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Metallica's Load Album Lyrics

Metallica's Load Album Lyrics

The Load album signaled the Metallica's re-entry to the musical landscape, approximately five years after the release of their international smash success, Metallica (informally known as the Black Album).

Load saw the band embrace a collective sound and identity far removed from their thrash metal roots, again some fans cried 'sell out'. Regardless, the album was hugely popular.

metallica load album lyrics
As on previous releases, the fourteen songs that would eventually make up the album began as rough demos created by principal lyric and music writers James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich in Ulrich's basement recording studio, "The Dungeon."

The band took over 30 demos into The Plant Studios in the spring of 1995 where they would work for approximately the next year.

Once again, Metallica teamed up with famed producer Bob Rock, who had been at the helm during the recording process for Metallica's Black Album.

Metallica's Load Lyrics


Ain't My Bitch
2 x 4
The House Jack Built
Until It Sleeps
King Nothing
Hero Of The Day
Bleeding Me
Cure
Poor Twisted Me
Wasting My Hate
Mama Said
Thorn Within
Ronnie
The Outlaw Torn


The songwriting dispenses almost entirely with Metallica's traditional thrash metal style that characterized the band's sound in the 1980s. In place of staccato riffs, Hetfield and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett experimented with more blues based tones and style and a lot of minor chords.

As the group had become friends with country star Waylon Jennings prior to the recording of Load, he is often credited as influential to the album's new sound, particularly songs like "Mama Said."

Additionally, Ulrich adopted a minimalist approach to his drum recording, abandoning the speed and complex double bass patterns of previous albums, this resulted in a more 'modern' sounding album.

James Hetfield displayed a lyrical evolution as well, writing what many feel to be his most personal and introspective lyrics. "Until it Sleeps," the album's lead single, addressed his father's losing battle with cancer, while "Mama Said" explored his relationship with his mother. This was a clear a departure from the political and social overtones of albums like ...And Justice for All and Master of Puppets and was deeply more personal to him. It's nothing like the pure do the lyrics by the numbers effort of Hardwired.

The cover of the album is original artwork entitled "Semen and Blood III." It is one of three photographic studies by Andres Serrano created in 1990 by mingling the artist's own semen and bovine blood between two sheets of Plexiglas.

Here's the lyrics to the partner album to Load, Reload. While it was considered a 'leftovers' album, it was the best kind of left overs where some of the songs, tasted better the morning after!

The Outlaw Torn song lyrics from Metallica's Load

"The Outlaw Torn" lyrics

As taken from Metallica's Load album

Lyrics

And now I wait my whole lifetime
For you
And now I wait my whole lifetime
For you

I ride the dirt, I ride the tide
For you
I search the outside, search inside
For you

To take back what you left me
I know I'll always burn to be
The one who seeks so I may find
And now I wait my whole lifetime

My outlaw torn
My outlaw torn
And I'm torn

So on I wait my whole lifetime
For you
So on I wait my whole lifetime
For you

The more I search, the more my need
For you
The more I bless, the more I bleed
For you

You make me smash the clock and feel
I'd rather die behind the wheel
Time was never on my side
So on I wait my whole lifetime

My outlaw torn
My outlaw torn
My outlaw torn
And I'm torn

Hear me
And if close my mind in fear
Please pry it open
See me
And if my face becomes sincere
Beware
Hold me
And when I start to come undone
Stitch me together
Save me
And when you see me strut
Remind me of what left this outlaw torn

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Speaking of Outlaw, check out Green Day's 'Outlaws' song lyrics from Revolution Radio.

Ronnie song lyrics from Metallica's load album

Ronnie song lyrics from Metallica's load album

Story starts, quiet town
Small town boy, big time frown
Never talks, never plays
Different path, lost his way

Dead streets are red, red I'm afraid
No confetti, no parade
Nothing happens in this boring place
But oh my god, how that all did change
Now they all pray
Blood stains wash away

He said "lost my way"
This bloody day
Lost my way
I heard him, he said "lost my way"
This bloody day
Lost my way
All things wash away
But blood stained the sun red today

I always said, somethin' wrong
With little strange Ronnie Long
Never laughed, never smiled
Talked alone, for miles and miles and miles

Gallow calls, son I say
Keep your smile, and laugh all day
Think once again, in this boring place
For little boys, how they soon change

Now they all pray
Blood stains wash away

He said "lost my way"
This bloody day
Lost my way
Yeah, I heard him, he said "lost my way"
This bloody day
Lost my way
All things wash away
But blood stained the sun red today

Yeah, well all the green things died
When Ronnie moved to this place
He said, "Don't you dare ask why
I'm cursed to wear this face"

Now we all know why children called him
Ronnie Frown
When he pulled that gun from his pocket
And they'd all fall down down down

He said "lost my way"
This bloody day
Lost my way
Yeah, I heard him, he screamed "lost my way"
This bloody day
Lost my way
All things wash away
But blood stained the sun red today

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Thorn Within song lyrics by Metallica from the Load album

Thorn Within song lyrics by Metallica from the Load album

Forgive me father
For I have sinned
Find me guilty of the life I feel within
And when I'm branded
This mark of shame
Should I look down disgraced
Or straight ahead
And know that you must blame

I am the secret
I am the sin
I am the guilty
And I, I am the thorn within

Forgive me father
For I have sinned
Find me guilty when true guilt is from within
So point your fingers
Point right at me
For I am shadows and will follow me
One and the same are we

I do your time
I take your fall
I'm branded guilty
For us all

So point your fingers
Point right at me
For I am shadows and will follow you
One and the same are we

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'Mama Said' song lyrics by Metallica from the Load album

'Mama Said' song lyrics by Metallica from the Load album
'Mama Said' song lyrics by Metallica from the Load album

"Mama Said" is a Metallica song on the band's sixth album, Load.

