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Monsters
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Length: 3:03
Released: December 4, 2020
Writers: Charlie Scene, Danny, Funny Man,
J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears,
Killstation
Producer: Matt Good
Album: New Empire Vol. 2
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Monsters is a track from New Empire Vol. 2. It features gust vocals from Killstation, who is most famous for being a part of the late XXXTentacion's rap group Members Only.

Background

In the interview with Neckbreaker, Johnny 3 Tears commented:

"That song was about childhood and things like that. A lot of people, and myself included, sometimes we’re like “uhm, can I say this?” 'cause it feels weird talking about that stuff to strangers. Normally I say that stuff to my psychiatrist. So to talk about things that are extremely personal, in a direct way it’s was a kind of uncomfortable. But I know a lot of people have the same feelings, the goal is to bond with the people and create a relationship with people that have shared pain, I guess. That was really the goal of the song. I think probably that song had the vast majority of Hollywood Undead, it’s probably the most vulnerable song we’ve made. It wasn’t comfortable to write, but I feel like there’s a lot of people who through the same stuff, so why don’t try to talk to them and create that bond between us."

Official Lyrics

Danny: All these monsters are real
All these monsters are real, it wasn't in my head
All these monsters are real
They're underneath my bed, yeah
All these monsters are real
(All these monsters are real, it wasn't in my head)
All these monsters are real
They're underneath my bed, yeah

Johnny 3 Tears: Cemetery walls in Glassell Park
Some people die before it gets dark
Down on Drew Street, they'll test your heart
You better test back or they'll rip you apart
How do you escape a voice in the next room?
Show me a home, I'll show you a tomb
A dead memory to a dead melody
Is that what you're selling me? Your picket fence dream?
No innocence lost, no innocence gone
No one's innocent, it was you all along
Nothing washes it away, no such thing as better days
Not a single story, I'd tell a single soul
A long goodbye, I guess that's how it goes
The monsters are real, and everybody knows
That under the bed, the monsters will show

Danny: All these monsters are real
All these monsters are real, it wasn't in my head
All these monsters are real
They're underneath my bed, yeah

J-Dog: I remember waking up and having rats in the kitchen
No screens on the windows, this shit ain't no fiction
There were too many mouths and too many children
But the world don't give a fuck about us and our feelings
Looking up, are you listening? 'Cause I'm on my knees
Even though I'm not a Christian, listen, I might be
One in a million, 'cause I made it out of that kitchen
Now my friends are rats and they're snitching
I never wanted to be a millionaire
I just wanna make music
I said, "Lord, are you even there?"
Maybe you'll show up if I wreck this Buick
I had to prove it, growing up, I grabbed a fifth
I never had shit, so how could I lose it?
Monsters are real, everybody knows
Under the bed, the monsters will show

Killstation: I'm running from the monster now
I can't escape, it holds me down
I have become the monster now
I hate my face, I love the sound
Of running from the monster now
You can't escape, I hold you down
You have become the monster now
I need to leave this goddamn town

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Other
  • Killstation - vocals
  • Matt Good - engineering, production

Trivia

  • J-Dog has stated in an interview that he was a fan of XXXTentacion before he passed, which could be the link that got Killstation and the band to work together.