Aside from the powerful rhythm and beat, the lyrics have a lot of depth and useful language phrases.
- Collective-evolution.com: The underlying Message Behind 'The Monster'
- Genius.com break-down of lyrics
- 'beggars can't be choosy' (or beggars can't be choosers): When you're given something, it's not right to be picky
- for wanting my cake and eat it too: to want things both ways - in this case fame and privacy
- I'm getting so huge I need a shrink: 'so huge' means so popular. 'shrink' means a psychologist or mental therapist.
- My OCD is conking me in the head: OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, conk means to hit.
- Don't shoot the messenger: is used to tell someone not to get angry at the person delivering bad news
- Maybe I need a straight jacket, face facts, I am nuts for real: A straight jacket is a type of restraint used for patients in a mental hospital. 'face facts' means to confront the truth of a situation. To be 'nuts' is to be crazy.