Metallica Songs With the Best LyricsMetallica songs ranked by lyrics. The most beautiful, poetic, and inspirational.
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.
One is a timeless classic and will go down in history as one of the best written songs
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!
In The Unforgiven you can hear every drop of James's emotions in the lyrics. An absoulute work of art.
This song always cuts me to the core!
This is the song that I want to be played on my funeral. It says everything
Another emotional piece by Metallica, which has helped countless of suicidal kids across the world
Welcome to where time stands still
No one leaves and no one will
Moon is full, never seems to change
Just labeled mentally deranged
Dream the same thing every night
I see our freedom in my sight
No locked doors, No windows barred
No things to make my brain seem scarred
Sleep my friend and you will see
That dream is my reality
They keep me locked up in this cage
Can't they see it's why my brain says Rage
This song has a large backstory to it, about someone who is trapped in a mental hospital being abused. The lyrics are very powerful and meaningful.
Oh come one, Master of Puppets is a great song, but the lyrics isn't better than Sanitarium's one! This is a beaufitul song, with a great lyric!
The lyrics are very sad to this song, but it definitely should be on this list. Amazing song on amazing album.
Although the original meaning of Nothing Else Matters is ignored. It dosen't Need a deeper meaning. A great written songs in which listeners can find a meaning for themselves
My absolute favorite!
Needs to get in top 3!
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
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,
Incredible lyrics. I gave my vote to One, but otherwise this is the Metallica song with the best lyrics.
Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he serves us well
Bred to kill, not to care
To do as we say
He's yours to take away
Why is this last what? The lyrics are epic
"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"
This doesn't have lyrics
Unlike many others, I think Load is one of Metallica's best albums - their only better album is the Black Album. This is such an underrated track, it's so sick! It also happens to be one of Metallica's longest tracks, clocking in at just under ten minutes!
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.
"It doesn't matter what you see, or intuit what you read, you can do it your own way, if it's done just how I say" this is so powerful. This whole album speaks on the injustice of the world and the irony of it all. I love this album.
How come nothing from Justice is here! It's the album with the best lyrics!
Theme song of 2021
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.