J Rice - The Monster Lyrics

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy (crazy)

I wanted the fame, but not the cover of Newsweek
Oh well, guess beggers can't be choosey
Wanted to receive attention for my music
Wanted to be left alone, public excuse me
Been wanting my cake, and eat it too
Wanting it both ways
Fame may be a balloon cause my ego inflated
When I blew see it was confusing
Cause all I wanted to do's be
the Bruce Lee of loose leaf... Abused ink,
used it as a tool when I blew steam
Hit the lottery (oh wee)
but With what I gave up to get was bittersweet
It was like winning a huge meet
Ironic 'cause I think I'm getting so huge I need a shrink
I'm beginning to lose sleep: one sheep, two sheep
Going cucko and cuckier as Kool Keith
But I'm actually weirder than you think
Cause I'm...

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy

Well, that's not fair
Well, that's not fair

Now I ain't much of a poet
But I know somebody once told me to seize the moment And don't squander it
Cause you never know when it could all be over
Tomorrow I wonder
where these thoughts spawn from
(Yeah, ponder it, do you wonder's no wonder you're losing your mind the way you're brought up?)
I think you've been wandering off down yonder and stumbled on to Jeff VanVonderen
Cause I need a interventionist to intervene between me and this monster
save me from myself and all this conflict
the very things I love are killing me and I can't conquer it
My OCD is conking me in the head
Keep knocking, nobody's home, I'm sleepwalking
I'm just relaying what the voice of my head saying
Don't shoot the messenger, I'm just friends with the...

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy

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J Rice The Monster Comments
  1. EldraziRules - Games, Music & More

    You are an amazing singer!

  2. Fun With Matches

    Dude you deserve like a million subs! Your definitely worth subscribing too! Keep up the great work!

  3. topal solcan

    Boh gibi

  4. Jayden Click

    you look like adam levine sometime!!!

  5. CODZombix

    mmm i don't really like this cover, it seems like a will.i.am cover, the style is that, like pop music, but this is rap not pop, i think everyone can make his version of a song, but pop version is not so impressive

  6. cassandra herrera

    You did so perfect <3 your voice is amazing!

  7. Piotr Borys

    nice interpretacion

  8. Hawk Jiang

    It's good. For all those that think it's bad, get the fact that it's not sang by Eminem he doesn't have the same voice so you can't expect someone to have another person's exact voice to sing the same song.

  9. Minet

    Dat autotune.
    I heard some in the beginning.

  10. Derek Tao

    This boy has no flow

    Ashley Huang

    its so monotone. it isnt fierce. its...dead

  11. Yusuf Goncu

    sorry  so bad

    ivy nguyen

    Probably better than you

  12. Muhammad Notarangelo

    J. Rice you are one of my fav singers who does the best covers ever but I think that no one can cover eminem!!!

  13. BoyceSot

    Incredible.. good job dude.. 

  14. J Rice

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  16. Addicted49

    Why do people dislik thi i love
    his voice so do others

  17. Marissa Davis

    Good job although it's one am and I'm tired as crap

  18. Shadowlegionnaire

    Hey, how did you manage to get that harmony? Your links aren't available in Canada.

  19. The Rainbow Gamer

    You shuld make up a song to Not copy shuch a good singer Like Rihanna


    Considering Rihanna didn't write a single line in this song!

  20. jis9702

    Never heard the song. Just yours! So, now I will go view it.

  21. Anastasia Schmidt

    Ich liebe dieses Lied *-*

  22. Matthew H

    watching this over and over haha!! XD

  23. Sassy Bird

    1 of the best covers ive seen in awhile. I luv the mix of the diff artists. I luv Eminem n Rihanna. Show us more, J Rice!!!! :-)

  24. Veronik Roxas


  25. chaz berri

    I really like this because its Eminem's sing, but you're not trying to be exactly like him with your rapping, which is cool. You've taken your own spin with it. Nice job.

  26. Kaylee Smith

    Great job! Love it

  27. val charlebois

    omggg love it sooo much 

  28. miniaprast

    Love it!

  29. christopher williamson

    U should try to get a career!

  30. Aaron Lewis

    Great work! Keep it up, you're an inspiration to people everywhere! Much love <3

  31. prec77ous

    Rihanna actually sings: "well that's nothing", and not "well, that's not fair".

  32. Cihan Tunay

    No just no

    ivy nguyen

    You act like you can do better

  33. zack quirk

    Your 100% amazing

  34. Sarah Guerra

    Original and amazing

  35. JayCeeEmCee

    just uploaded remix bros check it out let me know if your happy with it

  36. Stephanie Williams

    You rap better than Eminem..

