Call Me Monster



Some people are dangerous when they are in love. And I guess I belong to that kind of people. I am dangerous. And I can be dangerous whenever I want. And I could be even more dangerous whenever I am triggered. I always think that everyone has this kind of monstrous side in them. However, the manifest really depends on how they deal with it. And yes, I personally think that this ‘monster’ inside of me is always ready to take over whenever its existence is feeling threatened. The trigger could be anything from anyone. However, just like I’ve mentioned before; some people can be really dangerous when they are in love. And this monster is the one who will creep into your heart. This monster is the one who will take over your heart, turn it inside out until you are barely breathing. This monster is the one who will conquer your mind, take everything inside until there is nothing left. This monster is the one who will make you fall so hard head over heels, so deep until you cannot get out from it. And it will be engraved within you once and for all.

“Accept me for who I am, just put away your fearful worries. Enjoy the pain that you’re able to endure, just fall deeper inside. I will play with you however I want, I got you in my palm. Don’t run away, you’ll forever linger near, you can call me monster.” –EXO, Monster

This is a Korean song titled “Monster”, performed by Korean-Chinese boy group, EXO. The group recorded the song in two versions of Korean and Chinese language. It was released on June 9th 2016 as the second promotional single for the group’s third studio album, “Ex’Act” (the other song from the double title tracks for the album was “Lucky One”). The medium-tempo dance track was written and composed by Kenzie and LDN Noise. An official accompany music video for “Monster” was premiered on Mnet on June 8th 2016. Lyrically, this song depicts a man’s excessive fixation on his lover. For me personally, the dark and intense concept really suits well with EXO. Hence, I remember that I welcomed this song very positively at that time. Moreover, I do love the choreography until I learn to cover it so many times, and become the monster.


"Ex'Act" album cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

Some people are just rough ones. No, it doesn’t mean that they’re not a gentle lover. It’s just that they are naturally born wild lover. They’re a bit hot-tempered. They’re not very tenderhearted. And once they fall, they fall hard. They will knock on the door very loudly until it opens. “She got me gone crazy, why does my heart race? You’re beautiful, my goddess, but you’re enclosed. I will knock on your door, so will you let me in? I will give you a hidden thrill. There’s curiosity in your eyes, you’ve already fallen for me.” And they know no rejection. They give some thrills by sending dangerous signals from within them. And it’s just the beginning. “She got me gone crazy, why does my heart race? I’m a bit impatient, I’m not that gentle. I used to hate you, but I want you now. That’s right, my type. The heart doesn’t lie, it has started. I’m sending the signal of danger from inside of me.” They raise your curiosity. At the same time, they assure you to give yourself. And you’ll fall for them. “Don’t be afraid, love is the way, shawty I got it, you can call me monster.”
This kind of people will make you fall for them. And they will make sure that you do. They are terrifying yet they are unrejectable. They will assure you to fall deeper. They will assure you to fall as hard as they do. They will make you curious yet you won’t be able to deny them. They will surprise you yet they will be so addictive for you. They will get you in the palm of their hands before you realize it. And they will linger forever. And they have to power to make you feel secure to risk it all. They will make you surrender before you know it. “Everyone’s afraid of me, so I’m untouchable man. But even until the end, why can’t you sincerely reject me? You hide and steal glances at me then get surprised, who? I’m like an antinomy to you, but I’m a part of your existence, that’s just how we do. Accept me for who I am, just put away your fearful worries. Enjoy the pain that you’re able to endure, just fall deeper inside. I will play with you however I want, I got you in my palm. Don’t run away, you’ll forever linger near, you can call me monster.”
Slowly but sure, this kind of people has the ability to make you open your heart. And of course, they also have the power to enter your heart and conquer it. This kind of people has the ability to take over your mind. And of course, they also have the power to flip it upside down and inside out. “I got a trembling thrill, turning your life completely inside out. I’m sorry you make me so crazy, you know you do.” And they can tell you’ve already fallen for them, because they can see the curiosity in your eyes. Slowly but sure, they are creeping into your heart. They flip you over. They will ruin you from the inside. And even if they die, they will live forever, carved in your memory. And you will never be able to get over them. And yes, you can call them monster. But yes, they’re already inside of you. “I’m creeping in your heart babe, I will overturn you, break you down and swallow you up. Yes, I’ll steal you and indulge in you, I’m gonna mess you up. I’m engraved in your heart, so even if I die, I would live forever. Come here girl, you call me monster, I’ll go into your heart.”


