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Track Listing:
  1. Ain't My Bitch
  2. 2x4
  3. The House Jack Built
  4. Until It Sleeps
  5. King Nothing
  6. Hero Of The Day
  7. Bleeding Me
  8. Cure
  9. Poor Twisted Me
  10. Wasting My Hate
  11. Mama Said
  12. Thorn Within
  13. Ronnie
  14. The Outlaw Torn

Ain't My Bitch

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 Outta my way, outta my day
 Outta your mind and into mine
 Into no one, into not 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
	
 Dragging me down, why you around?
 So useless
 It ain't my fall, it ain't my call!
 It ain't my bitch

 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

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

 Outta my way!

 Outta my way, outta my day
 Outta your mind and into mine
 Into no one, into not one
 Into your step but outta time

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

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

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

 Ain't mine, your kind
 You're steppin outta time
 Ain't mine, your kind
 You're steppin outta time

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

 Bitch... you ain't mine

2 x 4

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

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

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

 Yeah, 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 and make my day
 Make my day

 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

The House Jack Built

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 Open 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, yeah
 But on my way where I've been

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

 Open 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 once again
 Don't want control
 Hey, 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

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

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

 The higher you are
 The farther you fall
 The longer the walk
 The farther you crawl
 My body, my temple
 This temple it tilts
 Yes I am, I am, I am...

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

Until It Sleeps

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

Where do I take this pain of mine
I run, but it stays right by 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
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 chosen me
Don't want your grip, don't want your greed
Don't want it

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

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

Until it sleeps

I don't want it

So tear me open, but beware
There's things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, til 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
Until it sleeps
Until it sleeps

King Nothing

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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're left with just a name

 Where's your crown, King Nothing?
 Where's your crown?

 Hard and cold
 Bought and sold
 A heart as hard as gold
 Yeah, 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

 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're left with just a name

 Where's your crown, King Nothing?
 Come on, where's your crown?

 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

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

 Where's your crown, King Nothing?

 Nothing

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

Hero Of The Day

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)
	
 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
 Someone there is sighing
 Keepers of the flames
 Do you 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 fist I 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 dreams and waking screams
 That ever last the night
 So build the wall, behind the crawl
 And hide until it's light
 So can you hear your babies cryin' now?

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

 But now the dreams and waking screams
 That ever last the night
 So build the wall, behind the crawl
 And hide until it's light
 So can't you hear your babies cryin' now?

 Mama they try and break me
 Mama they try and break me
 Mama they try and break me
 Mama they try, mama they try
 Mama they try and break me
 Mama they try and break me
 Mama they try and break me
 Mama they try, mama they try

Bleeding Me

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 I'm digging my way
 I'm digging my way to something
 I'm digging my way to something better

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

 Oh ho, oh yeah

 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

 Ooh, it tears me and I bleed, yeah
 And I bleed, yeah

 Caught under wheels roll
 I take the leash I'm bleeding me
 Can't stop to save my soul
 I take the leash that's leading me
 I'm bleeding me, whoa
 Ooh, I can't take it
 Caught under wheel's roll
 Oh, the bleeding of me, yeah
 Of me, yeah
 The bleeding of me

 Caught under wheels roll
 I take the leash I'm bleeding me
 Can't stop to save my soul
 I take the leash that's leading me
 I'm bleeding me, whoa
 Ooh, I can't take it
 Caught under wheel's roll
 Oh, the bleeding of me, yeah
 Oh the bleeding of me

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

 Caught under wheels roll
 I take the leash I'm bleeding me
 Can't stop to save my soul
 I take the leash that's leading me
 I'm bleeding me, yeah
 Oh, I can't take it
 I can't take it
 I can't take it
 Oh oh, the bleeding of me

 Come on, baby

 Yeah
 I'm digging my way
 I'm digging my way to something
 I'm digging my way to something better

 I'm pushing to stay
 I'm pushing to stay with something
 I'm pushing to stay with something better
 With something better

Cure

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

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

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

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

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

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

 Betting on the cure
 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

 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
 Yeah, precious cure

 I do believe...I do believe...I do believe
 I Do believe...I Do believe...I Do believe
 I Do Believe...I Do Believe...I Do Believe
 I Do Believe...I Do Believe...I Do Believe
 I DO BELIEVE...I DO BELIEVE...I DO BELIEVE
 I DO BELIEVE...I DO BELIEVE!

 Betting on the cure
 Yeah it must get better than this
 Need to feel secure
 Yeah, it's gotta get better than this
 Than this
 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
 I do believe
 I do believe

Poor Twisted Me

(Hetfield, Ulrich)
	
 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
 Lungs fill with sorrow, lungs fill with misery
 Inhaling the deep dark blue
 Oh woe 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
 Bathe me again and again and again, yeah

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

 Good to feel my friend
 Oh woe is me
 Such a burden to be
 Oh poor twisted me
 Yeah, yeah yeah
 Oh poor twisted me
 Poor twisted me

Wasting My Hate

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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 you pleased yourself
 Yourself

 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
 Waste my hate on you 

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

 Well, 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?
 Goin' now?

 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
 Waste my hate on you
 Think I'll keep it for myself
 Hey!

 Ain't gonna waste my 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
 I think I'll keep it all for myself
 For myself

 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
 Waste my hate on you
 Think I'll keep it for myself
 Yeah!

 Hate

Mama Said

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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 her say
 A son's heart is owed 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
 Lay 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 is said is done

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

 Never I ask of 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
 Yeah, 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
 Let your son grow
 Mama let my heart go
 Or let this heart be still

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

 Never I ask of 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

Thorn Within

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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 you
 One and the same are we

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

 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

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

Ronnie

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

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

 Then streets of 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 smile
 Talked alone, 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
 They'd all fall down, down, down

 He said "Lost my way"
 This bloody day
 Lost my way
 Yeah, 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

 That's right
 All things wash away
 And they all fall down
 But blood stained the sun today
 All things wash away
 And they all fall down
 But blood stained the sun today

The Outlaw Torn

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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

 Outlaw torn
 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

 Outlaw torn
 Outlaw torn
 Yeah, I'm 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

 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
All Songs Copyright © 1996 Creeping Death Music, ASCAP.

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