What is the means of the Mama Said's lyrics?

The lyrics, written by Metallica's singer James Hetfield, represent a man or boy who is learning to find his own way in life away from his mother.

The song is almost directly written about James' difficult relationship with his mother, who died of cancer. The lyrics of song Until It Sleeps also reflects on cancer and the death of James' father.

Mama Said

Mama she has taught me well
Told me when I was young
Son, your life's an open book
Don't close it fore it's done
The brightest flame burns quickest
Is what I heard they say
A son's heart's owned to mother
But I must find my way

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama let my heart go
Or let this heart be still

Rebel my new last name
Wild blood in my veins
Apron strings around my neck
The mark that still remains
Left home at an early age
Of what I heard was wrong
I never asked forgiveness
But what I said is done

Never I ask you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
I now take to my grave
Never I ask of you
But never I gave
But you gave me your emptiness
I now take to my grave
So let this heart be still

Mama now I'm coming home
I'm not all you wished of me
But a mother's love for her son
Unspoken, Help me be
I took your love for granted
And all the things you said to me
I need your arms to welcome me
But a cold stone's all I see

Let my heart go
Mama let my heart go
You never let my heart go
So let this heart be still

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Wasting My Hate song lyrics by Metallica

Wasting My Hate song lyrics

From the Load album by Metallica

Lyrics

Good day, how do
And I send a smile to you
Don't waste, waste your breath
And I won't waste my hate on you

Ain't gonna waste my hate
Ain't gonna waste my hate on you
I think I'll keep it for myself
Ain't gonna give no more
Ain't got the time to help you score
I think it's time ya pleased yourself

Think you're worthy now
Think enough to even raise the brow
And to laugh and tip that two pronged crown

I see my hands, I see my feet
I feel that blood that pumps in beat
But where the hell's my mind goin' now?

Ain't gonna waste mt hate
But I'm so greedy when they say
(It's) better to give than to receive

Ain't gonna waste my hate
No, no ain't got time to waste my hate on you
Yea, I think I'm gonna keep it all for myself

Hate

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Poor Twisted Me song lyrics by Metallica from Load

Poor Twisted Me song lyrics by Metallica from Load
Poor Twisted Me song lyrics by Metallica from Load

The lyrics for Metallica's Poor Twisted Me, from the Load album.

Oh poor twisted me
Oh poor twisted me
I feast on sympathy
I chew on suffer, I chew on agony
Swallow whole the pain
Oh it's too good to be
That all this misery
Is just for oh poor twisted me

Poor mistreated me
Poor mistreated me
I drown without a sea
Lung fills with sorrow, lungs fill with misery
Inhaling the deep dark blue
Oh woah is me
Such a burden to be
The poor mistreated me

To finally reach the shore
Survive the storm
Now you're bare and cold
The sea was warm
So warm, you bathe your soul again

Good to feel my friend
Oh woah is me
Such a burden to be
Oh poor twisted me

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Cure song lyrics by Metallica from Load

Cure song lyrics by Metallica from Load

Cure song lyrics by Metallica from Load

Cure is from Metallica's album Load.

Lyrics:

The man takes another bullet
He keeps them all within
He must seek, no matter how it hurts
So don't fool again

He thinks the answer is cold and in his hand
He takes his medicine
The man take another bullet
He's been fooled again

*Uncross your arms and take
And throw them to the cure, say...
I do believe
Uncross your arms now
Take 'em to it, say...
I do believe

The lies tempt her and she follows
Again she lets him in
She must believe to fill the hollow
She's been fooled again

[* ]

Betting on the cure
Cause it must get better than this
Betting on the cure
Yeah everyone's got to have the sickness
'Cause everyone seems to need the cure
Precious cure

I do believe

Betting on the cure
Yeah, it must get better than this
Need to feel secure
Yeah, it's gonna get better than this
It must get better than this
Betting on the cure

Yeah, everyone's got to have the sickness
'Cause everyone seems to need the cure

I do believe
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Bleeding Me lyrics from Metallica's Load album

Bleeding Me lyrics from Metallica's Load album

I'm diggin' my way
I'm diggin' my way to something
I'm diggin' my way to somethin' better

I'm pushin' to stay
I'm pushin' to stay with something
I'm pushin' to stay with something better

I'm sowing the seeds
I'm sowing the seeds I've taken
I'm sowing the seeds I take for granted

This thorn in my side
This thorn in my side is from the tree
This thorn in my side is from the tree I've planted

It tears me and I bleed
Caught under wheels roll
I take the leech I'm bleeding me
Can't stop to save my soul
I take the leash that's leading me
I'm bleeding me I can't take it
Caught under wheel's roll
The bleeding of me

I am the beast that feeds the beast
I am the blood, I am the release
Come make me pure
Bleed me a cure
I'm caught under

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Hero Of The Day Lyrics by Metallica

Hero Of The Day Lyrics by Metallica

Hero of the Day was a very popular single of Metallica's Load album along with King Nothing, Mama Said and Until It Sleeps. It's one of the 'quieter' Metallica songs.