EXO in the music video of "Monster" | source: SM Entertainment

Yes, some people can be so dangerous when it comes to love. Love brings out the monstrous side within this kind of people. However, I can guarantee that this kind of people is the most unforgettable ones. No, I’m not saying it just because I’m one of these kinds of people, but I’m saying this based on experience. Yes, I’m cruel and evil. And I admit it. I embrace it. I am the monster that I am. I can make the person I love bound to be with me in the end; keep coming and crawling back for more. Other women can envy me, living in their own bubbles of fantasy and illusion that they make, but it won’t get them anywhere. And by living in those bubbles, it just shows that they are trapped in the delusion that I’ve created. It just shows that they are shackled by my existence. They can deny it by saying anything, but it won’t change the fact that deep down inside they envy of what I am. And it will just turn them into a hypocrite. They are the loser in the end, because I am the monster. And the monster will always win.

“I’m creeping in your heart babe, I will overturn you, break you down and swallow you up. Yes, I’ll steal you and indulge in you, I’m gonna mess you up. I’m engraved in your heart, so even if I die, I would live forever.” –EXO, Monster




She got me gone crazy 심장이 뛰니
(She got me gone crazy wae simjangi ttwini)
((She got me gone crazy, why does my heart race?))
아름다워 나의 goddess 닫혀있지 yeah yeah
(Neon areumdawo naui goddess dathyeoissji yeah yeah)
((You’re beautiful, my goddess, but you’re enclosed, yeah yeah))
두드릴 테니 들여보낼래 감춰진 스릴을 줄게
(Dudeuril teni nal deuryeobonaellae gamchwojin seurireul julge)
((I will knock on your door, so will you let me in? I will give you a hidden thrill))
눈동자의 호기심에 이미 빠져들었고
(Nundongjaui hogisime imi neon ppajyeodeureossgo)
((There’s curiosity in your eyes, you’ve already fallen for me))
Don’t be afraid, love is the way, shawty I got it, you can call me monster

I’m creeping in your heart babe 뒤집고 무너트리고 삼켜
(I’m creeping in your heart babe dwijipgo muneoteurigo samkyeo)
((I’m creeping in your heart babe, I will overturn you, break you down and swallow you up))
그래 훔쳐 탐닉해 망쳐 놓을거야
(Geurae neol humchyeo tamnikhae neol mangchyeo noheulgeoya)
((Yes, I’ll steal you and indulge in you, I’m gonna mess you up))
맘속에 각인된 죽어도 영원히 살래
(Ne mamsoge gagindoen chae jugeodo yeongwonhi sallae)
((I’m engraved in your heart, so even if I die, I would live forever))
Come here girl, you call me monster 맘으로 들어갈게
(Come here girl, you call me monster ne mameuro deureogalge)
((Come here girl, you call me monster, I’ll go into your heart))

She got me gone crazy 심장이 뛰니
(She got me gone crazy wae simjangi ttwini)
((She got me gone crazy, why does my heart race?))
내가 성격이 급해 그닥 온순하지 못해 미워했어
(Naega jom seonggyeogi geuphae geudak onsunhaji moshae neol miwohaesseo)
((I’m a bit impatient, I’m not that gentle, I used to hate you))
하지만 너를 원해 that’s right my type 가슴은 거짓말
(Hajiman neoreul wonhae that’s right my type gaseumeun geojismal an hae)
((But I want you now, that’s right, my type, the heart doesn’t lie))
시작됐어 안에서 위험한 신호를 보내
(Sijakdwaesseo nae aneseo wiheomhan sinhoreul bonae)
((It has started, I’m sending the signal of danger from inside of me))
Don’t be afraid, love is the way, shawty I got it, you can call me monster

