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Hear Eric Church Face Fear and Anxiety in New Song 'Monsters'

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As the Oct. 5 release date for Eric Church's sixth studio album Desperate Man draws near, the talented singer-songwriter continues to unveil tracks. The latest song Church has gifted us is "Monsters." With the lyric video, we're treated to the full track -- not just a snippet.

Written by Church and fellow bandmate Jeff Hyde, "Monsters" holds a personal, yet very relatable, story of how imaginary childhood monsters lurk in the shadows and under our beds while in adulthood, monsters are the very real inner demons we all face and the unfortunate happenings we can't control. Near the end of the song, Church notices the cycle of dealing with fear beginning with his son, showing how we all manifest dread, but must find our own ways of tackling our anxieties. For Church, it's his faith that quells his fears and gives him the strength to "turn on the light" and dissipate the monsters.

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"Monsters" makes the eighth song Church has partially or completely released off of the 11-track album Desperate Man. "Higher Wire," "Solid," "Some Of It," "Hangin' Around," and "Hippie Radio" debuted as snippets on Instagram, while full versions of "Heart Like A Wheel" and "Desperate Man" came with music videos.

Members of Church's fan club, The Church Choir always receive the first taste of his new songs a day before the tracks are released to the public. They will also receive a free download of Desperate Man when it comes out at the beginning of October. Joining The Church Choir costs $35 a year, but if you're not ready to commit, you can also pre-order his new album at $10 for a digital copy or $20 for the vinyl version.

Lyrics to Eric Church's 'Monsters':

I killed my first monster when I was seven years old
He melted like butter in my bathroom's sixty-watt bulb
Kept a three-cell MagLite from Daddy's workshop drawer
Under my pillow and I'd pull it like a sword

Anymore when a restless feelin' keeps me up at night
Fallin' on my knees is my new turnin' on the light
I keep my faith intact, make sure my prayers are said
'Cause I've learned that the monsters ain't the ones beneath the bed

The wolf hunts a hungry man and the devil a lonely heart
A minefield of bad decisions lay hidin' in the dark
Greed stalks, sickness steals, and pride lays a wicked trap
You can't avoid 'em all, no, you gotta trust me on that

Anymore when a restless feelin' keeps me up at night
Fallin' on my knees is my new turnin' on the light
I keep my faith intact, make sure my prayers are said
'Cause I've learned that the monsters ain't the ones beneath the bed

Daddy, check my closet, leave on the bathroom light
I smile and say "All clear" when I tuck him in for the night
But Daddy, I'm still scared, can I sleep with you instead?
I kneel down beside my little man and I bow my head

Anymore when a restless feelin' keeps me up at night
Fallin' on my knees is my new turnin' on the light
I keep my faith intact, make sure my prayers are said
'Cause I've learned that the monsters ain't the ones beneath the bed
I've learned that the monsters ain't underneath the bed

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