Hero of the Day Lyrics:

Mama they try and break me

The window burns to light the way back home
A light that warms no matter where they've gone

They're off to find the hero of the day
But what if they should fall by someone's wicked way

Still the window burns
Time so slowly turns
And someone there is sighing
Keepers of the flames
Do ya feel your name?
Can't you hear your babies crying?

Mama they try and break me
Still they try and break me

'Scuze me while I tend to how I feel
These things return to me that still seem real

Now deservingly this easy chair
But the rocking stopped by wheels of despair

Don't want your aid
But the first I've make
For years can't hold or feel
No, I'm not all me
So please excuse me
While I tend to how I feel

But now the screams and waking dreams
That never last the night
So build the wall, behind the crawl
And hide until it's light
So can you hear your babies crying now?

Still the window burns
Time so slowly turns
And someone there is sighing
Keepers of the flames
Do ya feel your name?
Can't you hear your babies crying?

Mama they try and break me

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King Nothing lyrics from Metallica's Load

King Nothing lyrics from Metallica's Load album

What is the meaning of the song?

The "King Nothing" lyrics refer to people who devote their whole lives to earning money or fame or celebrity, until one day they realize ("Then it all crashes down") that all the money has gotten them nothing worthwhile. A second meaning may refer to people who have spent their lives wishing rather than earning the things they desire.

King Nothing lyrics from Metallica's LoadAt the end of the song, the words "Off to never-never land" can be heard.

This is a nod to one of Metallica's most famous songs, "Enter Sandman", which also features this lyric. The song also features a similar structure and riff which probably explains the beginning of the song.

King Nothing Lyrics:

Wish I may
Wish I might
Have this I wish tonight
Are you satisfied?

Dig for gold
Dig for fame
You dig to make your name
Are you pacified?

All the wants you waste
All the things you've chased

And it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around

Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle crumbled
And you've left with just a name

Where's your crown?
King Nothing

Hard and cold
Bought and sold
A heart as hard as gold
Are you satisfied

Wish I might
Wish I may
You wish your life away
Are you pacified

All the wants you waste
All the things you've chased

Where's Your Crown?
King Nothing

I wish I may
I wish I might
Have this wish I wish tonight

I want that star
I want it now
I want it all and I don't care how

Careful what you wish
Careful what you say
Careful what you wish
You may regret it

Careful what you wish
You just might get it

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around

Nothin'
No, you're just nothin'
Where's your crown, King Nothing?
No, you're just nothin'
Absolutely nothin'

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Until It Sleeps Lyrics by Metallica



 Until It Sleeps Lyrics by Metallica Until It Sleeps Lyrics by Metallica 

The Until It Sleeps songs is from Metallica's popular Load album. It was the first single from the album and the first release since Metallica's monster smash, The Black Album.

What is the song's meaning?

Whilst the song's lyrics may interpreted as dealing with anger issues, it's acknowledged by James Hetfield that they are about his father's death of cancer and thus mirrors the song Mama Said which is about James' mother dying of cancer as well.

Until It Sleeps Lyrics:

Where do I take this pain of mine
I run, but it stays right my side

So tear me open, pour me out
There's things inside that scream and shout
And the pain still hates me
So hold me, until it sleeps

Just like the curse, just like the stray
You feed it once, and now it stays

So tear me open, but beware
There's things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, until I'm clean

It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me

Until it sleeps

So tell me why you've choosen me
Don't want your grip, don't want your greed

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps

I don't want it

So tear me open, but beware
The things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, 'till I'm clean...

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No longer will you hurt anyone
And the hate still shapes me
So hold me, until it sleeps...

Until it sleeps...

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The House Jack Built lyrics by Metallica from Load

The House Jack Built lyrics by Metallica from Load
The House Jack Built lyrics by Metallica from Load

Opens door so I walk inside
Close my eyes
Find my place to hide
And i shake as I take it in
Let the show begin

Open my eyes
Just to have them close again
Well on my way
But on my way where I've been

It swallows me
As it takes me in it's fog
I twist away
As I give this world the nod

Open my eyes
Just to have them close once again
Don't want control
As it takes me down and down and down again

Is that the moon
Or just the light that lights this dead end street?
Is that you there?
Or just another demon that i meet?

