thinks about his fantacies and dreams and realizes they are only someone's nightmares and worst fears. He has to kill the monster, so he burns himself with his fantacies fresh in his mind. He is free from being Hannah's regret, free from being a monster.

    Just a wild guess. :)



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2013 2:08pm report


    I love this song!It is about a boy,who his parents doesnt love him.They called him a monster and he truly become one,becuase he couldnt felt nothing.So he abused a girl thinkeing that is love.He has a mother called Hannah.After he understand what he did he cilled himself.Sad,but i LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    anonymous
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    Feb 7th, 2013 2:31am report


    I think it's about a boy and his parents were neglecting him and abusing him and one day he had enough of it. He kills his parents and grows up to be an abuser he rapes a bunch of people boys or girls. He could pretend to be gay. Many women become pregnant and he never sticks around. He stays with one girl named Hannah. They have a boy who he abuses. Later the father dies. The boy is a glass child. He is Hannah's regrets.



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