Some Kind of Monster Album

Artist(s): Metallica

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Metallica Some Kind of Monster Cover Art

Tracklist

Some Kind of Monster

length: 8:25
producer: Metallica and Bob Rock
engineer: Mike Gillies
assistant mixer: Mike Gillies and Eric Helmkamp
assistant recording engineer: Mike Gillies and Eric Helmkamp
bass: Bob Rock
drums (drum set): Lars Ulrich
guitar: Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield
lead vocals: James Hetfield
mixer: Bob Rock
recording engineer: Bob Rock
writer: Bob Rock, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich

These are the eyes that can't see me
These are the hands that drop your trust
These are the boots that kick you around
This is the tongue that speaks on the inside
These are the ears that ring with hate
This is the face that'll never change
This is the fist that grinds you down
This is the voice of silence no more

These are the legs in circles run
This is the beating you'll never know
These are the lips that taste no freedom
This is the feel that's not so safe
This is the face you'll never change
This is the God that ain't so pure
This is the God that is not pure
This is the voice of silence no more

We the people
Are we the people? (x2)

Some kind of monster...
Some kind of monster...
Some kind of monster...
This monster lives

This is the face that stones you cold
This is the moment that needs to breathe
These are the claws that scratch these wounds
This is the pain that never leaves
This is the tongue that whips you down
This is the burden of every man
These are the screams that pierce your skin
This is the voice of silence no more

This is the test of flesh and soul
This is the trap that smells so good
This is the flood that drains these eyes
These are the looks that chill to the bone
These are the fears that swing over head
These are the weights that hold you down
This is the end that will never end
This is the voice of silence no more

We the people
Are we the people? (x2)

Some kind of monster...
Some kind of monster...
Some kind of monster...
This monster lives

This is the cloud that swallows trust
This is the black that uncolors us
This is the face that you hide from
This is the mask that comes undone

Ominous
I'm in us (x4)

This is the cloud that swallows trust
This is the black that uncolors us
This is the face that you hide from
This is the mask that comes undone

Ominous
I'm in us (x4)

Are we the people?

Some kind of monster...
Some kind of monster...
Some kind of monster ..
The monster lives

The Four Horsemen (live)

length: 5:22
mixer: Mike Gillies
recording engineer: Mike Gillies
writer: Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
By the last breath of the four winds blow
Better raise your ears
The sound of hooves knocks at your door
Lock up your wife and children now
It's time to wield the blade
For now you have got some company

The Horsemen are drawing nearer
On leather steeds they ride
They come to take your life
On through the dead of night
With the four Horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die

You have been dying since the day
You were born
You know it has all been planned
The quartet of deliverance rides
A sinner once a sinner twice
No need for confession now
Cause now you've got the fight of your life

The Horsemen are drawing nearer
On leather steeds they ride
They come to take your life
On through the dead of night
With the four Horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die

TIME
Has taken its toll on you
The lines that crack your face
FAMINE
Your body it has torn through
Withered in every place
PESTILENCE
For what you have had to endure
What you have put others through
DEATH
Deliverance for you for sure
Now there's nothing you can do

So gather round young warriors now
And saddle up your steeds
Killing scores with demon swords
Now is the death of doers of wrong
Swing the judgment hammer down
Safely inside armor blood guts and sweat

The Horsemen are drawing nearer
On leather steeds they ride
They come to take your life
On through the dead of night
With the four Horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die

Damage, Inc. (live)

mixer: Mike Gillies
recording engineer: Mike Gillies
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
b_____, but never cry submission
Following our instinct not a trend
go against the grain until the end

Blood will follow blood
Dying time is here
Damage Incorporated

Slamming through, don't f___ 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

Blood will follow blood
Dying time is here
Damage Incorporated

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

GO!

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
f___ it all and f___ing no regrets
Never happy endings on these dark sets
All's fair for Damage Inc. you see
step a little closer if you please

Blood will follow blood
Dying time is here
Damage Incorporated

Leper Messiah (live)

length: 5:57
mixer: Mike Gillies
recording engineer: Mike Gillies
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 l___, 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 l___, 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

Bow to Leper Messiah
Witchery, weakening
Sees the sheep are gathering
set the trap, hypnotize
now you follow

Time for l___, 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

Lie.

Motorbreath (live)

length: 3:21
mixer: Mike Gillies
recording engineer: Mike Gillies
composer: James Hetfield
lyricist: James Hetfield
Living and dying laughing and crying
Once you have seen it you
will never be the same
Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
Hard and it's heavy dirty and mean

Motorbreath
Its how I live my life
I can't take it any other way
Motorbreath
The sign of living fast
It is going to take your breath away

Don't stop for nothing it's
full speed or nothing
I'm taking down you know whatever's in my way
Getting your kicks as you
are shooting the line
Sending the shivers up and down your spine

Motorbreath
Its how I live my life
I can't take it any other way
Motorbreath
The sign of living fast
It is going to take your breath away

Those people who tell you not to take chances
They are all missing on what life is about
You only live once so take hold of the chance
Don't end up like others the
same song and dance

Motorbreath
Its how I live my life
I can't take it any other way
Motorbreath
The sign of living fast
It is going to take your breath away

Ride the Lightning (live)

length: 6:42
mixer: Mike Gillies
recording engineer: Mike Gillies
composer: Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
lyricist: James Hetfield
Guilty as charged
But d___ it, it ain't right
There's 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 pain

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 am I doing here?

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

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

(SOLO)

Someone help me
Oh please, God help me
They are trying to take it all away
I don`t want to die

Time moving slow
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 a horrid scream
Freed from this frightening dream

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

Hit the Lights (live)

length: 4:15
mixer: Mike Gillies
recording engineer: Mike Gillies
writer: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
No life till leather
We are gonna kick some a__ tonight
We got the metal madness
When our fans start screaming
It's right well alright
When we start to rock
We never want to stop again

Hit the lights
Hit the lights
Hit the lights

You know our fans are insane
We are gonna blow this place away
with volume higher
Than anything today the only way
When we start to rock
We never want to stop again

Hit the lights
Hit the lights
Hit the lights

With all our screaming
We are gonna rip right through your brain
We got the lethal power
It is causing you sweet pain Oh sweet pain
When we start to rock
We never want to stop again

Hit the lights
Hit the lights
Hit the lights

Hit the lights mexico! Thank you very much!

Some Kind of Monster (edit)

length: 4:17
remixer: Bob Rock and Randy Staub
producer: Metallica and Bob Rock
mixer: Bob Rock
recording engineer: Bob Rock
writer: Bob Rock, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
These are the eyes that can't see me
These are the hands that drop your trust
These are the boots that kick you around
This is the tongue that speaks on the inside
These are the ears that ring with hate
This is the face that'll never change
This is the fist that grinds you down
This is the voice of silence no more

These are the legs in circles run
This is the beating you'll never know
These are the lips that taste no freedom
This is the feel that's not so safe
This is the face that you'll never change
This is the god that ain't so pure
This is the god that is not pure
This is the voice of silence no more

Some kind of monster (x3)
This monster lives

This is the face that stones you cold
This is the moment that needs to breathe
These are the claws that scratch these wounds
This is the pain that never leaves
This is the tongue that whips you down
This is the burden of every man
These are the screams that pierce your skin
This is the voice of silence no more

This is the test of flesh and soul
This is the trap that smells so good
This is the flood that drains these eyes
These are the looks that chill to the bone
These are the fears that swing over head
These are the weights that hold you down
This is the end that will never end
This is the voice of silence no more

Some kind of monster (x3)
This monster lives

We the people
Are we the people?

Some kind of monster(x3)
This monster lives