Shinedown: Monsters Meaning
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Song Released: 2018
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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
anonymous May 23rd, 5:57pm report
I think big sister was also abused. She gained status from her marriage to a Marine, but she cheated on him while he was away. He was KIA. Her monsters are being abused, cheating on her husband, and not protecting her little sister. Little sisters monsters are being abused and not being protected by big sis (feeling unworthy.)
anonymous Apr 23rd, 4:34pm report
4/23/20. Child abuse and spousal abuse. I grew up being abused by my mother, brother and many around me. All forms of abuse. I was taught to be owned. It culminated in an abusive marriage where he almost murdered me after years of all different kinds of abuse and torture. God put me in a place with people who fostered my healing. The monsters are the people I left behind and the scars on my heart that are chasms deep that still make me think I should be owned and abused. The fight is daily. PTSD everyday sometimes making me so exhausted. Struggling to control my thoughts and emotions. I will never go back. I will not allow myself to be trapped by them. I will continue to heal.
anonymous Mar 3rd, 3:31am report
My monsters take an infinite number of forms but the one that gets under my skin and f*cks with my brain the most is issues with being bullied back in my what was my hometown of Fort Atkinson and that gave anger issues and had a tendency of lashing out Not to mention many other psychological issues (the biggest one being depression) and I Didn’t want to do it but I couldn’t control myself But one day moved from fort Atkinson to Platteville and I was given a chance to to have a second chance but I had to cut (mostly emotional and social) ties with some people who were friends with me there and especially a girl I grew close to and I will never see my crush from fort Atkinson again and giving up in dating or trying to find that kind of companionship. Because I know it’s just going to be the same thing and that there will be a fight and we will be forced to split up again and I would feel these emotions a second time I’m still haunted by my past actions of having to fight back against theme causes I didn’t want to fight back but I had no choice or they would probably injure me or my friends in some way and I wanna forget about them I know I will never get forgiveness or be able to apologize to them from those from fort but I strive for redemption but I hate myself for wanting forgiveness and apologize to them after everything they did to me that’s another reason this song hits me so hard and I remember everything that happened to me (hell even have dreams about it) and I will never forget the hell they put me through and I still want redemption in some way from them but I hate myself for wanting that. As the song says “my monsters are real” and that line is true for me in so many ways
anonymous Feb 1st, 2:06pm report
Best video I’ve ever seen! Very deep! I think the woman was cheating on her soldier husband who was killed in battle. She was also the little girl that was molested by her father, she is looking back on her life. We have all have our own internal monsters, that’s what the song is talking about even though we know we shouldn’t do certain things we end up doing it to ourselves. Ever time I watch it I see something else in it. Very thought provoking video, not to mention an awesome song!
anonymous Jan 31st, 1:11pm report
I’m dealing with the end of a 23yr firefighting career. I developed issues after a ambush attack on us that left a brave deputy dead. I was blindsided by particular events I experienced during the call months later. I turned up the whiskey and pain pills to cope. I made a mess of my life, afraid to sleep and leaning on a altered state to not deal with reality. My monsters were real, my days and nights were filled with real people and 20yrs of trauma. “My monsters are real”
anonymous Jan 21st, 1:53pm report
my monsters come in countless forms. one of those forms are being bullied and that gave anger issues and had a tendency of lashing out Not to mention many other psychological issues and I Didn’t want to do it but I couldn’t control myself But one day moved from fort Atkinson to Platteville and I was given a chance to to have a second chance but I had to cut ties with some people who were friends with me there and especially a girl I grew close to and I’m still haunted by my past actions and I wanna forget about them but like the song says “I remember everything” I know I will never get forgiveness or be able to apologize to them from those from fort but I strive for redemption but I hate myself for wanting forgiveness and apologize to them after everything they did to me that’s another reason this song hits me so hard and I remember everything that happened to me and I will never forget the hell they put me through
anonymous Dec 25th, 12:08pm report
My monsters are many,PTSD,being the mother of them all,(caused by child abuse and an extremely violent life,). Because of it I have reoccurring bouts of depression, anxiety attacks, and the ever present voices in my head called "negative self-speak.
Throughout my entire 53 years on the shit hole of a planet, these monsters have killed or destroyed everything I've ever had, wanted, or loved. They've become quite adapt at their job.
Oh God, why me? Where have you been? Where are you now?
anonymous Nov 28th, 2019 11:09am report
Good for you is refering to my evil step-daughter, who really screwed me over when my husband died.
The monsters are what was created inside of me because of that. they are real, no going back to how I used to feel.
anonymous Sep 16th, 2019 9:04pm report
My monster are the lost of my son and the strugglers I had with doctor who just ignored my worries. It’s also so really that my husband just admitted to me after 14 years together that he blames me. I feel alone for not it’s to late to bear children and loosing the love of my life. My shot of courage is that God is testing my faith and he has a plan for me.
anonymous Sep 3rd, 2019 9:08pm report
Come home from serving they give you drugs take them away now you use herion and struggle through herion it's hurt everyone,
My weapon on the table is a spoon and needle.
Take a shot of liquid courage,"herion" good for you you fooled everyone even myself..I tried to fool myself after getting clean that I can just do it hear and there and it would be fine. I fooled everyone to believe I'm clean as I relapsed, I just got better at hidding it.... But my monsters are real.. tracks prove it...unfortunately they will never say die but I will...
anonymous Sep 3rd, 2019 9:59pm report
My struggle through herion it's hurt everyone,
My weapon on the table is a spoon and needle.
Take a shot of liquid courage,"herion" I tried to fool myself after getting clean that I can just do it hear and there and it would be fine. I fooled everyone to believe I'm clean as I released, I just got better at hidding it.... But my monsters is real.. unfortunately they will never say die but I will...
anonymous Aug 1st, 2019 8:51pm report
I kind of feel like this song could be about a soldier suffering from PTSD and unable to integrate back into society after the horrors of war. His 'monsters' rise to a higher level than the ones that most of us have to deal with; they are, in essence, trained how to kill.
anonymous Jul 16th, 2019 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
anonymous Jul 16th, 2019 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.
anonymous Jul 16th, 2019 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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