Ride the Lightning Album

Artist(s): Metallica

Cover Art

Metallica Ride the Lightning Cover Art

Tracklist

Fight Fire With Fire

length: 4:46
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Flemming Rasmussen and Mark Whitaker
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
lead vocals: James Hetfield
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
composer: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield

Do unto others as they have done unto you
But what in the hell is this world coming to?

Blow the universe into nothingness
Nuclear warfare shall lay us to rest

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear

We shall die
Time is like a fuse, short and burning fast
Armageddon is here, like said in the past

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear

Soon to fill our lungs the hot winds of death
The gods are laughing, so take your last breath

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear

Fight fire with fire

Ride the Lightning

length: 6:38
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Flemming Rasmussen and Mark Whitaker
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
lead vocals: James Hetfield
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
composer: Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield
Guilty as charged
But damn it, it ain't right
There is someone else controlling me

Death in the air
Strapped in the electric chair
This can't be happening to me

Who made you God to say
"I'll take your life from you!"

Flash before my eyes
Now it's time to die
Burning in my brain
I can feel the flames

Wait for the sign
To flick the switch of death
It's the beginning of the end

Sweat, chilling cold
As I watch death unfold
Consciousness my only friend

My fingers grip with fear
What I am doing here?

Flash before my eyes
Now it's time to die
Burning in my brain
I can feel the flames

Someone help me
Oh please God help me
They are trying to take it all away
I don't want to die

Time moving slowly
The minutes seem like hours
The final curtain call I see

How true is this?
Just get it over with
If this is true, just let it be

Wakened by the horrid cream
Freed from the frightening dream

Flash before my eyes
Now it's time to die
Burning in my brain
I can feel the flames

For Whom the Bell Tolls

length: 5:11
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Flemming Rasmussen and Mark Whitaker
lead vocals: James Hetfield
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
composer: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield
Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey
On the fight, for they are right, yes, by who's to say?
For a hill men would kill, why? They do not know
Stiffened wounds test there their pride
Men of five, still alive through the raging glow
Gone insane from the pain that they surely know
For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls
Take a look to the sky just before you die
It is the last time you will
Blackened roar massive roar fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry
Stranger now, are his eyes, to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud
Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see
For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

Fade to Black

length: 6:56
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Mark Whitaker and Flemming Rasmussen
lead vocals: James Hetfield
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield
Life it seems to fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly loss this can't be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me but now, he's gone

No one but me can save myself, but its too late
Now I can't think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye
Goodbye

Trapped Under Ice

length: 4:05
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Mark Whitaker and Flemming Rasmussen
lead vocals: James Hetfield
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
lyricist: James Hetfield
I don't know how to live trough this hell
Woken up, I'm still locked in this shell
Frozen soul, frozen down to the core
Break the ice, I can't take anymore

Freezing
Can't move at all
Screaming
Can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out
I'm trapped under the ice

Crystallised, as I lay here and rest
Eyes of glass stare directly at death
From deep sleep I have broken away
No one knows, no one hears what I say

Freezing
Can't move at all
Screaming
Can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out
I'm trapped under the ice

Scream from my soul
Fate, mystified
Hell, forever more

No release from my cryonic state
What is this? I've been stricken by fate
Wrapped up tight, cannot move, can't break free
Hand of doom has a tight grip on me

Freezing
Can't move at all
Screaming
Can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out
I'm trapped under the ice

Escape

length: 4:25
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Flemming Rasmussen and Mark Whitaker
lead vocals: James Hetfield
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
lyricist: James Hetfield
Fell no pain, but my life ain't easy
I know I'm my best friend
No one cares, but I'm so much stronger
I'll fight until the end
To escape from the true false world
Undamaged destiny
Can't get caught in the endless circle
Ring of stupidity

Out on my own, out to be free
One with my mind, they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life is for my own to live my own way

Rape my mind and destroy my feelings
Don't tell me what to do
I don't care now, 'cause I'm on my side
And I can see through you
Feed my brain with your so called standards
Who says that I ain't right
Break away from your common fashion
See through your blurry sight

Out on my own, out to be free
One with my mind, they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life is for my own to live my own way

See they try to bring the hammer down
No damn chains can hold me to the ground
Life is for my own to live my own way

Creeping Death

length: 6:37
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Mark Whitaker and Flemming Rasmussen
phonographic copyright (℗) by: Metallica
lead vocals: James Hetfield
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
composer: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett
Slaves
Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh
Heed
To his every word, live in fear
Faith
Of the unknown one, the deliverer
Wait
Something must be done, four hundred years
So let it be written
So let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Now
Let my people go, land of goshen
Go
I will be with thee, bush of fire
Blood
Running red and strong, down the nile
Plague
Darkness three days long, hail to fire

So let it be written
So let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man
Die by my hand
I creep across the land
Killing first born man

I
Rule the midnite air the destroyer
Born
I shall soon be there, deadly mass
I
Creep the steps and floor final darkness
Blood
Lambs blood painted door, I shall pass

So let it be written
So let it be done
I'm sent here by the chosen one
So let it be written
So let it be done
To kill the first born pharaoh son
I'm creeping death

The Call of Ktulu

length: 8:55
producer: Metallica
engineer: Flemming Rasmussen
assistant producer: Flemming Rasmussen and Mark Whitaker
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
electric bass guitar: Cliff Burton
electric guitar: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett
composer: Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
Instrumental