The higher you are
The farther you fall
The longer the walk
The farther you crawl
My body, my temple
This temple it tilts
Step into the house that Jack built

Open door so I walk inside
Swallow me so the pain subsides
And I shake as I take the sin
Let the show begin

Open my eyes
It swallows me
Is that you there?
I twist away
Away
Away
Away

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2 x 4 / Load / Metallica Lyrics

2 x 4 / Load / Metallica Lyrics

I'm gonna make you, shake you, take you
I'm gonna be the one who breaks you
Put the screws to ya my way
Yeah, come on come on, come, make my day

Got some hell at pay, I steal your thunder
The joy of violent movements pulls you under
Bite the bullet well hard
Yeah, but i die harder, so go too far

*Friction, fusion
Retribution
I can't hear ya talk ta me
I can't hear ya so talk ta me
I can't hear ya are you talkin' ta me
I can't hear ya are you talkin' ta me
I can't hear ya time ta meet my lord
I can't hear ya talk ta 2x4

I'm gonna make you, shake you, take you
I'm gonna be the one who breaks you
Put the screws to ya my way
Yeah, come on come on, come, make and my day

[*Repeat]

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Ain't My Bitch song lyrics by Metallica from Load

Ain't My Bitch song lyrics by Metallica from Load

Outta my way, outta my day
Outta your mind and into mine
Into no one, into no one
Into your step but outta time

Head strong, what's wrong?
I've already heard this song
Before... you arrived
But now it's time
To kiss your ass good-bye

*Draggin me down, why you around?
So useless
It ain't my fall, it ain't my call!
It ain't my bitch

Down on the sun, down and no fun
Down and out, where the hell ya been
Damn it all down, damn it unbound
Damn it all down to hell again

Stand tall, can't fall
Never even bend at all
Before... you arrived
But now it's time
To kiss your ass good-bye

[* Repeat]

No way but down, why you around?
No foolin'
It ain't my smile, it ain't my style
It ain't my bitch

Ain't mine, your kind
Your steepin outta time
Ain't mine, your kind
Your steppin outta time

Draggin me down, why you around?
No foolin'
It ain't my fall, it ain't my call
It ain't my...

Bitch... you ain't mine

The Struggle Within lyrics by Metallica

Metallica



The Struggle Within lyrics Metallica


The Struggle Within is from Metallica's epic The Black Album which featured Nothing Else Matters and Enter Sandman.


Lyrics

Reaching out for something you've got to feel
While clutching to what you had thought was real

Kicking at a dead horse pleases you
No way of showing your gratitude
So many things you don't want to do
What is it? what have you got ot lose

What the hell
What is you think you're gonna find?
Hypocrite
Boredom sets into the boring mind

Struggle within it suits you fine
Struggle within your ruin
Struggle within you seal your own coffin
Struggle within the struggling within

Home is not a home it becomes a hell
Turning it into your prison cell
Advantages are taken, not handed out
While you struggle inside your hell

Reaching out
Grabbing for something tou've got to feel
Closing in
The pressure upon you is so real

Struggle within it suits you fine
Struggle within your ruin
Struggle within you seal your own coffin
Struggle within the struggling within

Reaching out for something you've got to feel
While clutching to what you had thought was real
What the hell

What is you think you're gonna find
Hypocrite
Boredom sets into the boring mind

Struggle within it suits you fine
Struggle within your ruin
Struggle within you seal your own coffin
Struggle within the struggling within

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My Friend Of Misery / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

My Friend Of Misery / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

You just stood there screaming
Fearing no one was listening to you
They say the empty can rattles the most
The sound of your voice must soothe you
Hearing only what you want to hear
And knowing only what you've heard
You you're smothered in tragedy
You're out to save the world

Misery
You insist that the weight of the world
Should be on your shoulders
Misery
There's much more to life than what you see
My friend of misery

You still stood there screaming
No one caring about these words you tell
My friend before your voice is gone
One man's fun is another's hell
These times are sent to try men's souls
But something's wrong with all you see
You you'll take it on all yourself
Remember, misery loves company

Misery
You insist that the weight of the world
Should be on your shoulders
Misery
There's much more to life than what you see
My friend of misery

You just stood there creaming
My friend of misery

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The God That Failed / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

The God That Failed / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

This song is about the death of James Hetfield's mother and belief in christian principles which lead to her not seeking treatment for her illness.

The God that Failed

Pride you took
Pride you feel
Pride that you felt when you'd kneel

Not the word
Not the love
Not what you thought from above

It feeds
It grows
It clouds all that you will know
Deceit
Deceive
Decide just what you believe

I see faith in your eyes
Never your hear the discouraging lies
I hear faith in your cries
Broken is the promise, betrayal
The healing hand held back by the deepened nail

Follow the god that failed

Find your peace
Find your say
Find the smooth road in your way

Trust you gave
A child to save
Left you cold and him in grave

It feeds
It grows
It clouds all that you will know
Deceit
Deceive
Decide just what you believe

I see faith in your eyes
Never you hear the discouraging lies
I hear faith in your cries
Broken is the promise, betrayal
The healing hand held back by the deepened nail

Follow the god that failed

I see faith in your eyes
Broken is the promise, betrayal
The healing hand held back by the deepened nail

Follow the god that failed

Pride you took
Pride you feel
Pride that you felt when you'd kneel

Trust you gave
A child to save
Left you cold and him in grave

I see faith in your eyes
Never you hear the discouraging lies
I hear faith in your cries
Broken is the promise, betrayal
The healing hand held back by deepened nail

Follow the god that failed



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Of Wolf and Man lyrics by Metallica from The Black Album.

