Starset: My Demons Meaning
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My Demons Lyrics
The ship is slowly sinking
They think I'm crazy but they don't know the feeling
They're all around me,
Circling like vultures
They wanna break me and wash away my colors
Wash away my colors
Take me high and I'll sing
anonymous May 15th, 5:46pm report
I know all too well what this song is about. At least for me...
I had a disorder that gave me multiple personalaties in my mind. Like...voices. But the voices always told me to go forwards. They kept me from ending up like everyone i hated. They made me feel better, kept me from hurting myself or others, and protected me from things I feared.
When I had these voices, I had a fear they couldn't save me from. The fear that if anyone outside of my mind found out about them...they'd kill my voices, assuming they were bad just because they were voices. Just because i got through my problems in different ways. They'd take me to a hospital, give me a pill, and id never hear my voices again. people hate things that are different. They'd kill them if they'd found out.
So I hide. Hid behind my hero's, and they protected me from my demons. The crimes I could have committed. The words I could have said. I never did. They saved me.
Today I use the memory and personalities of my old friends as characters. I now profit as a writer...but....this sing still gets to me.
They were not my demons, no matter what others thought. Others didn't understand! They only knew what they were told.
Those voices....I controlled them. They spike when i let them. We were one in the same, and I wanted to be so.
I found later...they were manifestations of the friends i never had, made to help cope with my loneliness and depression. I needed a family and they were it.
I wasn't insane, but...people would have thought I was.
They werent my demons.
They protected me from becoming my demons.
And even if this song isnt about this....it definitely speaks to me in that sense.
anonymous Mar 16th, 3:36pm report
I feel as if the song talks about depression and his/her sister or brother. Incest almost...
anonymous Jan 28th, 1:01pm report
My thoughts are someone had something bad happen to them and they are thinking about it all the time and there friend helped them keep there mined off them so there asking there friend to stay. There thoughts are the demons and there friend is who there asking to help them.
anonymous Jan 26th, 1:09pm report
It's obviously about Newt and the Flare.
anonymous Sep 13th, 2017 9:20am report
To me it feels about someone suffering from severe depression and suicidal ideation. The demons being a metaphor for the dark feelings inside that are fueling the depression and giving in to them leading into the end result being death.
it feels to me like someone who is aware of the dark thoughts and the path they are on and are simply looking for help, someone that can take the pain away. Giving in to the demons and asking for them to save him is exactly that, he's afraid of what will happen if he gives in and wants someone to save him, stop him from doing it
anonymous Sep 7th, 2017 9:35am report
Its about being in a bad place ! And using drugs to escape !! Hence the saying you make every thing ok ok ok ! If you've done drugs you understand !!If you haven't you relate it to what ever it is you do to escape the bad around you ,weather it's god ,working out ,sex ,ski diveing exc....!! It's direction is tward the inner you that you love but hide !! From everyone who don't understand you !
anonymous Jul 19th, 2017 7:22pm report
I think the song is about a man asking god to take away their inner "demons" their dark thoughts "they wanna break me, wash away my colors", their pain "You take all of the pain away", their temptations.
"We are one and the same"
"You make everything okay"
"i cannot stop this sickness"
"Take me high and Ill sing"
These lines could be about drugs if you take them out of context. And perhaps this is one of his demons, but these lines suggest otherwise.
"I need your help..."
"I know youre watching, I know youre out there" To me, this is the smoking gun. This clearly isnt about drugs
"I need a Savior to help the pain"
"We are on and the same" many christians believe Jesus is "within us" so this line could be alluding to this
"Take me high and I will sing"
This line could be alluding to God "lifting up" (perhaps to heaven) the singer.
anonymous Jul 13th, 2017 7:59pm report
i think it's about a person taking drugs to escape the harsh reality. Whenever he/she faces any difficulties goes to drugs instead of facing them and solving it. But he/she is searching a person who can save him/her from his/her inner selves which says to give him/her to the demons,
anonymous Jul 4th, 2017 7:06am report
To me, it sound like he is suffering from depression. When I heard this song it was my first thought.
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2017 7:46pm report
I believe the song is about a person who is stepping out into a new experience. The person is a bit insecure about being successful; it's a risk. However there is another person, very close to this person, who is his/her inner strength, that builds his/her confidence and is trusted because this supporter faciltates his/her goals. This is a tribute to the facilitator, promising that pne day, the facilitator will be rewarded with PRIDE by the success of the person.
There is a quiet understanding between the two; so deeply connected they are almost "one and the same". The trust level is so high that the writer KNOWS his/her dreams will be supported.
The writer's confidence comes from his/her "savior". S/he is going to risk a chance on dream, that they both believe is within his/her reach.
However, if there comes a time, when the writer gets lost along the path, s/he is counting on a "savior"/ the "trusted" to do as usual and save the writer.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous May 1st, 2017 5:18pm report
To me, this song is about your own inner evil and struggling to overcome it.
The begging part, "Mayday mayday. The ship is slowly sinking. They think I'm crazy, but they don't k ow the feeling.", is setting up that they are suffocated and taken in by these inner demons. But then the first chorus comes up and it can be assumed that it's about that inner evil, saying they are one in the same, that they take away all the pain. Basically giving into the madness. And then they scream out, begging for help from these demons that are taking over.
The corrupting continues in the second verse as, like a plague, the corrupting of the inner evil begins taking hold of them and they can't stop it as it takes control. But they can feel some hope as they know someone is watching out there
The climax comes into play as they pretty much beg for someone's help as they become the very monster they fear the most. That moment of silence kicks in with the slow sounding music, hinting that the corrupting is completely taking over.
Then in that moment, they let out one last yell for help, struggling and fighting against the inner evil and at the end with the slow statement it can be either they succeed and are free of the evil within or lost and they are completely taken in.
I believe that final bit is ambiguous
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