Monster
Mumford & Sons Lyrics


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So we were up
Throwin' dice in the dark
I saw you late, last night, come to harm
I saw you dance in the devil's arms

The night kept coming
Really nothing I could do
Eyes with a fire, unquenched, by peace
Curse the beauty, curse the queen

So we come
To a place of no return
Yours is the face, that makes my body burn
And here is the name that our sons will learn
Curse the beauty, curse the queen
Curse the beauty, leave me

So when you're weak
When you are on your knees
I'll do my best, with the time, that's left
Sworn with your spirit, you're fully fleshed

So fuck your dreams
And don't you pick at our seams
I'll turn into a monster for you, If you pay me enough
None of this counts, if you do, cloud up

So we come
To a place of no return
Yours is the face, which makes my body burn
And here is the name, that our sons will learn




Curse the beauty, curse the queen
Curse the beauty, leave me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Mumford & Sons's song "Monster" suggest a dark and tumultuous relationship between two people. The first verse describes an evening where they were "throwin' dice in the dark." This setting is representative of the lack of clarity or control in their relationship. The singer then observes the other person suffering in some way and dancing with the devil, hinting at destructive behavior or addiction. The chorus reiterates the theme of being trapped in this toxic relationship or situation with a repeated phrase: "Curse the beauty, curse the queen."


The second verse speaks of reaching a point of no return, where the singer's body burns with desire for the person's face. This intense feeling is said to be something their future children will inherit. The use of the word "curse" continues, suggesting this relationship is a burden that cannot be escaped. The third verse speaks to the singer's oath to always be present for the other person, even when they are at their weakest. However, the final section takes a darker turn. The singer tells the other person to "fuck your dreams" and states that they will "turn into a monster for you" for a price, implying that this relationship has turned transactional.


Overall, the song paints a picture of a destructive and possibly abusive relationship. The repeated line, "Curse the beauty, curse the queen" suggests that the singer both desires and resents the other person's power and beauty.


Line by Line Meaning

So we were up
We were awake, likely during the late hours of the night


Throwin' dice in the dark
We were probably gambling in dim or no lighting


I saw you late, last night, come to harm
I witnessed you suffer and experience pain the previous night


I saw you dance in the devil's arms
I witnessed you indulging in perilous or immoral activities


The night kept coming
The night persisted or continued on


Really nothing I could do
I was powerless or helpless in that situation


Eyes with a fire, unquenched, by peace
You had an intense or burning passion which could not be pacified by serenity


Curse the beauty, curse the queen
Expression of frustration or resentment towards something or someone appealing


So we come
We arrive at a destination or circumstance


To a place of no return
We are in a location or situation where there is no possibility of leaving or changing


Yours is the face, that makes my body burn
Your appearance is so captivating that it causes a physical reaction in me


And here is the name that our sons will learn
This is the name that will be passed down through generations


So when you're weak
When you are vulnerable or helpless


When you are on your knees
When you are in a position of supplication or submission


I'll do my best, with the time, that's left
I will make effort to assist or support you with the remaining duration available


Sworn with your spirit, you're fully fleshed
I am completely committed or devoted to your partnership, as you are a fully realized being


So fuck your dreams
Your ambitions or aspirations are derogatory or meaningless to me


And don't you pick at our seams
Do not scrutinize or criticize our relationship or bond


I'll turn into a monster for you, If you pay me enough
I will become a dangerous or monstrous entity for you, as long as you offer sufficient compensation


None of this counts, if you do, cloud up
Nothing will be valid or accurate, if you create confusion or doubt


Curse the beauty, leave me
Cursing or resenting attractive things only leads to abandonment or estrangement




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BENJAMIN WALTER DAVID LOVETT, EDWARD JAMES MILTON DWANE, MARCUS OLIVER JOHNSTONE MUMFORD, WINSTON AUBREY ALADAR MARSHALL

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