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Song Released: 2018

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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...


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    Jul 16th, 7:19pm report

    Well I know someone who can set you free from those monsters Yes they are real don’t underestimate the power of Jesus Christ I know no other way because it’s impossible otherwise. Sad song cause no answers given. Just the pain and suffering stated. Leaves you empty inside we all have a story.... but there is an answer


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    Jul 16th, 7:37pm report

    Smith states that the song was influenced by his past struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse that he struggled with around The Sound of Madness era of the band,stating:
    "Everyone who knows a bit of my background with regard to substance abuse and alcoholism knows that I've battled with it. It's something I deal with on a daily basis. I've always been very honest about it, which is that I didn't do drugs today – and I didn't drink today – but I don't know what I'll do tomorrow, because I literally have to take it day by day. I never went to rehab, I didn't do a 12-step programme, and I don't talk about sobriety unless I'm asked about it. Even then, I don't spend much time on it because I literally live my life day by day. That's how I have to do it, but the dynamic in the song is not just about substance abuse. It's about a lot of different situations that people get put in because they have things in their mind that – for whatever reason – they used to sabotage themselves. They don't know why they do it, but they do it, and these are the monsters that I'm talking about: those voices that say, 'I know this is going to be really fucked up after it's over with, but let's do it anyway.' That's the sentiment in the song, when I sing that 'my monsters are real and they're trained to kill.'"

    Smith similarly noted the song was influenced by his self-awareness of the issue, and his belief that despite his control of his sobriety, he feels that just one drink of alcohol could lead him straight back into binge drinking and causing trouble.

    Sorry about your experience with your sister and your experience with yourself.

    FYI, if we don't control our tongue we can really say hurtful things to others. To avoid having a poisonous tongue, think good and positive thoughts. Avoid thinking bad and negative thoughts. Control your thoughts and you will be able to control your mouth.




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    Jul 16th, 7:15am report

    This song opened up my mind to how i feel and can put into words of the hell that my sister, that has really bad bipolar, put everyone through. My life was a living hell from childhood and now suddenly she had this massive "change" in personality and suddenly everything is forgiven? But my monsters are still real because i know what she is capable of and i can still see the darkness and bitterness in her and i can see it's a front... Cause we both know you are unstable... Her biggest weapon is her poisonous tongue.


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    Jul 10th, 7:57pm report

    My interpretation of monsters is my inner monsters they are my anxiety and depression. And they are hiding in the dark and they can strike at any moment of time. They have been known to push people away and make me do things that I regret.


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    Jul 6th, 7:03pm report

    Spousal abuse. He is the monster.


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    Jul 6th, 7:22am report

    For me, my monsters are within, they're the memories that can't be forgotten, the stains on my soul. Reliving moments over and over, only to feel the pain all over again.

    You're not forgotten, I remember everything, even when I wish I couldn't.


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    Jun 20th, 6:28pm report

    I’m the one that’s the monster and I created the madness in him.


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    Jun 20th, 6:36am report

    Everyone has their own demons. This dong can address your own personal demons.


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    Jun 10th, 6:33am report

    My monsters are my stepdad, who sexually abused me at 13. Those monsters are real and never stay gone. I can barely heal, let alone live.


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    May 30th, 5:34pm report

    I'm a child abuse survivor and come from an alcoholic home. My monsters sadly enough are still real even though the people are not there anymore.


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    Mar 26th, 3:08am report

    My son loved showdown. He died a year ago at age 19. This song for me has real meaning as my monster is struggling daily with his absence and my broken heart.


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    Mar 24th, 3:21pm report

    I really find some rawness to my life and this song. I know as a Combat Wounded Corpsman in Iraq from 2006, this song has a real impact on me and as the Vietnam Vet stated above, I have shared "Monsters" as well. Without the lyrics, it speaks well on Isolation, Pushing everyone away, the pain, the hardness, the rawness, and feeling irrelevant, No longer armed with your weapon to be pound for pound ready to deal with an enemy, Being considered unstable and probably drugs and alcohol. Combat PTSD is well stated in this song and the music and sound are amazing. I know my Monsters are real! Check out "Combat Vet Vision" on Sitchraidio.com "Strength and Honor"


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    Jan 11th, 2019 1:23am report

    Inner monsters,addictions,and life in general for some people. My monster is my addiction, it makes me very unstable at times. It's a battle and a struggle everyday fighting a trained killer. MY MONSTERS ARE REAL TOO!!!!!!


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    Dec 30th, 2018 12:47pm report

    I recently found this song. I know as a Vietnam veteran this song has a real impact on me and other veterans that I have shared Monsters. I know my Monsters are real!


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    Dec 18th, 2018 12:05am report

    I don’t know the songs complete story but as a Vietnam veteran I know my monsters are real!

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