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Monster by Imagine Dragons (SONGFIC)

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I walked down the halls of the familiar old high school. Today was just another day. I watched as the popular kids made their way by me laughing. I sat down at a table along with all the other nerdy kids. I only had a few friends. I was nice to everyone, but I only had a few friends that accepted me.

Ever since I could remember,
Everything inside of me,
Just wanted to fit in,

I had to pretend like I was fine, so my parents wouldn’t worry. I hated pretending. I had to pretend though. I put on a smile and pretended like everything was okay and that I had an amazing life.

I was never one for pretenders,
Everything I tried to be,
Just wouldn't settle in,

I have to act normal. I can’t let anyone know what I am really feeling. I know that I should tell someone how I feel, because the feelings that I have bottled up inside me, are tearing me apart and changing me. I can’t let you know what I really am. I want to let you know, but I shouldn’t. I know that if I let you know, you wouldn’t understand me.

If I told you what I was,
Would you turn your back on me?
And if I seem dangerous,
Would you be scared?
I get the feeling just because,
Everything I touch isn't dark enough,
If this problem lies in me,

I keep so many secrets, because you shouldn’t know. I don’t want to hurt or confuse you. I need to let these feelings escape me somehow. I need to show my true colors. I am changing because I won’t show my true side. I am going to try to let it out without hurting you or anyone else.

I'm only a man with a chamber who's got me,
I'm taking a stand to escape what's inside me.
A monster, a monster,
I've turned into a monster,
A monster, a monster,
And it keeps getting stronger.

I don’t like being different, but I know that I am. If you see who I truly am, I am scared that you will fear and hate me. I have tried to be a good person. I have had so much happen to me. I have bottled up all my anger, suffering, and pain so that no one can see me hurt. I want people to think that I am happy. I don’t want to burden anyone else with my pain. I haven’t let those feelings out, and they are still inside of me.

Can I clear my conscience,
If I'm different from the rest,
Do I have to run and hide?
I never said that I want this,
This burden came to me,
And it's made it's home inside,

I want you to know who I truly am and how I feel. I need you to know. I need to let it out, but I am scared that you will be hurt. I am scared that you will turn on me. I don’t want to hurt you or scare you in any way. I need to let these feelings out, but I can’t because of my fear about hurting or scaring you.

If I told you what I was,
Would you turn your back on me?
And if I seem dangerous,
Would you be scared?
I get the feeling just because,
Everything I touch isn't dark enough,
If this problem lies in me,

All of my feelings are bottled up inside of me. They need to get out. I need to tell you how I really feel. I have to tell you. I can’t let these feeling tear me apart until there is nothing left. I have changed. I can’t let you see who I really am. I know it would scare you. I have to escape myself though. I need to be free of the thing inside of me.

I'm only a man with a chamber who's got me,
I'm taking a stand to escape what's inside me.
A monster, a monster,
I've turned into a monster,
A monster, a monster,
And it keeps getting stronger.