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monsters

monsters

A Poem by i.am.the.sun.

where do we go when the lights go down
what do we do in the dark
when there's nowhere to go
and nowhere to play
save for monsters in our heads.

don't turn the lights on baby,
don't turn the lights on now,
the nights not over
and i'm not ready
for you to see me
while i'm playing with
monsters in my head.

look away dear
please hear me now
i'm not always like this
not always not like this
please
don't ask me to change
i don't know what i'd 
leave behind anyways.

who am i
who am i to you
who are you to know (that)
what you think is true.

I guess I am just what you made me
what you parade me 'round to be
but after dark
when the lights go down
and there's nowhere to go
and there's no one to play
'cept the monsters in my head...

...do i feel at home,
with the 
cold 
sweats
shivers
fingernails in my neck

the eyes that are watching see me at my best
the voices tell me (that) it's somebody's worst.
-still,
tough love is true love and no one pushes harder,
the monsters are the only ones who push me to be better.

don't turn the lights on baby
don't turn the lights on now,
the night's not over
and i'm not ready
for you to see me
while i'm still working on
just who 
i really am.

---

Cause i'm a monster baby
a monster now
turn the lights on if you want to
i'll cast a shadow down

you'd better be ready 
for what you're 'bout to see though,
the voice in your head 
is only faceless in shadow

(if) you wanna see your fears
then you wanna bring up the sun
and if you want them to be real
just gotta look them in the eyes

oh, turn the lights on baby
please turn the lights on now
the night's not over
and you're not ready
the dawn isn't coming
you'll never be ready

i've been in the dark for so long
do i even have a face?
haven't seen myself since i was someone else
do i even have a face?

turn the lights on baby
turn the lights on please
i've got to know if i am still here
i cannot tell if i am real.

Turn the lights on baby
turn the lights on now
I've got to know if i am still here
I cannot tell if i am real.

Turn the lights on baby
turn the lights on now
turn the lights on baby
turn the lights on.

© 2016 i.am.the.sun.


Author's Note

i.am.the.sun.
first half was written at 4-5am after a hell of a party, second half was written throughout the next day. I don't feel it's finished yet.

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I'm no expert, mind you, far from that, but a lot of this feels like it would make a great song. I like the rhythm of it. Oh, the voice in my head!

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Added on March 12, 2016
Last Updated on April 11, 2016
Tags: identity, growing, growth, admission, lost, anxiety, angst, guilt, doubt, scared, pleading, asking, who am i, dream, nightmare, life, evolving, monsters, monster

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Burnaby, Thugz mansion, Canada



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