Metallica - Disposable Heroes Lyrics

Metallica Master of Puppets cover art
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Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end
No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend
Running blind through killing fields, bred to kill them all
Victim of what said should be
A servant 'til I fall

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
Do just as we say
Finished here, greetings death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front
You will do what I say, when I say
Back to the front
You will die when I say, you must die
Back to the front
You coward
You servant
You blindman

Barking of machinegun fire, does nothing to me now
Sounding of the clock that ticks, get used to it somehow
More a man, more stripes you bare, glory seeker trends
Bodies fill the fields I see
The slaughter never ends

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
Do just as we say
Finished here, greetings death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front
You will do what I say, when I say
Back to the front
You will die when I say, you must die
Back to the front
You coward
You servant
You blindman

Why, am I dying?
Kill, have no fear
Lie, live off lying
Hell, hell is here

I was born for dying

Life planned out before my birth, nothing could I say
Had no chance to see myself, molded day by day
Looking back I realize, nothing have I done
Left to die with only friend
Alone I clench my gun

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
Do just as we say
Finished here, greetings death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front
You will do what I say, when I say
Back to the front
You will die when I say, you must die
Back to the front
You coward
You servant
You blindman

Back to the front
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Battery
  • 2 Master of Puppets
  • 3 The Thing That Should Not Be
  • 4 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • 5 Disposable Heroes
  • 6 Leper Messiah
  • 7 Orion
  • 8 Damage, Inc.


  • Credits
    album: Track 5 in album Master of Puppets
    release date: 1986-2-21
    popularity : 176 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Non-Music
    styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock/Heavy Metal
    length: 8:17
    producer: Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
    mixer: Michael Wagener
    engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
    arranger: James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich
    assistant mixer: Mark Wilczak
    lead vocals: James Hetfield
    electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
    drums: Lars Ulrich
    electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
    composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
    lyricist: James Hetfield
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 07559604391
    script: Latin