Metallica Songs With the Best LyricsMetallica songs ranked by lyrics. The most beautiful, poetic, and inspirational.
The Top Ten
Darkness imprisoning me
All that I see
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell
No doubt this has the best lyrics for a metallica song.
Has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in Hell
The lyrics really are relatable to kids with very rough childhoods. The second verse is absolutely unbelievable. One of my favorite lines are, "You labeled me, I label you! " What makes it even better is that James wrote it when he was 13.
One of the best lyrics in all of music history! Epic!
James really captures the emotions of the song in his lyrics, not to mention the chilling lyrics in the heavy part
LEAVE ME BE! SANITARIUM! JUST LEAVE ME ALONE
The lyrics are very sad to this song, but it definitely should be on this list. Amazing song on amazing album.
One has great lyrics, but Sanitarium's lyrics are just genius. - Brobusky
Best lyrics ever.V 1 Comment
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
James wrote this about his mother. The lyrics are really showing the pain he went through,
The lyrics are chilling and James' voices aids in the lyrics being even more powerful. "Take a look to the sky just before you die, it's the last time you will! " DAMN
"Excuse me while I tend to how
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"
Incredible lyrics. I gave my vote to One, but otherwise this is the Metallica song with the best lyrics.
And if I close my mind in fear
Please pry it open
And if my face becomes sincere
And when I start to come undone
Stitch me together
And when you see me strut
Remind me of what left this outlaw torn
So sad, but James definitely took his time. The lyrics are absolutely amazing. Especially at this part.
I don't know how James keeps writing songs as amazing as these. The chorus is my favorite part of the song. "But tell me, can you heal what fathers done? " Man those lyrics are awesome.
Wow. This song changed my life; my favorite Metallica song since 2012. This lyrics mean so much to me, it's incredible the work James has done with this one. Brilliant from start to finish.
So low, the sky is all I see
All I want from you is forgive me
So you bring this poor dog in from the rain
Though he just wants right back out again
And I cry to the alleyway
Confess all to the rain
But I lie, lie straight to the mirror
The one I've broken to match my face
This is not the normal Metallica song, it's different, but I think it has amazing lyrics. It's also just an amazing song in general.
Cross my heart and hope not to die
Swallow evil, ride the sky
Lose myself in a crowded room
You fool, you fool, it will be here soon
I love this song and I love this album. This is one of the best songs on the album and the lyrics just add to it
How come nothing from Justice is here! It's the album with the best lyrics!
One is no. 1 so I don't wanna hear it,
Life's for my own to live my own way...
Brilliant and fitting for everyone who doesn't fit in
Related ListsBest Metallica Songs In Which the Title Isn't Mentioned In the Lyrics Best Metallica Songs Songs With The Best Lyrics Best Songs On Metallica's Black Album Best Songs On Metallica's Death Magnetic
List StatsUpdated 28 Feb 2017
3 years, 249 days old
2. The Unforgiven
3. Nothing Else Matters
3. Bleeding Me
2. Fade to Black
3. The Unforgiven