Of Wolf And Man  lyrics from The Black Album


Off through the new day's mist I run
Off from the new day's mist I have come
I hunt
Therefore I am
Harvest the land
Taking of the fallen lamb

Off through the new day's mist I run
Off from the new day's mist I have come
We shift
Pulsing with the earth
Company we keep
Roaming the land while you sleep

Shape shift nose to the wind
Shape shift feeling I've been
Move swift all senses clean
Earth's gift back to the meaning of life

Bright is the moon high in starlight
Chill is the air cold as steel tonight
We shift
Call of the wild
Fear in your eyes
It's later than you realized

Shape shift nose to the wind
Shape shift feeling I've been
Move swift all senses clean
Earth's gift back to the meaning of life

I feel I change
Back to a better day
Hair stands on the back of my neck
In wildness is the preservation of the world

So seek the wolf in thyself

Shape shift nose to the wind
Shape shift feeling I've been
Move swift all senses clean
Earth's gift
Back to the meaning of wolf and man


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If you're looking for something a little more sedate check out Adele's lyrics to Remedy or Sweetest Devotion.

Don't tread on me / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

Don't tread on me / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics


Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail
Never begins it, never, but once engaged...
Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage

Don't tread on me

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that you'll hear evermore...

Don't tread on me

Love it or live it, she with the deadly bite
Quick is the blue tongue, forked as lighting strike
Shining with brightness, always on surveillance
The eyes, they never close, emblem of vigilance

Don't tread on me

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that you'll hear evermore...

Don't tread on me

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war

Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
Once you provoke her, rattling on her tail

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that you'll hear evermore...

Don't tread on me

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'Nothing Else Matters' song lyrics by Metallica from The Black album

'Nothing Else Matters' song lyrics by Metallica from The Black album


The Metallica song from the Black Album that everyone knows.

From black t-shit wearing bogans to wanna be guitarists learning the simply one handed picked intro to FM radio station listeners every where they know this song.

On its release in 1991, loud complaints came from long time Metallica fans, who were used to the 'severe' lyrical content of the first few Metallica ballads, did not appreciate the inclusion of an apparent love song.

Those fans name check Nothing Else Matters when accusing Metallica of selling out.

Funny that it's one of Metallica's most popular songs then eh?

Nothing Else Matters Lyrics

So close no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No nothing else matters

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Through The Never / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

Through The Never / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

All that is, was and will be
Universe much too big to see

Time and space never ending
Disturbing thoughts, questions pending
Limitations of human understanding
Too quick to criticize
Obligation to survive
We hunger to be alive

All that is, ever
Ever was
Will be ever
Twisting
Turning
Through the never

In the dark, see past our eyes
Pursuit of truth no matter where it lies

Gazing up to the breeze of the heavens
On a quest, meaning, reason
Came to be, how it begun
All alone in the family of the sun
Curiosity teasing everyone
On our home, third stone from the sun

All that is, ever
Ever was
Will be ever
Twisting
Turning
Through the never

On through the never
We must go
On through the never
Out of the
Edge of forever
We must go
On through the never
Then ever comes

All that is, ever
Ever was
Will be ever
Who we are
Ask forever
Twisting
Turning
Through the never

Never

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Wherever I May Roam / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

Wherever I May Roam / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

...and the road becomes my bride
I have stripped of all but pride
So in her I do confide
And she keeps me satisfied
Gives me all I need

...and with dust in throat I crave
Only knowledge will I save
To the game you stay a slave
Rover wanderer
Nomad vagabond
Call me what you will

But I'll take my time anywhere
Free to speak my mind anywhere
And I'll redefine anywhere
Anywhere I may roam
Where I lay my head is home

...and the earth becomes my throne
I adapt to the unknown
Under wandering stars I've grown
By myself but not alone
I ask no one

...and my ties are severed clean
The less I have the more I gain
Off the beaten path I reign
Rover wanderer
Nomad vagabond
Call me what you will

But I'll take my time anywhere
I'm free to speak my mind anywhere
And I'll never mind anywhere
Anywhere I may roam
Where I lay my head is home

But i'll take my time anywhere
Free to speak my mind
And I'll take my find anywhere
Anywhere I may roam
Where I lay my head is home

Carved upon my stone
My body lie, but still I roam
Wherever I may roam


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Metallica's The Unforgiven song lyrics

Metallica's The Unforgiven song lyrics

Metallica's The Unforgiven song lyrics

"The Unforgiven" is probably the slowest song on Metallica's self-titled album. The song has a sequel, in the form of "The Unforgiven II", from the album ReLoad.

Drummer Lars Ulrich is noted for saying that the band wanted to try something novel (for them) with the idea of a ballad - instead of the standard melodic verse and heavy chorus the band opted to reverse the structure, with heavy, distorted verses and a softer, more melodic pop chorus, recorded with classical guitars and James Hetfield's surprise crooning "So I dub thee unforgiven."

The Unforgiven lyrics

New blood joins this earth
And quikly he's subdued
Through constant pained disgrace
The young boy learns their rules

With time the child draws in
This whipping boy done wrong
Deprived of all his thoughts
The young man struggles on and on he's known
A vow unto his own
That never from this day
His will they'll take away

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never be
Never see
Won't see what might have been

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is
Throughout his life the same
He's battled constantly
This fight he cannot win
A tired man they see no longer cares
The old man then prepares
To die regretfully
That old man here is me

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never be
Never see
Won't see what might have been

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

You labeled me
I'll label you
So I dub thee unforgiven

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Holier Than Thou / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

Holier Than Thou / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

No more!
The craps rolls out your mouth again
Haven't changed, your brain is still gelatin
Little whispers circle around your head
Why don't you worry about yourself instead

