Monster

Monster (original live demo)

Monster (cuddly version)

Monster was another first song created for the project. The version that ended up on the album is a combination of the ‘rock’ version that appears on the Pop Tomorrow 2 compilation and the above cuddly version that appeared somewhere for a time… I think our facebook page for a time. The finished version has real drums, a bass, rerecorded guitars and vox, warped natural sounds, and Melissa on vocals (!).

The story of the song is also a major component in how all of this started. As I was getting into actually watching a lot of horror movies again, one of the ones I watched a couple of times was Day of the Dead, thinking especially of Bub. Specifically, how the horrors of childhood look quaint sometimes in adulthood. Except maybe less in a ha ha mode and more in a ‘hey, I wonder how the boogie man is doing?’ sort of fashion. Well, maybe it’s more straight forward once you read the lyrics.

It should also be stated that ghosts are real in my family going way back. Without getting into the metaphysical realities or making myself look crazier than I do, I believe it to be true, even if they’re only real for you; specifically, metaphorically, or literally.

Monster:
There’s a monster that still lives in the house where you used to sleep and his eyes are glazed white and his teeth are as yellow as death, but he wants to know how you’re doing, where you’ve been, what you’ve seen.

There’s a ghost that hovers ’round the kitchen where you used to eat and her hair sticks to the ceiling and her fingers look just like talons, but she wants to know how you’re doing, where you’ve been, what you’ve seen.

There’s a monster that still lives in the house where you used to sleep and his muscles can’t contract so you know he can’t hold a pen, but he wants to know how you’re doing, where you’ve been, what you’ve seen.

Yeah, he wants to know how you’re doing, and where you’ve been, what you’ve seen.

–Hiram

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