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Skillet: Monster Meaning

Song Released: 2009

Monster Lyrics

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...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2012 report

    John Cooper said himself it was about"putting on a mask" also it was about sin making us feel bad and bringing us down.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 24th 2012 report

    It means that there aside that I want to keep from my family, friends and girlfriend

  3. TheAkimasu
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    Feb 4th 2012 report

    Please stop arguing.
    Skillet is a christian Band, so it's normal that they make christian music. So it's normal that we make christian interpretation. Is that difficult to understand?
    The example with the teacher is wrong, but I just quote:

    "A teacher's JOB is to teach. They're not working when hanging with friends, so why would they be teaching during their hang-out time? They are a Christian band singing about Christian issues."

    I don't have to add something to what he/she writes.

    I don't make a big interpreation to this song, because it's more difficult for this song than for hero.
    I don't think that Skillet is singing about God himself. I think the writer wants to say that he knows that he is a monster, because he knows Christianity, but he sins.
    He tries to hide this, but feels "beneath the skin" that he is a monster, a human, who sins, who is a bad person.
    Although he knows this, he can't stop and can't control his monster. He wants that somebody stop this monster (Maybe God stops it).
    The song has an open end, so we don't know many things about how the song could end.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2012 report

    oh, ok, so if your christian, you cant do anything un-christ related????

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2012 report

    Ok to all who say that people need to quit putting religion into this song need to shut up because 1. It's freedom of speech and religion and 2. This song is from a christian band and by association is a christian song

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 5th 2011 report

    For me this would be a song that for friends, that are in a band, have created and they use it in a music video. As the music plays the video show the friend morphing into monsters and each one has it's own parts. The first friend turns into the super predator Beserker, the second turns into a werewolf, the third turns into a were-vamp hybrib, the finale friend turns into a xenomoph(alien).

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2011 report

    A teacher's JOB is to teach. They're not working when hanging with friends, so why would they be teaching during their hang-out time? They are a Christian band singing about Christian issues. The lack of clarification in the song has served its purpose by prompting discussion, bringing forth the topic of salvation and God.

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 27th 2011 report

    ok just because they are a christian band doesnt mean they have to have all their songs relate to their beliefs. A teacher teaches but when he talks to his friends he isnt teaching them hes talking to them.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2011 report

    Seriously? You're telling us to "stop putting [our] religion into everything"? Do you not realize that Skillet is a Christian band?

    On-topic My interpretation of this song is someone who has yet to realize God's power over sin, and are still struggling with it.
    Even though with God "all things" are possible.

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2011 report

    Ok srsly stop bring religion into all of the dongs sure some of them I can understand u can understand it but srsly how can u think of religion about this!?!?!?!!?!

    On iPod so excuse the short words

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. anonymous
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    Jun 8th 2011 report

    I think that how everyone views it is different, but to me, it reminds me of someone who has a lot of regret and hurts themselves (cutting) and thinks that it's something else (a "monster") that pushes them to do it but then realizes that it's them and has been all along and hates what they've become.

  12. anonymous
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    May 1st 2011 report

    I think its about someone who is trying to escape his darker self but cant, at night his darker self take's control sometimes. Once day comes he wakes up to find blood on himself. He knows it is himself doing that and so he hate's himself. He try's to take control of the monster he becomes but cant, try's to lock himself in a room but the monster escapes. He go's to bed and feels the monster shadow on him.

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2011 report

    Most of Skillets songs are religious, because they are Christian, and this is all about the nature of sin that Christians have to try and push away but can't.

  14. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2011 report

    Will you guys stop putting your religion into everything, the song is about someone becoming what they hate or fear.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  15. InexorableDream
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    Jun 23rd 2010 report

    This song reminds me of the old Linkin Park, the good Linkin Park. Everything down to the guitar and base screams anger with word choice meant to inspire fear and therefore action. Many/most people religious or not, Christian or not see God as being the loving and forgiving god that He is. Few of those people completely understand the other side of God, the angry and jealous side of Him.

    I think Skillet wrote this song to imagine how God must be feeling right now with people killing His people, all of us, for reasons as little as the reason that some guy killed his three month old child! People are walking away from God calling His book a thing of the past without ever knowing Him at all. Christians denounce other Christians for a small variance in that church's belief. The Pope is raping little kids and people are fighting wars, killing people to keep them from killing people! I think God is giving us our signs as we as a country as a planet continue to go down this slippery slope we started.

    Back to the song, I don't know what the original intentions of Skillet were, part of me wants to say that the song is a Christian in despair, losing faith and at the same time knowing that it is just the devil's work. The other part of me is the band envisioning God getting more and more angry as the world continues to ignore the signs that He gives us.

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