...And Justice for All

Track Listing:
  1. Blackened
  2. ...And Justice For All
  3. Eye of the Beholder
  4. One
  5. The Shortest Straw
  6. Harvester Of Sorrow
  7. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity
  8. To Live is To Die
  9. Dyers Eve

Blackened

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Newsted)

 Blackened is the end
 Winter it will send
 Throwing all you see
 Into obscurity

 Death of Mother Earth
 Never a rebirth
 Evolution's end
 Never will it mend

 Never

    Fire
    To begin whipping dance of the dead
    Blackened is the end
    To begin whipping dance of the dead
    Color our world blackened

 Blistering of Earth
 Terminate its worth
 Deadly nicotine
 Kills what might have been

 Callous frigid chill
 Nothing left to kill
 Never seen before
 Breathing nevermore

 Never

    Fire
    To begin whipping dance of the dead
    Blackened is the end
    To begin whipping dance of the dead
    Color our world blackened

               Blackened

 Opposition...Contradiction...Premonition...Compromise
 Agitation...Violation...Mutilation...Planet Dies
    Darkest color
    Blistered earth
    True death of life
 Termination....Expiration...Cancellation...Human Race
 Expectation...Liberation...Population...Lay to Waste
    See our mother
    Put to death
    See our mother die

 Smouldering decay
 Take her breath away
 Millions of our years
 In minutes disappears

 Darkening in vain
 Decadence remains
 All is said and done
 Never is the sun

 Never

    Fire
    To begin whipping dance of the dead
    Blackened is the end
    To begin whipping dance of the dead
    Fire
    Is the outcome of hypocrisy
    Darkest potency
    In the exit of humanity
    Color our world blackened

                    Blackened

...And Justice for All

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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 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

          Seeking no truth
          Winning is all
          Find it so grim
                  So true
                  So real

Eye of the Beholder

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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
       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 alternives
 Energy derives from both the plus and negative

 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
       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 end your wealth
 Your 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
       Choice 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

One

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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 me

 Now that the war is through with me
 I'm waking up I can not see
 That there is 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

The Shortest Straw

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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 doth bring

      Shortest straw
      Challenge liberty
      Downed by law
      Live in infamy
      Rub you raw
      Witchhunt riding through
      Shortest straw
      This 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

    Shortest straw
    Challenge liberty
    Downed by law
    Live in infamy
    Rub you raw
    Witchhunt riding through
    Shortest straw
    This 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

       Shortest straw
    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
 Oppresive 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

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

Harvester of Sorrow

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

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

 I give
 You take
 This life that 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
 My 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
 See into my eyes
 You'll find where murder lies

 Infanticide

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

The Frayed Ends of Sanity

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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 reappear
    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 reappear
   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 reappear
    Fighting the fear of fear
    Growing conspiracy
    Myself is after me
    Frayed ends of sanity
    Hear them calling
    Frayed ends of sanity
    Hear them calling
    Hear them calling me

To Live Is to Die

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton)

 When a man lies he murders
   Some 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

Dyers Eve

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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 outgrown 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 your 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
All Songs Copyright © 1988 Creeping Death Music, ASCAP

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