Death Magnetic Album

Artist(s): Metallica

Cover Art

Metallica Death Magnetic Cover Art

Tracklist

That Was Just Your Life

length: 7:09
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman
editor: Kent Matcke, DD Erlich, Dana Nielsen and Dan Monti
additional editor: Joshua Smith, Adam Fuller, Jason Mott, Jason Gossman and Sara Lyn Killion
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield

Like a siren in my head that I was placed to repeat,
Like a blind man that was shoved into the speeding driver's seat,
Like a face that learned to speak, when all it knew was how to fight,
Like a misery that keeps me from just going out astray,
Like an illness that I'm about to waken from it's state.

Contradiction,
A premonition,
Now are the aids who I deny,
I deny.

I blind my eyes and try to force it all into place,
I stitch them up, see not my fall from grace.
I blind my eyes, I hardly feel it passing me by,
I open just in time to say goodbye.

Almost like your life,
Almost like your endless fight,
Cursed, the day is long,
Realize you don't belong,
Disconnect somehow,
Never stop complaining now,
Almost like your fight,
And there it went,
Almost like your life.

[Solo]

Like a bullet, keeps on bleeding to remind me not to think,
Like a raging river, drowning when I only need a drink,
Like a poison that I swallow, but I want the world to die.

Like a release from a prison that I didn't know I was in,
Like a fight to live the present, I pictured it like this,
Like a general without a mission until the wars start again,
Start again.

I blind my eyes and try and force it all into place,
I stitch them up, see not my fall from grace.
I blind my eyes, I hardly feel it passing me by,
I open just in time to say goodbye.

Almost like your life,
Almost like your endless fight,
Cursed, the day is long,
Realize you don't belong,
Disconnect somehow,
Never stop complaining now,
Almost like your fight,
And there it went,
Almost like your life.

Like a touch from hell,
I feel how hot that it can get if you get caught,
Like a strike from heaven that turns that key,
That brings you straight down to your knees,
Like a touch from hell,
I feel how hot that it can get if I get caught,
Like a strike from heaven to reprieve,
That brings you straight down to your knees.

Almost like your life,
Almost like your endless fight,
Cursed, the day is long,
Realize you don't belong,
Disconnect somehow,
Never stop complaining now,
Almost like your fight,
And there it went,
Almost like your life.
That was just your life.

The End of the Line

length: 7:53
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman
editor: Kent Matcke, Dan Monti, Dana Nielsen and DD Erlich
additional editor: Jason Gossman, Jason Mott, Adam Fuller, Sara Lyn Killion and Joshua Smith
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
Need more and more
Tainted misery
Bleed, battle scars
Chemical affinity
Reign, legacy
Innocence corrode
Stain, rot away
Catatonic overload

Choke, asphyxia
Snuff reality
Scorch, kill the light
Incinerate celebrity
Reaper, butchery
Karma amputee
Bloodline redefined
Death, contagious deity

Hooked into this deceiver
Need more and more
Into the endless fever
Need more and more
New consequence machine
Burned through all your gasoline
Asylum overtime, never mind
You've reached the end of the line

Time, choke the clock
Steal another day
Die faithfully
Narcissistic fade away
Twisted, jump the rail
Shatter the crowd below
Breakout, chase the ghost
The latest high to all-time low

Hooked into this deceiver
Need more and more
Into the endless fever
Need more and more
New consequence machine
Burned through all your gasoline
Asylum overtime, never mind
You've reached the end of the line

Drop the hourglass of time
Spilling sand we will not find
As we gather here today
We bid farewell
The slave becomes the master
The slave becomes the master
The slave becomes the master, yeah

The slave becomes the master
Need more and more
Right now or never after
Need more and more

New consequence machine
Burned through all your gasoline
Asylum overtime, never mind
Dead hourglass of time
Sand we will not ever find
We gather here today to say goodbye
'Cause you've reached the end of the line
The end of the line
The end of the line
The end of the line
You've reached the end of the line

Broken, Beat & Scarred

length: 6:26
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman
editor: Dana Nielsen, Kent Matcke, Dan Monti and DD Erlich
additional editor: Sara Lyn Killion, Adam Fuller, Jason Mott, Jason Gossman and Joshua Smith
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
Need
More and more
Tainted misery

Bleed
Battle scars
Chemical affinity

Reign
Legacy
Innocence corrode

Stain
Rot away
Catatonic overload

Choke
Asphyxia
Snuff reality

Scorch
Kill the light
Incinerate celebrity

Reaper
Butchery
Karma amputee

Bloodline
Breeding fine
Death contagious deity

Hooked into this deceiver
Need more and more
Into the endless fever
Need more and more

New consequence machine
Burn through all your gasoline
Asylum overtime
Never mind
You reach the end of the line

