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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Music Lyrics Explained 5. Bobby
Pickett Monster Mash. All right. Now Monster Mash is a very famous classic
Halloween party song. it's not the latest or the coolest
but it is one that if you're at enough Halloween parties, it almost
always gets played. It's a classic song. It always comes back every year, but
anyway let's look at it. So the name of the song is the Monster Mash. All right.
Now mash, now even just the title mash can have two meanings. It's suitable
because it almost couldn't have a double meaning here. Mash could mean to crush
something you know and monsters often crush things. But it could also be a
mixture of things and here it's I think it's a mixture of all these characters
from horror movies are actually in this song. So it could it could play on both
here. If you say a Monster Mash. So it's a mixture of monsters. Okay. So anyway
let's get into it. Let's start the lyrics then I'll explain. it, All right. I was
working in the lab late one night when my eyes beheld an eerie sight. All right.
if you are , obviously this is this is being sung almost like from DR.
Frankenstein and he was in the laboratory. Remember of DR. Frankenstein
made Frankenstein in the lab, and his eyes beheld, well beheld is the past
tense of to behold , to see something. An eerie sight. Eerie means very strange or
mysterious or scary. So let's continue. I was working in the lab late one night
when my eyes beheld an eerie sight from from my monster from his slab began to
rise and suddenly to my surprise. All right. Now my monster from his slab. A
slab is this. A large flat surface where a dead body is laid on. So I'm riemember this
supposed to be Frankenstein. Remember Frankenstein was like a dead
body. So all right let's continue. So that's just what he says here. For my, for
my monster from his slab began to rise and suddenly to my surprise. And then
this is the chorus. That gets repeated throughout the song. He did the mash. He
did the monster mash. The monster mash. It was a graveyard
smash. Well remember if you say something is a smash, it means it is a big hit. Oh oh
Yeah. He did the mash. It caught on in a flash. It caught on means , if something catches on
a flash it catches on very quickly. He did the mash. He did the monster mash.
This is the type of song too, that if you're at a Halloween party and even if
you're not a good dancer sometimes you can get up and dance this song, you
pretend like you're Frankenstein and move like Frankenstein. Kind of like this.
He did the mash. He did the monster mash. So that's what you could do in a song like
this. So it's actually a pretty fun song. If you actually check it out and listen
to the whole song complete. All right. Let me continue. From the lavatory in the
castle east to my master bedroom where the vampires feast. Okay. So I guess it's a
big castle. Master bedroom of course that's the main bedroom that's always in
a house. Where my, when my vampires feast. Feast of course they have a large
meal. Where they feast. Okay good. The ghouls all came from their humble abodes.
To get a jolt from my electrodes. All right. So ghouls we say, ghoul is an
imaginary creature from stories that eat people. All right. So the ghouls all came
from their humble abodes. Humble abodes, a way of something, a way of saying your home
is not fancy. We always say this is a humble abode. So they don't live in
high-class. All right. From their humble abodes.
Yes. so the monster mash very good. Ghouls all came from their humble abodes to get a jolt from my electrodes.
Well jolt means a shock. Remember in the old Frankenstein movies, he used to
have those little bolts coming out of his neck. That's where the electrode
would be. The electrode, electrode here of course this is a conductor that one uses
to make electrical contact to a circuit. So the original Frankenstein, he got he
came to life through electricity. And he used to have those little bolts sticking out
of his neck. So that's what that's about. Okay. Let's continue. The zombies were all
having fun. The party had just begun. Well of course here,
if you say zombies you know, well we know zombies in all the movies that they have
now that's a dead person in some religions especially in voodoo. That
comes back to life and they look and behave like they're still alive. Those
are zombies. So , so you got everything at this party.
So yeah , the zombies were having fun. The party had just begun. The guests included
Wolfman , Dracula , and his son. So all the normal horror people are here.
Okay. The scene was a rockin'. All were digging
the sounds. Igor are on chains backed by his bang hounds. Okay. So the scene
meaning that music scene . Or the rock scene they were rocking. Here remember if
we say to rock, in this sense, it means to play or dance to rock music. Digging, well
especially like in the 1960s and 70s , dig was a common word. It meant that you liked
something. So it's a word that the hippies used to like to use. Yeah. I dig it. So that's why
it's in this song. The scene was a rockin' all were digging the sounds. So they
thought the sounds were cool. Igor on chains backed by his baying
hounds. All right. Okay. Bay means to howl. So the hounds are the
dogs are howling oh oh (howling sounds ),. So they, they were doing that during this song. They were
howling. Yeah. By his baying hounds. The coffin bangers were about to arrive with
their vocal group the Crypt kicker five. Okay. So this is like another rock band.
Crypt, crypt is an underground burial chamber or room. So they usually show it
by like skeletons or something. So the crypt kicker five. it's supposed to be a
joke of course. Not a real band. Yeah. So and then of course the chorus goes they
did the mash. They did the monster mash. The monster mash , it was a graveyard
smash. All right. So let's continue with the rest of the song. Out from his coffin
Drac's voice did ring. It seems he was troubled by just
one thing. So this is Dracula out of his coffin he came out of his coffin. Drac's
they just shortened it for Dracula. His voice did ring. His voice sounded
here. So remember here . If we say to ring, if something rings, it makes a
continuous loud sound . It did ring. Seeing, he was troubled troubled or worried
by just one thing. Open the lid and shook his fist and said 'whatever happened to
my transylvania twist.' So it's making a joke. Like maybe all these monsters had
songs maybe. A twist there's a song or we twist your body like this. So he said
whatever happened to my Transylvania twist.So maybe that was , that used to be
the cool song among the monsters. Now it's the Monster Mash. You know, it's like
Frankenstein song. So that's that's what they're saying here. So open the lid and
shook his fist. And said whatever happened to my Transylvania twist. And of
course they sing it in a little bit of like a Dracula accent. You know an
Eastern European Transylvania accent. All right. Good, and then of course it goes
back to the chorus. You know, and they you know they did the mash , they did
the Monster Mash. . That continues again and then it goes to the next part.
Now , now everything's cool Drac's a part of the band and my monster man is the
hit of the land. So I guess Dracula got into the party.
He doesn't care that his song isn't the main song anymore. He's just playing
along. So he's part of the band and he's singing with them.. And my monster man, my
monster man. Of course this is Frankenstein because dr. Frankenstein is
talking is the hit of the land. Well you know the most popular one of the land.
For you, the living, the living you know, the people alive. This mash was meant too.
So you know you're invited too. You, you living people. When you get to my door
tell then Boris sent you. Yeah. So I actually sometimes to use the name Bobby
Boris Pinkett and if you remember back at that time in the old horror movies.
One of the most famous directors of the Horror movies was Boris Karloff. So
that's why I probably used that name as well. All right good. Oh. Yes
All right. And then of course it just it really comes to the end here. Basically
they say, they say well and then it just you know sluts going to the end you
know, Wah-ooh Monster Mash. Wah-oog. Yes easy Igor you impetuous young boy. Well
here of course if we say impetuous. Someone who is impetuous does things
quickly and without thinking about what will happen. As we say you impetous
young boy. Oh Monster Mash wah-ooh wah-ooh. And that's the end of the song. So if you
ever get invited to a Halloween party in the US or you know and you know Halloween is
mostly in American holiday. Anyway they might play this song and this is what
this song means it's actually a song about a bunch of monsters all getting
together and you know playing music together and dancing together. Well
anyway , I hope you got it. I hope you enjoyed it . I hope it was informative. Thank
you for your time. Bye-bye
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