Metallica's Lyrics (1 Viewer)

Jan 7, 2004
29,704
#1
Anyone here's a Metallica fan.
Anyone wants to post some of their Metallica favourite songs with a specific look on their lyricsand comment on them.
feel free to write whatever u wish.
Personally i think Metallica had some of the greatest lyrics ever written from :
" Where's your crown King Nothing"

to

"So f****** what"

and also if anyone knows exactly what these mean:

...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

"Wherever I May Roam"
 

Torkel

f(s+1)=3((s +1)-1=3s
Jul 12, 2002
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#2
I love Metallicas lyrics, one of the few heavy bands I know that actually has some decent lyrics. Hetfield is a great writer.

I see you mentioned "So What", the lyrics are great (and incredibly X-rated), but it's a cover, Metallica didn't write that one.

"Wherever I May Roam" is about being on the road touring, they during constantly for two years, and they've said that song became almost a theme song for their tour. You can see of the lyrics speak of that all they have is pride, and all they save is knowledge, as everything else they have to leave behind. My favourite line from that song is: "I'm by myself, not alone".

And here a song about a stolen amp:
Life it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things are not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly lost, this can’t be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me, but now he’s gone

No one but me can save myself, but it’s too late
Now I can’t think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say good-bye
 

rae

Il Conservatore
Nov 12, 2003
242
#5
I'm a great of Metallica however their last album is ************
the best song are Nothing else matters, Unforgiven, Unforgiven II
 

Torkel

f(s+1)=3((s +1)-1=3s
Jul 12, 2002
3,537
#6
++ [ originally posted by rae ACM ] ++
I'm a great of Metallica however their last album is ************
the best song are Nothing else matters, Unforgiven, Unforgiven II
You like some of the slower ones, eh? :)
 

Igal

Junior Member
Mar 8, 2004
332
#7
Here are the lyrics of one of my most fav. Metallica's song:


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...

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
 

Torkel

f(s+1)=3((s +1)-1=3s
Jul 12, 2002
3,537
#11
++ [ originally posted by Vicky ] ++
i'm not really a metallica fan but my fav one is
unforgiven II
that song is jsut too good
You don't prefer the number 1?
++ [ originally posted by Don Bes ] ++
anyone knows the story behind "nothing else matters"

why and how it was made and what are the lyrics about.
Sure do Pal. :)

Hetfield wrote the start of the song while on the phone. He was just messing with the guitar, that's why the opening is played on open (non-fretted) strings. He wrote the rest of the song quickly after the phonecall. The lyrics is about: "Being on the road and missin' your chick at home (...) Girlfriends come and go, but the song still means something though." In that context, it's not too hard figuring out the rest of the song.

I think if you see at the songs development live from 92 to SM, it's amazing to see how it's improved. Great song.
 

Vicky

Senior Member
Jan 9, 2004
1,566
#13
well you know how songs bring up memories .... or remind you of people ?
well II has a special meaning to me
so that's why i like it better
 

Majed

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2002
9,630
#14
++ [ originally posted by rae ] ++
I'm a great of Metallica however their last album is ************
the best song are Nothing else matters, Unforgiven, Unforgiven II
:thumb: :cool: those are my top three songs for them too. I'm not much of a Metal fan, but anyone's gotta respect metallica.
 

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