Master of Puppets Album

Artist(s): Metallica

Cover Art

Metallica Master of Puppets Cover Art

Tracklist

Battery

length: 5:13
producer: Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
mixer: Michael Wagener
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
arranger: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield
assistant mixer: Mark Wilczak
lead vocals: James Hetfield
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Metallica
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
lyricist: James Hetfield

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction
Weak are ripped and torn away
Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery

Crushing all deceivers, mashing non-believers
Never ending potency
Hungry violence seeker, feeding off the weaker
Breeding on insanity

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery

Circle of destruction, hammer comes crushing
Powerhouse of energy
Whipping up a fury, dominating flurry
We create the battery

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery

Master of Puppets

length: 8:36
producer: Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
mixer: Michael Wagener
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
arranger: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield
assistant mixer: Mark Wilczak
lead vocals: James Hetfield
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Metallica
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield
End of passion play, crumbling away
I'm your source of self-destruction
Veins that pump with fear, sucking darkest clear
Leading on your deaths' construction

Taste me you will see
More is all you need
You're dedicated to
How I'm killing you

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master

Needlework the way, never you betray
Life of death becoming clearer
Pain monopoly, ritual misery
Chop your breakfast on a mirror

Taste me you will see
More is all you need
You're dedicated to
How I'm killing you

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master

Master, master, where's the dreams that I've been after?
Master, master, you promised only lies
Laughter, laughter, all I hear or see is laughter
Laughter, laughter, laughing at my cries

Hell is worth all that, natural habitat
Just a rhyme without a reason
Neverending maze, drift on numbered days
Now your life is out of season

I will occupy
I will help you die
I will run through you
Now I rule you too

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master

The Thing That Should Not Be

length: 6:37
producer: Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
mixer: Michael Wagener
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
arranger: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield
assistant mixer: Mark Wilczak
lead vocals: James Hetfield
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Metallica
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
lyricist: James Hetfield
Messenger of fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light

Hybrid children watch the sea
Pray for father, roaming free

Fearless wretch
Insanity
He watches
Lurking beneath the sea
Great old one
Forbidden site
He searches
Hunter of the shadows is rising
Immortal
In madness you dwell

Crawling chaos, underground
Cult has summoned, twisted sound

Out from ruins once possessed
Fallen city, living death

Fearless wretch
Insanity
He watches
Lurking beneath the sea
Timeless sleep
Has been upset
He awakens
Hunter of the shadows is rising
Immortal
In madness you dwell

Not dead which eternal lie
Stranger eons death may die

Drain you of your sanity
Face the thing that should not be

Fearless wretch
Insanity
He watches
Lurking beneath the sea
Great old one
Forbidden site
He searches
Hunter of the shadows is rising
Immortal
In madness you dwell

Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

length: 6:28
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
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Metallica
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
lyricist: James Hetfield
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 window bared
No things to make my brain see scared
Sleep my friend and you will see
That dreem is my reality
They keep me locked up in this cage
Can they see tha´s why my brain sais rage
Sanatarium live me be
Sanatarium just live me alone
Build my fear on whats out there
And cannot breathe the open air
Whispear things into my brain
Insurring me that i´m insane
They think ourheads are in their hnds
But violent use brings violent plans
Keep him tied it makes him well
He´s getting better can9t you tell
No more can they keep us in
Listen damn it we will win
They see it right they see it well
But they think this saves us from our hell
Sanatarium live me be
Sanatarium just leave me alone
Fear of living on
Nativess getting resstles now
Mutiny in the air
Got some death to do
Mirror stands back hard
Kill it such a friendly word
Seems the only way
For reaching out again

Disposable Heroes

length: 8:17
producer: Flemming Rasmussen and Metallica
mixer: Michael Wagener
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
arranger: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield
assistant mixer: Mark Wilczak
lead vocals: James Hetfield
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Metallica
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
lyricist: James Hetfield
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

Leper Messiah

length: 5:40
producer: Flemming Rasmussen and Metallica
mixer: Michael Wagener
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
arranger: Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield
assistant mixer: Mark Wilczak
lead vocals: James Hetfield
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Metallica
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
composer: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
lyricist: James Hetfield
Spineless from the start, sucked into the part
Circus comes to town, you play the lead clown
Please, please
Spreading his disease, living by his story
Knees, knees
Falling to your knees, suffer for his glory
You will

Time for lust, time for lie
Time to kiss your life goodbye
Send me money, send me green
Heaven you will meet
Make a contribution
And you'll get a better seat
Bow to leper messiah

Marvel at his tricks, need your Sunday fix
Blind devotion came, rotting your brain
Chain, chain
Join the endless chain, taken by his glamour
Fame, fame
Infection is the game, stinking drunk with power
We see

Time for lust, time for lie
Time to kiss your life goodbye
Send me money, send me green
Heaven you will meet
Make a contribution
And you'll get the better seat
Bow to leper messiah

Witchery, weakening
Sees the sheep are gathering
Set the trap, hypnotize
Now you follow

Time for lust, time for lie
Time to kiss your life goodbye
Send me money, send me green
Heaven you will meet
Make a contribution
And you'll get the better seat

Lie

Orion

length: 8:12
producer: Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
mixer: Michael Wagener
composer: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
Instrumental

Damage, Inc.

length: 5:08
producer: Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen
mixer: Michael Wagener
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield
Dealing out the agony within
charging hard and no one's gonna give in
Living on your knees, conformity
or dying on your feet for honesty
Inbred, our bodies work as one
bloody, but never cry submission
Following our instinct not a trend
go against the grain until the end

[Chorus:]
Blood will follow blood
Dying time is here
Damage Incorporated
[End Chorus]

Slamming through, don't fuck with razorback
stepping out? You'll feel our hell on your back
Blood follows blood and we make sure
life ain't for you and we're the cure
Honesty is my only excuse
Try to rob us of it, but it's no use
Steamroller action crushing all
Victim is your name and you shall fall

[Chorus]

We chew and spit you out
we laugh, you scream and shout
All flee, with fear you run
You'll know just where we come from

Damage Incorporated

Damage jackals ripping right through you
sight and smell of this, it gets me goin'
Know just how to get just what we want
tear it from your soul in nightly hunt
Fuck it all and fucking no regrets
Never happy ending on these dark sets
All's fair for Damage Inc. you see
step a little closer if you please

[Chorus].