What’s wrong with me?

Discussion on Three days grace song The animal I have become

Lyrics

I can’t escape this hell
So many times i’ve tried
But i’m still caged inside
Somebody get me through this nightmare
I can’t control myself

So what if you can see the dark inside of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it’s not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal

I can’t escape myself
So many times i’ve lied
But there’s still rage inside
Somebody get me through this nightmare
I can’t control myself

Some what if you can see the dark inside of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it’s not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal
Help me believe it’s not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal

Somebody help me through this nightmare
I can’t control myself
Somebody wake me from this nightmare
I can’t escape this hell

(This animal, this animal, this animal, this animal, this animal, this animal, this animal)

So what if you can see the dark inside of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it’s not the real me

Somebody help me tame this animal
this animal i have become

The music and lyrics belong to the respective artists and company. The lyrics and video are put here to aid conversations about the darkness within each of us.

Here’s an interesting quote – (about the animal within) to think about!

“Villains with a conscience have this sad realization of who they are, and the monster they’ve become — there’s a sense of regret. So at the end of these movies there’s a dramatic resonance that really stays with the audience.”

—Thomas Haden Church (who played the part) on Sandman in Spiderman – 3

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Conversations ( Discussion questions prepared by Samuel Thambusamy)

1) What is this song about?

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2) What do you think makes us become the animal we’ve become?

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3) How (un)comfortable are we with the animal we’ve become?

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4) Who or what can help us tame the animal we’ve become?

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5) What did you like about the song? What can we (un)learn from the song?

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