Posts Tagged ‘Justice for All’

Blackened

…And Justice for All

Having already established themselves as the streetwise saviors of heavy metal’s oft-tainted legacy in the ’80s, Metallica rebounded from the accidental death of original bassist Cliff Burton to produce their most thematically challenging, musically accomplished album to date. Despite James Hetfield’s dank, extended portraits of a world collapsing from corruption and decadence–themes that virtually guaranteed it little radio or television exposure–the album was nonetheless a muscular commercial success. Even “One,” its complex, seven-and-a-half-minute adaptation of Dalton Trumbo’s “Johnny Got His Gun,” managed to scale the singles charts. Other highlights include “Blackened,” “Eye of the Beholder,” and the sweeping “To Live Is to Die,” tracks that underscore a sense of musical ambition that’s often downright prog-centric, yet never merely self-indulgent. –Jerry McCulley

1. Blackened –
2. …And Justice for All –
3. Eye of the Beholder –
4. One Listen –
5. Shortest Straw
6. Harvester of Sorrow –
7. Frayed Ends of Sanity –
8. To Live Is to Die –
9. Dyers Eve

One

Metallica – And justice for all

One
(Hetfield,ulrich)

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 Can Not See
That There Is 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 its 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,wake 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

Landmine

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