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Monster

​dodie

Monster Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Tell me again about how it hurts
Being awfully loud for an introvert
Get out of my room, smile wiped clean
Isn't it weird to be so mean?

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm guessing that I've grown horns
I guess I'm human no more
I can tell I've rotted in your brain

Oh, how easily passion twists
You think I'm a crazy bitch

I craft my words to fit your head
'Cause no one listens to the dead


[Chorus]
So maybe I will talk to you
The only way I know how to

Mhm, I've said my speech
Mhm, through sharpened teeth

You break the rules and spikes grow from your skin
Please let the devil in

[Verse 2]
A meter apart, we blankly stare
We shout in our heads, "Are you still in there?"

Well, this ends bad then, we knew it would
So we won't eat our words, 'cause they don't taste good

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm guessing that I've grown horns
I guess I'm human no more

I can tell I've rotted in your brain
Oh, how easily passion twists
You think I'm a crazy bitch
A thousand words are left unsaid
'Cause no one listens to the dead


[Chorus]
So maybe I will talk to you
The only way I know how to

Mhm, I've said my speech
Mhm, through sharpened teeth

You break the rules and spikes grow from your skin
Oh, I think it might be worth a try
Oh, am I ready to let this die?
Mhm, a monster's here
Mhm, you plug your ears
But hey, you might just listen to it sing
Please let the devil in


[Refrain]
You've said your speech
We won't eat our words
Through sharpened teeth
You've said your speech

They don't taste so good
Through sharpened teeth
You've said your speech

We won't eat our words
Through sharpened teeth
You've said your speech

They don't taste so good

Through sharpened teeth


[Bridge]
Look, we know that I've seen this before
High and mighty, at the top of your list
Adoring every move, now my rank is sinking
But we're both guilty of black or white thinking
And through my red eyes, you look pale
All of your scars are looking more like scales
Two ugly creatures, two sinister preachers
Blind to the past, like a couple of monsters
Just a couple of monsters


[Chorus]
So maybe I will talk to you
The only way I know how to

Mhm, you've said your speech
Mhm, through sharpened teeth

You break the rules and spikes grow from your skin
Oh, I think it might be worth a try
Oh, am I ready to let this die?
Mhm, a monster's here
Mhm, you plug your ears

But hey, you might just listen to it sing
Please let the devil in

[Refrain]
We won't eat our words
They don't taste so good
We won't eat our words
They don't taste so good

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About “Monster”

“Monster” was debuted during a live show in Belfast. Dodie teased a studio version of the song on her Instagram story in March 2018 and later announced that it will be a part of her upcoming EP “Human”.
While singing the song on tour she told the audience the subject of the song:

Have you ever looked into the eyes of someone who hates you? That’s what this song is about.

Unlike many of Dodie’s previous studio-produced songs, “Monster” is produced with far less acoustic instrumentation.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    “Have you ever looked into the eyes of someone who hates you? […] That’s what this song is about.”

    “This is written about a very specific frame in my life. In which I sat opposite of someone who I once loved and who once loved me (in a way) and realised now was the moment they started to hate me.”

  • Is there a live version of the song?

    Yes! There is a Genius Open Mic performance of the song.

    Dodie also performed the song on a live stream at Paste Studios in New York.

"Monster" Track Info

Heavy Trip (2018) | épisode 10 | Minecraft