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Artist: Metallica
Suggested Track: Enter Sandman

Say your prayers, little one
Don't forget, my son
To include everyone
Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
'Til 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, yeah

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
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
If I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
I 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 beasts 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, yeah

Yeah, yeah

Yo, oh

We're off to never-never land
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land
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Metallica Lyrics
Metallica lyrics - 174 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven", "Nothing Else Matters".
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Metallica – Sad But True
The fifth and final single released from Metallica’s seminal self-titled album, “Sad But True” is about a person’s darker side taking control. Influenced by the 1978 horror film
Metallica – Screaming Suicide
[Verse 1] / Welcome to this life / Born into the fight / Here to claim your dream / Look you in the eye / Patch the broken sky / Craving dopamine / Then my voice appears / Teaching
Metallica – I Disappear
Formally releasing on May 9th, 2000 (and later on June 2nd as a single), “I Disappear” was a single by Metallica written for the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack, the last song by
Metallica – Sleepwalk My Life Away
[Verse 1] / Take a deep, waking breath / Hope the blood arrives / Burn my eyes with the sun / And pretend I'm alive / It never will appear / Strong as past desire / Light warming
Metallica – One
The fourth track on Metallica’s …And Justice for All, is based on the novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo. There, Joe Bonham, a soldier in World War I, is hit by a landmine
Metallica – Battery
The opening track on “Master of Puppets,” widely regarded as the apex of the thrash genre, “Battery” begins with a menacing, ascending classical guitar riff. It escalates from
Metallica – Fade to Black
“Fade to Black” is a powerful ballad about a man that wants to commit suicide, and eventually does it. The depressive lyrics regarding someone with suicidal desires were inspired
Metallica – Whiskey in the Jar
Cover of Thin Lizzy’s version of a traditional Irish drinking song. It is one of the most popular traditional Irish songs, widely covered and made famous by The Dubliners, who
I hate sex (Ft. Chad Fougere) – One by Metallica
[Verse 1: Nicole Boychuk] / Empty wall / Shadows in the hall / Ghosts in the window / Chills in the home, though you left the candle burning / Wolves scratching at the back door
Metallica – Escape
This song from the Metallica’s second album was one that largely went unnoticed. This is James Hetfield’s single most hated Metallica song, because the record company had forced
Metallica – Turn the Page
A cover of the song originally by Bob Seger, about the difficulties of life on the road as a rock musician. Lars Ulrich discovered the track when he was driving, and felt it fit
Metallica – Fight Fire with Fire
“Fight Fire with Fire” is the first track on Metallica’s 1984 album Ride the Lightning. It talks about the world’s impending apocalypse caused by nuclear warfare and bloodshed. It
Black Sheep Wall – Metallica
Slower than life itself, Jon opened his eyes / And Karen beamed back with the same fake optimism / She'd had since Bible study / When she was nine / "Rise and shine, love" / Jon
Metallica – Harvester of Sorrow
This song is about a man who suffers abuse during his childhood, something that has traumatised him throughout his adulthood. The aforementioned trauma descends him into madness
Metallica (Ft. Marianne Faithfull) – The Memory Remains
This song was ReLoad’s first single, released on November 11, 1997. It was very successful, hitting #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song features singer Marianne Faithfull doing
Metallica – The Thing That Should Not Be
This song references H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, something Metallica has done a number of times.
Metallica – Disposable Heroes
This song from Metallica’s third album is an anti-war song. It is one of the most intense songs Metallica has ever written, with certain sections performed at 220 beats per minute.
Metallica – All Nightmare Long
“All Nightmare Long” was released as Metallica’s fifth single from Death Magnetic. The single was released on December 15, 2008. It was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best
Metallica – King Nothing
“King Nothing” is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica from their 1996 album Load. The song King Nothing, written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett
Metallica – Creeping Death
Based on the story of the first Passover from the Book of Exodus, “Creeping Death” is a brutal retelling of the story of the Angel Of Death. When the Pharaoh refused to release the
Metallica – Trapped Under Ice
“Trapped Under Ice” is the fifth song on Metallica’s second album Ride the Lightning, released in 1984. Its lyrics tell the tale of someone who was cryogenically frozen and woke up
Metallica – The Unforgiven
