My Monsters and I

from What's In The Box? (2000) by Mailbox

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My monsters and I are going out
We have some things to talk about
like why they tinker with my life
and scare my would-be wife
And leave me with this constant fear and doubt

I suppose we could find a nice cafe
But, then we'd argue who should pay
But I always get the tab
And I spring for the cab
Heck, who am I kidding anyway?

One monster plays with my heart
One plays with another part
The third one's in my mind
Whom the others hide behind
One minute they save the day
The next they're in the way
The more I put them in place
The more they're in my face

My monsters and I just need to talk
I brought a blackboard and some chalk
But I keep drawing out the graphs
With their snickers and their laughs
Screw the cab, I think I'll make them walk.

My monsters and I must face the facts
It's time we got down to brass tacks
It's time we settled this like men
and never spoke of this again
But I feel like I'm just talking to their backs

My monsters and I did not get very far
I dropped them off and headed for a bar
For after all is said and done
and the monster's had their fun
I've seen that they're just being what they are.


from What's In The Box? (2000), released June 20, 2000
written and performed by Adam Rabin
Sara Rabin - backing vocals


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Adam Rabin Burlington

Where Prog Rock meets Geek Rock. Adam Rabin is a Vermont songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has also played with Elephants of Scotland, Mailbox, and musical improv troupe She Thicc. You can also hear Adam’s music on the podcasts: Improvised Weapons, Improv Overdrive, What The Hell Are You Watching, and Vermont Favorites. ... more

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