I’m creeping in your heart babe 뒤집고 무너트리고 삼켜
(I’m creeping in your heart babe dwijipgo muneoteurigo samkyeo)
((I’m creeping in your heart babe, I will overturn you, break you down and swallow you up))
그래 훔쳐 탐닉해 망쳐 놓을거야
(Geurae neol humchyeo tamnikhae neol mangchyeo noheulgeoya)
((Yes, I’ll steal you and indulge in you, I’m gonna mess you up))
맘속에 각인된 죽어도 영원히 살래
(Ne mamsoge gagindoen chae jugeodo yeongwonhi sallae)
((I’m engraved in your heart, so even if I die, I would live forever))
Come here girl, you call me monster 맘으로 들어갈게
(Come here girl, you call me monster ne mameuro deureogalge)
((Come here girl, you call me monster, I’ll go into your heart))

전율이 삶을 뒤집어 버리는게
(Jeonyuri wa ne salmeul da dwijibeo beorineunge)
((I got a trembling thrill, turning your life completely inside out))
I’m sorry you make me so crazy, you know you do

모두 두려워해 so I’m untouchable man
(Modu nal duryeowohae so I’m untouchable man)
((Everyone’s afraid of me, so I’m untouchable man))
근데 진심은 결국에 거부 못해
(Geunde ne jinsimeun wae gyeolguge nal geobu moshae)
((But even until the end, why can’t you sincerely reject me?))
숨어서 훔쳐보다가 깜짝 놀라지 who?
(Sumeoseo humchyeobodaga kkamjjak nollaji who?)
((You hide and steal glances at me then get surprised, who?))
네겐 안티노미 같은 존재의 일부 how we do
(Negen antinomi gateun nan ne jonjaeui ilbu how we do)
((I’m like an antinomy to you, but I’m a part of your existence, that’s just how we do))
그대로 받아들여 너의 두려운 걱정은 접어두렴
(Nal geudaero badadeuryeo neoui duryeoun geokjeongeun jeobeoduryeom)
((Accept me for who I am, just put away your fearful worries))
네가 견딜만한 고통을 누려 깊이 빠져들어
(Nega gyeondilmanhan gotongeul nuryeo deo gipi ppajyeodeureo)
((Enjoy the pain that you’re able to endure, just fall deeper inside))
맘대로 가지고 놀아 손에서 맘껏 놀아
(Neol mamdaero gajigo nora nae soneseo mamkkeot nora)
((I will play with you however I want, I got you in my palm))
도망가지마 영원히 맴돌아 you can call me monster
(Domanggajima neon yeongwonhi maemdora, you can call me monster)
((Don’t run away, you’ll forever linger near, you can call me monster))

I’m creeping in your heart babe 뒤집고 무너트리고 삼켜
(I’m creeping in your heart babe dwijipgo muneoteurigo samkyeo)
((I’m creeping in your heart babe, I will overturn you, break you down and swallow you up))
그래 훔쳐 탐닉해 망쳐 놓을거야
(Geurae neol humchyeo tamnikhae neol mangchyeo noheulgeoya)
((Yes, I’ll steal you and indulge in you, I’m gonna mess you up))
맘속에 각인된 죽어도 영원히 살래
(Ne mamsoge gagindoen chae jugeodo yeongwonhi sallae)
((I’m engraved in your heart, so even if I die, I would live forever))
Come here girl, you call me monster 맘으로 들어갈게
(Come here girl, you call me monster ne mameuro deureogalge)
((Come here girl, you call me monster, I’ll go into your heart))

Creeping creeping creeping, creeping creeping creeping, you, creeping

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