A metal ballad co-written by Ulrich, Hammett and Hetfield. This song is about the struggles he had with religion-related to his mom’s death. His relatives did not want to give
Metallica – The Day That Never Comes
The fourth song on Metallica’s 2008 album, Death Magnetic, is accompanied by quite the music video. The song starts off clean and then builds up in tempo and heaviness, much like
Korn – One (Live from "MTV ICON: Metallica")
“One” is a Metallica cover that Korn played live (and continues to now) at MTV’s Icon: Metallica, which featured many current rock acts covering classic Metallica songs Though “
Metallica – Jump in the Fire
“Jump in the Fire” is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the second and final single from their debut album, Kill ‘Em All. The single was accompanied
Metallica – Lux Æterna
Lux Æterna (Latin for “Eternal Light”) is the first single from Metallica’s 11th studio album 72 Seasons which was released on April 14, 2023.
Metallica – Of Wolf and Man
The ninth track on Metallica’s fifth studio album “Metallica”, or, dubbed by fans, “The Black Album”. “Of Wolf and Man” follows a human shapeshifting into a wolf at full moon
Metallica (Ft. San Francisco Symphony) – No Leaf Clover
“No Leaf Clover” is one of the new tracks in the concert album S&M by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, along with “Minus Human”. The songs title refers to bad luck: a four
Metallica – Frantic
The opening track to Metallica’s 2003 album St. Anger, and the second single from the album. “Frantic,” like many songs in the album, is about the band members' struggles with past
Metallica – Leper Messiah
This song is a blistering take on corruption in religion. The preacher, the Leper Messiah, uses the tactics of a carnival barker to draw in crowds, and uses their money to feed his
Metallica – Hit the Lights
“Hit the Lights” (as we know it) was written in 1982, and is the opening song on the album Kill ‘Em All. In the early years “Hit the Lights” was the song to kick off most of their
Metallica – Mama Said
This song is written by James Hetfield for his mother who died of cancer in 1979 when he was 16 years old. It’s notable for having quite a bit of country influence in its
Metallica – Damage, Inc.
“Damage, Inc.” is the eighth and final song on the Master of Puppets album, released in 1986. It details the titular savage and vicious corporation that enslaves the population and
Metallica – Low Man's Lyric
[Intro] / One, two, three, one / [Verse 1] / My eyes seek reality / My fingers seek my veins / There's a dog at your back step / He must come in from the rain / I fall 'cause I let
Metallica – My Friend of Misery
“My Friend of Misery” is a track about an outsider’s view of someone wandering in self-pity and having a very pessimistic view of the rest of the world. This song was supposed to
Metallica – Slither
[Chorus 1] / Don't go looking for snakes you might find them / Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them / Haven't I seen you here before? / [Verse 1] / Ohh, watch the
Metallica – Holier Than Thou
Although described by James Hetfield as “one of the sillier songs” by the band, “Holier Than Thou” deals with the issue of a self-righteous person, paraphrasing Jesus in the book
Metallica – Devil's Dance
This song is about the Devil who tries to tempt a person to follow him. He tries to bring out your inner and darkest desires.
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Lulu by Lou Reed and Metallica
Easily one of the most unlikely collaborations, thrash metal legends Metallica and musical innovator Lou Reed join forces for one of weirdest collections of songs the music
The Metallica Blacklist by Metallica
1 Album. 12 Songs. 53 Artists. Remaster of iconic 1991 work, fifth studio album, Grammy-winning, The Black Album in the 30th anniversary.
Load by Metallica
Load is Metallica’s sixth studio album and featured a more blues and rock influence than on previous releases. Its cover features a mix of blood and sperm. Hence the album’s name
S&M (Live) by Metallica
“Symphony and Metallica” is a live album by American thrash metal band Metallica, with The San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Kamen. S&M is the final Metallica album to
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (Deluxe Edition) by Metallica
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is the tenth studio album by American thrash metal band, Metallica; released 8 years after Death Magnetic. The album released at November 18, 2016 and
St. Anger by Metallica
Metallica’s controversial 8th studio album. Although a “return to roots” of sorts, the album was widely panned upon release for its complete lack of guitar solos and ringing snare
Garage Inc. by Metallica
Garage Inc. is a double album by Metallica released in 1998 as a compilation of covers the band has made over the course of its near 20 year old lifespan at that point. The album
Reload by Metallica
Reload is Metallica’s seventh studio album, released on November 18th, 1997. Originally planned to be released alongside Load as part of a double album, ReLoad was released one
Ride the Lightning by Metallica
Ride the Lightning, the thrash metal band’s second studio LP, is the point where they started to develop the sound they would become famous for. While retaining the fast-paced
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