Metallica (The Black Album)

Track Listing:
  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

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

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

 I 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
      We're 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
      We're 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

Sad But True

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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
   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
   Sad but true

   I'm your dream
   I'm your eyes
   I'm your pain
   I'm your dream
   I'm your eyes
   I'm your pain
   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 here
 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

Holier Than Thou

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 No more!
 The crap 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

   Yeah, who the hell are you?

   Holier than thou
   You are
   Holier than thou
   You are

   You know not

The Unforgiven

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 New blood joins this earth
 And quickly he's subdued 
 Through constant pain 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

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

    Never free
    Never me
    So I dub thee unforgiven
    
 You labeled me
 I'll label you 
 So I dub thee unforgiven
    
 Never free
 Never me
 So I dub thee unforgiven

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

Wherever I May Roam

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 ...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, yeah!

 ...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
    Yeah 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, ye-yeah!

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

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

 Carved upon my stone
 My body lies, but still I roam
    Yeah, yeah!
    Wherever I may roam

 Wherever I may roam
 Wherever I may roam
 Wherever I may roam, yeah

 Wherever I may wander, wander, wander
 Wherever I may roam
 Yeah, yeah wherever I may roam
 Yeah, yeah wherever I may roam

 Wherever I may roam

Don't Tread On Me

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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 the lightning strike
 Shining with brightness, always on surveillance
 The eyes, they never close, emblem of vigilance
 No, no, no

 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 of 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

Through The Never

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 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, yeah!

 Twisting, turning, through the never

    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

 Twisting, turning, through the never
 
    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 to the
 Edge of forever
 We must go
 On through the never
 Then never comes

 Twisting, turning, through the never

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

    Never

Nothing Else Matters

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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
 
 I 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, ye-yeah!

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

Of Wolf And Man

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 Off through the new day's mist I run
 Out 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
 Out 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 
   Back to the meaning of life

 Bright is the moon high in starlight
 Chill in 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
   Back to the meaning of life

 I feel a 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
   Back to the meaning of wolf and man

The God That Failed

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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 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

 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
     Follow the god that failed

     Broken is the promise, betrayal
     Betrayal, yeah

My Friend Of Misery

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Newsted)

 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
 And 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

    My friend of misery

    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 screaming
 Oh, my friend of misery

The Struggle Within

(Hetfield, Ulrich)

 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 to lose

 What the hell
 What do 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 you've got to feel
 Closing in
 The pressure upon you is so unreal

    Struggle within   It suits you fine 
    Struggle within   Your ruin
    Struggle within   You seal your own coffin
    Struggle within   The struggling within
    Struggle!

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

 What the hell
 What is it 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
All Lyrics Copyright © 1991 Creeping Death Music, ASCAP

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