Metallica


Lyrics


...And Justice for All
1988

1. "Blackened" (Hetfield, Newsted, Ulrich) - 6:40
2. "...And Justice for All" (Hammett, Hetfield, Ulrich) - 9:44
3. "Eye of the Beholder" (Hammett, Hetfield, Ulrich) - 6:25
4. "One" (Hetfield, Ulrich) - 7:24
5. "The Shortest Straw" (Hetfield, Ulrich) - 6:35
6. "Harvester of Sorrow" (Hetfield, Ulrich) - 5:42
7. "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" (Hammett, Hetfield, Ulrich) - 7:40
8. "To Live Is to Die" (Burton, Hetfield, Ulrich) - 9:48
9. "Dyers Eve" (Hammett, Hetfield, Ulrich) - 5:12

Blackened

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 it's worth.
Deadly nicotine.
Kills what might have been.
Callous frigid chill.
Nothing left to kill.
Never seen before.
Brearthing nevermore.

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.

Smoldering decay.
Take your breath away.
Millions of our years.
In minutes disappears.
Darkening in vain.
Decadence remains.
All is said and done.
Never is the sun.

Fire to begin whipping dance of the dead.
Blackened is the end.
To begin whipping dance of the dead.
Color our world Blackened.
Blackened!.


...And Justice For All

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 the believe the price.
You pay nothing can save you.

Just 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 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.
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.


Eye of the Beholder

Do you see what I see? Truth is an offense.
Your 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 is made for you my friend.
Freedom of 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 alternatives.
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.
Independenc.
e limited.
Freedom of choice is made for you my friend.
Freedom of speech is words that they will bend.
Freedom with their exception.

Do you know what I know?.
Your money and your wealth.
You silence just to hear your self.
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.
Freedom of choice is made for you my friend.
Freedom of speech is words that they will bend.
Freedom no longer frees you.
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

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 cannot see.
That there's 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 help 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.

Land mine 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

Suspicion is your name.
Your honesty to blame.
With dignity to shame dishonor.
Witchhunt modern day.
Determining decay.
The blatant disarray.
Disfigure.
The public eyes' disgrace.
Defying commonplace.
Unenjding 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 the shortest straw has been pulled for you.

Pulled for you the shortest straw has been pulled for you.

The accusations fly.
Discrimination why?.
You inner self to die intruding.
Doubt sunk itself in you.
Its 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 the shortest starw has been pulled for you.

Pulled for you the shortest straw has been pulled for you.

Behind you hands are tied.
You're being ostracized.
Your hell is multiplied upending.
The fallout has begun.
Oppressive 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.

Shorttest starw challenge liberty.
Down by law live in infamy.
Rub you raw witchhunt riding through.
Shortest straw the shortest straw has been pulled for you.
Pulled for you.


Harvester of Sorrow

My life suffocates.
Planting seeds of hate.
L'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'l suffer unto me.

Harvester of sorrow language of the mad.
Harvester of sorrow.

Pue black looking clear.
My work is done soon here.
Try getting back to me.
Getr back what used to be.
Drink up shoot in let the beatings begin.
Distributor of pain your los 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.
To see into my eyes.
You'll see where murder lies infantacide.

Harvester of sorrow.


Frayed Ends of Sanity

Never hunger never porsper.
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 and much more.
I'm a slave of fear my captor.
Never warnings spreading its wings.
As I wait for 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.
Hrowing 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


Dyer's Eve

Dear mother dear father.
What is this hell you have put me through.
Believer deiver.
Day in day out live my life through you.
Pushed on 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 sensoring my every 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 famn you for not giving me a 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.
Doas 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 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.



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