There is nothing inside of me.
But there's something inside of me,
a monster only I can see
when it gets me off guard.
And it wasn't so hard to be
what he said I was meant to be.
'Cause it all came so naturally,
that I just let him out.

So I carried this truth 'til the end of the day,
it's my burden alone, the price I must pay.
When the monster comes back, he'll sweep me away,
to the darkness, alone, where he lay.

And I took to the streets alone,
yeah, I wandered so far from home,
further than I had ever known.
Oh, I led him away.
To a place where no one could see
what I let him do to me.
I surrendered so willingly
to this beast in my mind.

So I carried this truth 'til the end of the day,
it's my burden alone, the price I must pay.
When the monster comes back, he'll sweep me away
to the darkness, alone, where he lay.

It was pain that I couldn't take,
living with all of my mistakes.
They said all my regrets were fake,
but I don't think that's true.
There was one thing I knew to do,
something I could see through,
and it felt like the right thing, too,
to exit stage right.

So I carried this truth 'til the end of my days,
it was my burden alone, the price I must pay.
When the monster came back, he swept me away,
to the darkness, alone, where he lay.