Who are you? where ya been? where ya from?
Gossip is burning on the tip of your tongue
You lie so much you believe yourself
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou
You are

You know not

Before you judge me take a look at you
Can't you find somethig better to do
Point the finger, slow to understand
Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand

It's not who you are it's who you know
Others lives are the basis of your own
Burn your bridges build them back with wealth
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou
You are

You know not

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Sad but True / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

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Sad but True / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics


Hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who takes you there
Hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who cares
They
They betray
I'm your only true friend now
They
They'll betray
I'm forever there

I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel
Sad but true

I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
You know it's sad but true

You
You're my mask
You're my cover, my shelter
You
You're my mask
You're the one who's blamed
Do
Do my work
Do my dirty work, scapegoat
Do
Do my deeds
For you're the one who's shamed

I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel
Sad but true

I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
You know it's sad but true

Hate
I'm your hate
I'm your hate when you want love
Pay
Pay the price
Pay, for nothing's fair

Hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who took you there
Hey
I'm your life
And I no longer care

I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel
Sad but true

I'm your truth, telling lies
I'm your reasoned alibis
I'm inside open your eyes
I'm you

Sad But True

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Do you think Kirk ever uses calibration buffers when using a pH tester?

Song lyrics to Metallica's 'Black' album

Song lyrics to Metallica's 'Black' album

The so called 'Black' album served as Metallica's commercial cross over into popular main stream culture. They had been building a strong head of steam after their previous four albums but the release of Enter Sandman and the album lifted Metallica into the public's conscious. This is reflected by the album selling 16 million units in America alone, where it was number one for 4 weeks.

Song lyrics to Metallica's 'Black' album
A massive album with many hit singles. Lyrically it dealt with fear, death by cancer, nightmares and injustice.

It was produced by Bob Rock who the band clashed with at times. The results of the album meant what ever troubles they had were ignored as he was brought back for the Load and Reload albums.

Black album lyrics:


1. Enter Sandman
2. Sad But True
3. Holier Than Thou
4. The Unforgiven
5. Wherever I May Roam
6. Don't Tread On Me
7. Through The Never
8. Nothing Else Matters
9. Of Wolf And Man
10. The God That Failed
11. My Friend Of Misery
12. The Struggle Within

Enter Sandman / Metallica, The Black Album / Metallica

Enter Sandman / Metallica, The Black Album / Metallica

Say your prayers little one
Don't forget, my son
To include everyone

Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
Till the sandman he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
Off to never never land

Something's wrong, shut the light
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren't of snow white

Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon's fire
And of things that will bite

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
Off to never never land

Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Pray the lord my soul to take

Hush little baby, don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It's just the beast under your bed,
In your closet, in your head

Exit light
Enter night
Grain of sand

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never never land

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'And Justice for all' album lyrics by Metallica

And Justice for All Lyrics  by Metallica 



Here are Metallica's lyrics for their ..And Justice for All album. It's considered by many Metallica fans to be a 'true' Metallica album*, featuring epic in length songs that are fuel by hungry and fiery guitar solos.

and justice for all metallica song lyrics
Lyrics:

Blackend
And Justice for All
Eye of the Beholder
One
The Shortest Straw
Harvester of Sorrow
The Frayed Ends of Sanity
To Live is to Die
Dyers Eve





...And Justice for All is Metallica's fourth studio album which they released August 25, 1988, on Elektra Records.

It is the first studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted and without former bassist Cliff Burton after he died in a vehicle crash.

The front cover of ...And Justice for All depicts the statue of Lady Justice cracked and bound by ropes, with both of her scales filled with dollars and both of her breasts exposed to the world.

"...And Justice for All" is written in poor graffiti to Lady Justice's right. This was used to symbolize that Justice had been desecrated. This theme is lyrically run throughout the album as expressed in tracks such as "Eye of the Beholder" and "...And Justice for All".

The album's lyrics feature the classic themes of political and legal injustice seen through the prisms of censorship, war, and nuclear brinkmanship. One, which has become a classic Metallica song to be played live, is an example of the war theme of the album. It deals with a soldier who has been badly disfigured as a result of warfare and just wants to die.

The album has sold over 8 million copies in America alone according to the RIAA.

*As opposed to say St Anger.

Dyers Eve / And Justice For All / Metallica Lyrics

...And Justice For All


Dyers Eve / And Justice For All / Metallica Lyrics

Lyrics

Dear Mother, Dear Father,
What is this hell you have put me through,
Believer, Deceiver,
Day in day out live my life through you,
Pushed onto me what's wrong or right,
Hidden from this thing that they call life

Dear Mother, Dear Father,
Every thought I'd think you'd disapprove,
Curator, Dictator,
Always censoring my every move,
Children are seen but are not heard,
Tear out everything inspired

Innocence,
Torn from me without your shelter,
Barred reality,
I'm living blindly

Dear Mother, Dear Father,
Time has frozen still what's left to be,
Hear Nothing, Say Nothing,
Cannot face the fact I think for me,
No guarantee, it's life as is,
But damn you for not giving me my chance

Dear Mother, Dear Father,
You've clipped my wings before I learned to fly,
Unspoiled, Unspoken,
I've out grown that fucking lullaby,
Same thing I've always heard from you,
Do as I say not as I do