  37. diRk wayne

    don't cover eminem ...... noname

  38. Andrew sMade

    i loved that note you'd pulled !!! really cool !!!!

  39. Abigail Jordan

    Amazing.! I love your voice.!(:

  40. Cassandra

    Awesome !!!!!!!!

  41. Patrick Murphy

    man you succccckkkk!!!!!!1

  42. Epicjtscreativemedia

    i love your covers ,JRICE!

  43. Jason Doritos

    Forget the haters in the comment section because your real fans are all around u by the way this is one of the best covers I've heard

    J Rice


  44. Shivam Joshi

    You cant cover eminem:-X

  45. Paul Jenkins

    Love the song although it could have used better lighting

    J Rice

    haha thanks Paul..and YES! one of my lights went out as soon as we started filming..so we had to improvise with a reflector and a much smaller light..it was pitch black in the barn

    Paul Jenkins

    The song was still amazing though I enjoyed listening to it

  46. Bosco Hein

    Omfg people! He's not trying to be Eminem or dope ass. This is a really good cover and If you are complaining and saying shit about him, then why don't you make a cover of this song. I'll see if you can do it better than him. I'll bet $500

  47. stormhawk212

    Love it

  48. Broo Hanger

    very nice

  49. Analyn Fabros


  50. hel en

    Hate the new comment system but really love this song !!

  51. 10takechi

    Not bad. A little fast maybe but stills a great work. Good job and good luck

  52. Miles-Kaleb Raymond

    Omg this guy is Awesome

  53. Susan Kaine

    Lobe this cover

  54. CrayZRaider205

    This is my first time hearing you, but this is pretty amazing,, as a guy who's trying to become a composer and producer of all genres this really inspirational, thanks

  55. Renad Galal

    Cool *-*

  56. Reeves Houlder

    mate if u dont get on the tele soon i will not understand music plus ive got a channel called mc reevesy1359 i was just thinking if u j rice can view mate u r amazing

  57. Karthik Sundram

    Gosh it's awful. Sorry.

  58. TheIyan911

    Best cover ever!!! I bought it in iTunes

  59. Jose Gonzalez

    The best song i heard his like eminem

  60. Red Red


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  62. lilwaynebr

    mp3 download link

  63. Jana Kefaleas


  64. Chelsea Rooth

    no one can beat eminem

  65. funnel cake

    I keep hearing this song on the school bus

  66. Aimeebear

    I love this song...now

  67. ZOOMBOY666

    I like this vid

  68. Debonaire Beef


    Debonaire Beef

    ..bro????? u tryn to be da new shady?  ...stay in da shade G ...LMAO .. nice try but no cigar G

    ivy nguyen

    He said its his first attempt so that's pretty good

    Debonaire Beef

    Fair nuff  - thast my feels bro , thast your feels. All good!

  69. Nicola Warner

    you are epic 

  70. B Girl Fenty

    motherfucking :@ :D 

  71. Quang Trung Đinh

    show me lyrics

  72. layane Ayyoub

    I love thats

  73. King Julien

    nice cover

  74. F7JCD

    powerful opening~
    like it!:)

  75. Romeaj Ajrome

    Trying hard

  76. Amira Elfassih

    Nicee voicee

  77. Paul Zoo

    Nice try!!

  78. Feeki

    I just posted my remix of this song on my channel! I'd appreciate it if you checked it out. Thanks!

  79. donna clark

    I like it. Kinda an r&b. Twist to it. The only prob I saw was the video was too dark

  80. ihooman

    I hate it when people use the word "official" in their titles when it's a cover.  Youtube should ban such practice, as it's totally misleading.  Thanks for wasting my time.

  81. Malte Frank

    I Love eminem more than rihanna. I want eminem only!!! Im not friend of Rihanna.

  82. Kristin Howerton

    Love it!!!!!

  83. Max Thorley

    sounds cheesy, doesn't right when singing Eminems lyrics

  84. Shamarr Davis

    Awesome I luv it!!!!!

  85. Bella Sabino

    That was amazing!

  86. Koko Ardiansyah

    Beuatiful voice, i love it!

  87. Mauricio Cardenas

    He's good

  88. Ross Crawford

    When people are hating that's when you know your getting it..This is Bad ass bro...

  89. Febri Sitopu

    Nice Voice :)

  90. jared lopez

    You fucked that song really bad, stop singing please

  91. Dinho Rolis

    Still eminem is better ha

  92. LordRJ


  93. Andrew Lenhart

    lol nice dude.. Im a huge Eminem fan and I thought this was pretty cool. ^_^

  94. Mr777


    Greetz from LATVIA.

  95. Paul Zoo

    Nice voice not for rap

  96. N'Gee

    yeah great cover Boy
    Please comment my Version of the monster