Time
Choke the clock
Steal another day

Die
Faithfully
Narcissistic fade away

Twisted
Jump the rail
Shout at the crowd below

Breaker
Chase the ghost
The latest high to all time low

Hooked into this deceiver
Need more and more
Into the endless fever
Need more and more

New consequence machine
Burn through all your gasoline
Asylum overtime
Never mind
You reach the end of the line

Drop the hourglass of time
Spinning sand we will not find
As we gather here today
We bid farewell

The slave becomes the master
The slave becomes the master
The slave becomes the master
The slave becomes the master

Need more and more
Right now and ever after
Need more and more

New consequence machine
Burn through all your gasoline
Asylum overtime
Never mind

Dead hourglass of time
Sand we will not ever find
We gather here today
Say goodbye
'Cause you've reached the end of the line

The end of the line
The end of the line
The end of the line
You've reached the end of the line

The Day That Never Comes

length: 7:57
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Greg Fidelman and Andrew Scheps
editor: DD Erlich, Dana Nielsen, Dan Monti and Kent Matcke
additional editor: Jason Gossman, Jason Mott, Adam Fuller, Sara Lyn Killion and Joshua Smith
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
Born to push you around
You better just stay down
You put away
He hits the flesh
You hit the ground
Maps so fulls of lies
Tend to black your eyes
Just keep them close
Keep praying
Just keep waiting

Waiting for the one
The day that never comes
When you stand up
And feel the warmth
But the sunshine never comes
No the sunshine never comes

Push you cross that line
Just stay down this time
Hiding yourself
Crawling yourself
You'll have your time
God I'll make them pay
Take it back one day
I'll end this day
I'll spread the color
On this grave

Waiting for the one
The day that never comes
When you stand up
And feel the warmth
But the sunshine never comes
No the sunshine never comes

Love is a four letter word
And never spoken here
Love is a four letter word
Here in the prison
I suffer this no longer
I put it into
This I swear
This I swear
The sun will shine
This I swear
This I swear
This I swear

All Nightmare Long

length: 7:58
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Greg Fidelman and Andrew Scheps
editor: DD Erlich, Dana Nielsen, Dan Monti and Kent Matcke
additional editor: Jason Gossman, Joshua Smith, Sara Lyn Killion, Adam Fuller and Jason Mott
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
Luck. Runs. Out.
Crawl from the wreckage one more time
Horrific memory twists the mind
Dark, rugged, cold and hard to turn
Path of destruction, feel it burn
Still life
Incarnation
Still life
Infamy

Hallucination
Heresy
Still you run, what's to come?
What's today?

'Cause we hunt you down without mercy
Hunt you down all nightmare long
Feel us breathe upon your face
Feel us shift, every move we trace
Hunt you down without mercy
Hunt you down all nightmare long, yeah
Luck. Runs.

You crawl back in
But your luck runs out

1.2.

Luck. Runs. Out.

The light that is not light is here
To flush you out with your own fear
You hide, you hide, but will be found
Release your crypt without a sound

Still life
Immolation
Still life
Infamy

Hallucination
Heresy
Still you run, what's to come?
What's today?

'Cause we hunt you down without mercy
Hunt you down all nightmare long
Feel us breathe upon your face
Feel us shift, every move we trace
Hunt you down without mercy
Hunt you down all nightmare long
Luck. Runs.

You crawl back in
But your luck runs out

Then you crawl back in
Into your obsession
Never to return
This is your confession

Hunt you down without mercy
Hunt you down all nightmare long
Feel us breathe upon your face
Feel us shift, every move we trace
Hunt you down without mercy
Hunt you down all nightmare long, yeah
Luck. Runs.

You crawl back in
But your luck runs out

Your luck runs out

Cyanide

length: 6:40
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Greg Fidelman and Andrew Scheps
editor: DD Erlich, Dana Nielsen, Dan Monti and Kent Matcke
additional editor: Jason Mott, Joshua Smith, Sara Lyn Killion, Adam Fuller and Jason Gossman
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
Sleep, and take us there
In an angel's kiss
Brings finalness
Don't believe it

Empty army
Death, won't you let me stay?
Empty, they say
Death, won't you call your name?
Oh, call your name

Suicide, I've already died
It's just the funeral I've been waiting for
Cyanide, feeling death inside
Break this empty shell forevermore

Wait, wait patiently
Your death black wings
Unfolding scream
Spreading for me

Empty, they say
Death, won't you let me stay?
Empty, they say
Death, will you call your name?
Oh, call your name

Suicide, I've already died
It's just the funeral I've been waiting for
Cyanide, feeling death inside
Break this empty shell forevermore

Days that rain or are they tears?
I sting your concrete face for years
Crying, weeping, shedding strife
Year after year, life after life