Innocence,
Torn from me without your shelter,
Barred reality,
I'm living blindly

I'm in hell without you,
Cannot cope without you two,
Shocked at the world that I see,
Innocent victim please rescue me

Dear Mother, Dear Father,
Hidden in this world you've made for me,
I'm Seething, I'm Bleeding,
Ripping wounds in me that never heal,
Undying spite I feel for you,
Living out this hell you always knew

Check out the lyrics to The Frayed ends of Insanity or Harvester of Sorrow

To Live is to Die / And Justice For All / Metallica Lyrics

...And Justice For All


To Live is to Die Lyrics  / And Justice For All / Metallica 


To Live is to Die is mostly an instrumental. The song contains a few spoken lyrics near the end of the song  that were written by  Paul Gerhardt, a German poet.  They were popularized in the film Excalibur. The song was written as a tribute to the Metallica's late bassist Cliff Burton.


Lyrics

When a man lies he murders a part of the world,
These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives,
All this I cannot bear to witness any longer,
Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home

Check out the lyrics to Eye of the Beholder or maybe the lyrics to Metallica's One.

The Frayed Ends of Sanity / And Justice for All / Metallica Lyrics

...And Justice For All


The Frayed Ends of Sanity / And Justice for All / Metallica Lyrics


Lyrics

Never hunger,
Never prosper,
I have fallen prey to failure,
Struggle within,
Triggered again,
Now the candle burns at both ends

Twisting under schizophrenia,
Falling deep into dementia

Old habits reapear,
Fighting the fear of fear,
Growing conspiracy,
Everyone's after me,
Frayed ends of sanity,
Hear them calling,
Hear them calling me

Birth of terror,
Death of much more,
I'm the slave of fear, my captor,
Never warnings,
Spreading its wings,
As I wait for the horror she brings,
Loss of interest, question, wonder,
Waves of fear they pull me under

Old habits reapear,
Fighting the fear of fear,
Growing conspiracy,
Everyone's after me,
Frayed ends of sanity,
Hear them calling,
Hear them calling me

Into ruin,
I am sinking,
Hostage of this nameless feeling,
Hell is set free,
Flooded I'll be,
Feel the undertow inside me

Height, Hell, Time, Haste, Terror, Tension,
Life, Death, Want, Waste, Mass depression

Old habits reapear,
Fighting the fear of fear,
Growing conspiracy,
Everyone's after me,
Frayed ends of sanity,
Hear them calling,
Hear them calling me

Check out the lyrics to Metallica's One.

Harvester of sorrow / and justice for all / metallica lyrics

 


Harvester of Sorrow lyrics from the ...and justice for all album by Metallica 

The song's lyrics refers to a man who descends into madness, subjecting his family to his anger and rage. At the end of the song, it is hinted his sanity snaps and he murders his loved ones.


The single cover art has a fist exploding through a skull featuring a set of scales. This is probably a reference to the issues addressed across the entire album and in particular the song, and justice for all.


Lyrics

My life suffocates,
Planting the seeds of hate,
I've loved, turned to hate,
Trapped far beyond my fate

I give,
You take,
This life taht I forsake,
Been cheated of my youth,
You turned this lie to truth

Anger, Misery, You'll suffer unto me

Harvester of sorrow,
Language of the mad,
Harvester of sorrow

Pure black looking clear,
Your work is done soon here,
Try getting back to me,
Get back which used to be

Drink up,
Shoot in,
Let the beatings begin

Distributor of pain,
Your loss becomes my gain

Anger, Misery, You'll suffer unto me

Harvester of sorrow,
Language of the mad,
Harvester of sorrow

All have said their prayers,
Invade their nightmares,
To see into my eyes,
You'll find where murder lies,

Infanticide

Harvestor of sorrow,
Language of the mad,
Harvester of sorrow,
Langauge of the mad,
Harvester of sorrow

Check out the lyrics to Eye of the Beholder or maybe the lyrics to Metallica's One.

The Shortest Straw Lyrics And Justice For All / Metallica Lyrics

...And Justice For All


The Shortest Straw is from Metallica's hugely popular ...and justic for all album.


Lyrics

Suspicion is your name,
Your honesty to blame,
Put dignity to shame,
Dishonor,
Witchhunt, modern day,
Determining decay,
The blatant disarray,
Disfigure,
The public eyes' disgrace,
Defying common place,
Unending paper chase,
Unending

Deafening,
Painstaking,
Reckoning,
This vertigo it does bring


Shorstest straw,
Challenge liberty,
Downed by law,
Live in infamy,
Rub you raw,
Witchhunt riding through,
Shortest straw,
The shortest straw has been pulled for you

Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Shortest straw has been pulled for you

The accusations fly,
Discrimination, why?
Your inner self to die,
Intruding,
Doubt sunk itself in you,
It's teeth and talons through,
Your living catch-22,
Deluding

A mass hysteria,
A megalomania,
Reveal dementia,
Reveal

Secretly,
Silently,
Certainly,
In vertigo you will be

Shorstest straw,
Challenge liberty,
Downed by law,
Live in infamy,
Rub you raw,
Witchhunt riding through,
Shortest straw,
The shortest straw has been pulled for you

Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Shortest straw has been pulled for you

Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Pulled for you,
Shortest straw,
Shortest straw has been pulled for you

Behind you, hands are tied,
Your being, ostracized,
YOur hell is multiplied,
Upending,
The fallout has begun,
Oppressive damage done,
Your many turned to none,
To nothing,
You're reaching your nadir,
Your will has disappeared,
The lie is crystal clear,
Defending

Channels red,
One word said,
Blacklisted,
With vertigo make you dead

Shorstest straw,
Challenge liberty,
Downed by law,
Live in infamy,
Rub you raw,
Witchhunt riding through,
Shortest straw,
The shortest straw has been pulled for you,
Pulled for you

Check out the lyrics to Eye of the Beholder.

