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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...

More of Metallica's Load album song lyrics.