For the past 55 years, Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s novelty classic “Monster Mash” has been an important part of Halloween.
It seems only now are people paying close attention to the lyrics ― and it’s freaking them out.
Turns out “Monster Mash” may just be a song about a guy who sees and hears monsters performing and dancing to a song called “Monster Mash” ― but not necessarily the song “Monster Mash” itself. So the actual song could be entirely different.
A guy named Lawrence Miles tweeted the mind-bending theory on Saturday evening.
Guys. I'm here to red-pill you all.— Lawrence Miles (@Lawrence_Miles) October 8, 2017
You've never heard the actual Monster Mash. You've just heard a record *about* the Monster Mash.
He explained further.
Bobby Pickett is a non-monster recalling an occasion when he heard monsters mashing. At best, his recording is only a rough approximation.— Lawrence Miles (@Lawrence_Miles) October 8, 2017
Some people tried to argue that the lyrics say otherwise.
Okay how does this square with “I was working in the lab, late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight”— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) October 8, 2017
Except that Bobby “Boris” orchestrated/created the whole thing: “My monster mash is a hit.” ]]>🤷🏼