One lyrics by Metallica from ...And Justice For All

One lyrics by Metallica from ...And Justice For All

One is probably one of Metallica's first truly classic songs in the sense of main stream music fan appreciation.


One's lyrics are based on Dalton Trumbo's 1939 novel Johnny Got His Gun. It tells the tale of a soldier whose body is severely damaged after he is hit by German artillery during World War I

The soldier's arms, legs, eyes, mouth, nose and ears are gone and he is unable to see, speak, smell, or hear. His mind functions perfectly, however, leaving him trapped inside his own body. Which seems a natural enough thing to write a song's lyrics about.


The book was suspended or censored from publication for several years during WWII and the Cold War. Trumbo directed the movie adaptation in 1971, from which the footage for the "One" music video is taken.


One Lyrics

I can't remember anything,
Can't tell if this is true or dream,
Deep down inside I feel to scream,
This terrible silence stops it there

Now that the war is through with me,
I'm waking up, I cannot see,
That there's not much left of me,
Nothing is real but pain now

Hold my breath as I wish for death,
Oh please God, wake me

Back in the womb it's much too real,
In pumps life that I must feel,
But can't look forward to reveal,
Look to the time when I'll live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me,
Just like a wartime novelty,
Tied to machines that make me be,
Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death,
Oh please God, wake me

Now the world is gone I'm just one,
Oh God, help me hold my breath as I wish for death,
Oh please God, help me

Darkness, imprisoning me,
All that I see,
Absolute horror,
I cannot live,
I cannot die,
Trapped in myself,
Body my holding cell

Landmine, Has taken my sight,
Taken my speech,
Taken my hearing,
Taken my arms,
Taken my legs,
Taken my soul,
Left me with life in hell

Check out the lyrics to Eye of the Beholder another Metallica song from ...and justice for all.

Many songs are called one. Metallica's One is pretty popular but U2's One is pretty handy as well.

Eye of the Beholder / ...And Justice for All / Metallica Lyrics

Eye of the Beholder / ...And Justice for All / Metallica Lyrics

Do you see what I see?
Truth is an offence,
You silence for your confidence

Do you hear what I hear?
Doors are slamming shut,
Limit your imagination, keep you where they must

Do you feel what I feel?
Bittering distress,
Who decides what you express?

Do you take what I take?
Endurance is the word,
Moving back instead of forward seems to me absurd

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say

Independence limited,
Freedom of choice,
A Choice is made for you my friend,
Freedom of speech,
Speech is words that they will bend,
Freedom with their exception

Do you fear what I fear?
Living properly,
Truths to you are lies to me

Do you choose what I choose?
More alternatives,
Energy derives from both the plus and negatives

Do you need what I need?
Boundaries overthrown,
Look inside, to each his own

Do you trust what I trust?
Me, myself, and I,
Penetrate the smoke screen, I see through the selfish lie

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say

Independence limited,
Freedom of choice,
A Choice is made for you my friend,
Freedom of speech,
Speech is words that they will bend,
Freedom with their exception

Do you know what I know?
Your money and your wealth,
You silence just to hear yourself

Do you want what I want?
Desire not a thing,
I hunger after independence, lengthen freedom's ring

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say

Independence limited,
Freedom of choice,
AChoice is made for you my friend,
Freedom of speech,
Speech is words that they will bend,
Freedom with their exception

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say

...And Justice for All / ...And Justice for All / Metallica Lyrics

...And Justice For All.




..And Justice for All lyrics...from the Metallica album of the same name.


The lyrics and the title were inspired by the Pledge of Allegiance.  The song title is the last four words of the Pledge of Allegiance. The lyrics refers to the act of social injustice, in which "Lady Justice" is "raped".


Al Pacino starred in a film of the same name in 1979, it's possible this film inspired Metallica in some way (but that's only speculation).


Lyrics

Halls of justice painted green
Money talking
Power wolves beset your door
Hear them stalking
Soon you'll please their appetite
They devour
Hammer of justice crushes you
Overpower
The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can't believe the things you say
I can't believe
I can't believe the price you pay
Nothing can save you
Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real
Apathy their stepping stone
So unfeeling
Hidden deep animosity
So deceiving
Through your eyes their light burns
Hoping to find
Inquisition sinking you
With prying minds
The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can't believe the things you say
I can't believe
I can't believe the price you pay
Nothing can save you
Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real
Lady Justice has been raped
Truth assassin
Rolls of red tape seal your lips
Now you're done in
Their money tips her scales again
Make your deal
Just what is truth? I cannot tell
Cannot feel
The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can't believe the things you say
I can't believe
I can't believe the price we pay
Nothing can save us
Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real

Check out the lyrics to other ...and justice for all or the popular song 'One' from the same album.