What does My Demons mean?

Starset: My Demons Meaning

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Song Released: 2013

My Demons Lyrics

Mayday! Mayday!
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


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 19th 2017 !⃝

    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.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 13th 2017 !⃝

    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


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    May 1st 2017 !⃝

    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

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 28th !⃝

    About part "Mayday! Mayday! The ship is slowly sinking They think I'm crazy but they don't know the feeling" I interpret it as being about a man who is slowly but surely going mentally crazy over something and a reasonable part of his mind is trying to stay in control

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2022 !⃝

    I relate personally to this song as someone who's diagnosed with DID, the savior being a protector. the line "we are one and the same" adds credit to this interpretation as it being from the same being."you make everything okay, okay, okay" could be related to chronic dissociation/or a protector alter. "they're all around me" line and henceforth reminds me of what's like having DID. this is my own interpretation, but I do agree with the depression and drug interpretations too

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2022 !⃝

    I personally can relate this song to my past battles with meth and heroin. You are in this heat now and all the people you have chosen to make a part of your life are those connected to the drugs. The drugs take away all your pain plus make you feel invincible (my experience with opioids and amphetamines) so you fall in love with the hole you keep digging. Times comes where you want it gone because the feeling wears away due to tolerance and overall dependence. You need that someone or something to help pull you out or you are going to become something you cannot change. Everyone can be pulled 0ut but without that support many get to a point where they just can't give it up for good, even sometimes with support. It becomes your nber 1 demon over everything that may have led you there and you dint want to fully become that until you die.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2022 !⃝

    I feel like it's someone struggling with heroin. They don't want to completely lose themselves to the drug but it's Taking over fast and they need someone to be there with them and help them get clean. "If I become my demon" to me is saying save me if I fall completely and helplessly into this addiction (mabey switching to a needle)

  8. anonymous
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    May 7th 2021 !⃝

    I think it is about how they are going through a tough time in their life, and just need to get all the hate/depression/and/or other emotions out of their systems.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2021 !⃝

    I'd say it's about a mentally suffering person. The demons part is a bit obvious, being the inner emotions the person in the song is hiding, but why would they hide it?
    "They think I'm crazy, they don't know the feeling."
    They are pushed away by others.
    "I need your help, I can't fight this forever
    I know you're watching
    I can feel you out there."
    But despite that, they still know there is someone out there, someone experiencing the same thing as them, someone who understands.
    "Take me high and I'll sing
    You make everything okay
    We are one and the same
    You take all of the pain away."
    They seek comfort in each other, and they're what keep each other going.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2020 !⃝

    I think it's about somebody with scrisophenia (maybe paranoid scrisophenia) begs to somebody (maybe God, or he's/she's/their love) to help him/her/them out from this. Him/Her/Their love already helped him/her/they (,,You make everything okay") so yeah...

  11. kk14
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    Jan 11th 2019 !⃝

    I think it is about how no one wants the singer to be the way he is. They want to make them exactly like everyone else, and so they're locked up until they can say they can be like everyone else. That is until they find someone that completes them, weather it's necessary or not. And that person is the only person who can save them.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2018 !⃝

    I believe it's about someone reaching out to God and asking to be saved from his inner demons the part when he says I need a saveour is what is I think is giving most evadense of that.

  13. anonymous
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    May 15th 2018 !⃝

    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.

  14. anonymous
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    Mar 16th 2018 !⃝

    I feel as if the song talks about depression and his/her sister or brother. Incest almost...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  15. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2018 !⃝

    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.

  16. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2018 !⃝

    It's obviously about Newt and the Flare.

  17. anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2017 !⃝

    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 !

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2017 !⃝

    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,

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