An arrow thrust in broken ground
Concrete angel never lies down
Calm anew that's swallowed fast
With peace at last
Oh, peace at last

Empty, they say
Death, won't you let me stay?
Empty, they say
Death, will you call your name?
Oh, call your name

Suicide, I've already died
It's just the funeral I've been waiting for
Cyanide, feeling death inside
Break this empty shell forevermore

Forever more
Forever more
Just the funeral I've been waiting for

The Unforgiven III

length: 7:47
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman
editor: Dan Monti, Kent Matcke, DD Erlich and Dana Nielsen
additional editor: Sara Lyn Killion, Adam Fuller, Jason Gossman, Jason Mott and Joshua Smith
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
How could he know this new dawn's light
Would change his life forever?
Set sail to sea but pulled off course
By the light of golden treasure

Was he the one causing pain
With his careless dreaming?
Been afraid
Always afraid
Of the things he's feeling
He could just be gone

He would just sail on
He would just sail on

How can I be lost?
If I've got nowhere to go?
Searched the seas of gold
How come it's got so cold?
How can I be lost
In remembrance I relive
How can I blame you
When it's me I can't forgive?

These days drift on inside a fog
It's thick and suffocating
This seeking life outside its hell
Inside intoxicating
He's run aground
Like his life
Water's much too shallow
Slipping fast
Down with the ship
Fading in the shadows now
A castaway

Blame
All gone
Away

Blame gone away

How can I be lost
If I've got nowhere to go?
Search for seas of gold
How come it's got so cold?
How can I be lost
In remembrance I relive
And how can I blame you
When it's me I can't forgive?

Forgive me
Forgive me not
Forgive me
Forgive me not
Forgive me
Forgive me not
Forgive me
Forgive me, why can't I forgive me?

Set sail to sea but pulled off course
By the light of golden treasure
How could he know this new dawn's light
Would change his life forever

How can I be lost
If I've got nowhere to go?
Search for seas of gold
How come it's got so cold?
How can I be lost
In remembrance I relive
So how can I blame you
When it's me I can't forgive?

The Judas Kiss

length: 8:01
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Greg Fidelman and Andrew Scheps
editor: Dan Monti, DD Erlich, Kent Matcke and Dana Nielsen
additional editor: Jason Gossman, Jason Mott, Joshua Smith, Sara Lyn Killion and Adam Fuller
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
Bow down,
Sell your soul to me,
I will set you free

When you think
It's all said and done,
Into abyss,
You don't exist,
You can't resist
The Judas kiss

Bow down,
Surrender unto me,
I will set you free

Suicide & Redemption

length: 9:58
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Greg Fidelman and Andrew Scheps
editor: DD Erlich, Dana Nielsen, Dan Monti and Kent Matcke
additional editor: Jason Gossman, Jason Mott, Adam Fuller, Sara Lyn Killion and Joshua Smith
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
Instrumental

My Apocalypse

length: 5:02
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman
editor: Dana Nielsen, DD Erlich, Dan Monti and Kent Matcke
additional editor: Jason Mott, Jason Gossman, Joshua Smith, Sara Lyn Killion and Adam Fuller
additional recording engineer: Mike Gillies
background vocals: Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett
electric bass guitar: Robert Trujillo
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
percussion: Lars Ulrich
recording engineer: Greg Fidelman
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
lyricist: James Hetfield
Claustrophobic
Crawl out of this skin
Hard explosive
Reaching for that pin

Feel thy name extermination
Desacrating, Hail of Fire

So we cross that line
Into the crypt
Total eclipse
Suffer unto my apocalypse!

Deadly vision
Prophecy revealed
Death magnetic
Pulling closer still

Feel thy name annihilation
Desolating, Hail of Fire

So we cross that line
Into the crypt
Total eclipse
Suffer unto my apocalypse!

My apocalypse... Go!

Crushing metal, Ripping Skin
Tossing body mannequin
Spilling Blood, Bleeding Gas

Mangle flesh, Snapping spine
Dripping bloody valentine
Shattered face, spitting glass

Split apart
Split apart
Split apart
Split
Spit it out!

What makes me drift a litter bit closer
Dead man takes the steering wheel
What makes me know it's time to cross over
Words you repeat until I feel

See through the skin the bones they all rattle
Future and past they disagree
Flesh falls away the bones they all shatter
I start to see the end in me

See the end in me...

Claustrophobic
Climb out of this skin
Hard explosive
Waiting for that pin

Violate, annihilate
A loser to my eyes
Obliterate, exterminate
At last accept, deny

Feel thy name as hell awakens
Destiny, Inhale the Fire

But we cross that line
Into the crypt
Total eclipse
Suffer unto my apocalypse!

Tyrants awaken my apocalypse!
Demon awaken my apocalypse!
Heaven awaken my apocalypse!
Suffer forever my apocalypse!