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Am I Evil
Diamond Head Lyrics


My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch
For the tears I cried
Take her down now
Don't wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes

Watched my mother die
I lost my head
Revenge now I sought
To break with my bread
Takin' no chance
You come with me
I'll split you to the bone
Help set you free

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am
Oh oh

On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around
I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you
Smell so sweet

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am

My soul is longing before, await my heir
Sent to avenge my mother, sleep myself
My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
Sweet and timely whore, take me home

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am

I'm with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, your spirits dance
Like a double dozen before you, no romance

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
Yes I am

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRIAN ANDREW TATLER, SEAN LYNDON HARRIS

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Fox

Lyrics:
My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little b***h
For the tears I cried
Take her down now
Don't wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes
Watched my mother die
I lost my head
Revenge now I sought
To break with my bread
Takin' no chance
You come with me
I'll split you to the bone
Help set you free
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am
Oh oh
On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around
I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you
Smell so sweet
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am
My soul is longing before, await my heir
Sent to avenge my mother, sleep myself
My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
Sweet and timely whore, take me home
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am
I'm with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, your spirits dance
Like a double dozen before you, no romance
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
Yes I am



Huckleberry Sinn

@Jurassic Reptile So this comment, and a couple above it, just made me listen to the song about half a dozen times. You aren't wrong, but you're also wrong. :D That part of the song (Verse?), has several changes the second time it comes around.

"On with the action now,
I'll strip your pride,
I'll spread your blood around,
I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel,
Wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you
Smell so sweet"

" I'm with the action now,
I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around,
I'll see you writhe
Your face is scarred with steel,
Your spirits dance
Like a double dozen before you,
No romance "

As for the other, it really is just face and face. I listened to that part a dozen times, because "fate" would sound so much better, but no. There's no hard consonant sound in it.

Thanks for getting me to sincerely reevaluate one of my all time favorite songs!



Sierra St Pierre

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch
For the tears I cried
Take her down now
Don't wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes
Watched my mother die
I lost my head
Revenge now I sought
To break with my bread
Takin' no chance
You come with me
I'll split you to the bone
Help set you free
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am
Oh oh
On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around
I'll see you ride
Your face…


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m & m

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch for the tears I cried
Take her down now, don't want to see her face
Blistered and burned, can't hide my disgrace
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil? Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am
As I watched my mother die, I lost my head
Revenge now I sought to break with my bread
Taking no chances, you come with me
I'll split you to the bone, help set you free
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil? Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am
On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you, smells so sweet
Am I evil? Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
My soul is longing before, await my hell
Sent to avenge my mother, sleep myself
My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
Sweet and timely whore, take me home
Am I evil? Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am
On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, your spirits dance
Like a double dozen before you, no romance
Am I evil? Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
Am I evil? Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am



Juana M

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch
For the tears I cried
Take her down now
Don't wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes

Watched my mother die
I lost my head
Revenge now I sought
To break with my bread
Takin' no chance
You come with me
I'll split you to the bone
Help set you free

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am
Oh oh

On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around
I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
Like a double dozen before you
Smell so sweet

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am

My soul is longing before, await my heir
Sent to avenge my mother, sleep myself
My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
Sweet and timely whore, take me home

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man, yes I am

I'm with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
Your face is scarred with steel, your spirits dance
Like a double dozen before you, no romance

Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil? I am man
Yes I am



Paszczurnia

My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
Thankless little bitch
For the tears I cried
Take her down now
Don't wanna see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes
Watched my mother die
I lost my head
Revenge now I sought
To break with my bread
Takin' no chance
You come with me
I'll split you to the bone
Help set you free
Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
Got to see them, make them pay the price
See their bodies out on the ice
Take my time
Am I evil?
Yes I am
Am I evil, I am man, yes I am
Oh oh
On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
I'll spread your blood around
I'll see you ride
Your face is…



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Who dis?

One of the most criminally underrated metal bands in music history.

Olga Toledo

I just found this band now and it's really nice! I don't know about the underated thing but found them in a 50 best metal bands of all time, so I think that's mean something right...

oliver reyes

They still play and they’re in great shape. Guess they never really did drugs or drink.

Wilder The Wolf

Without Metallica covering this, they would not have the same success, fame, admiration and money, for example.

George Hahn

Right. A band we would've forgot about if not for Metallica

Joseph Johnson

Anyone that knows metal knows DH

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Stoned Meadow Of Doom

Easily the best Diamond Head song and the Metallica version isn't even in the same universe. It's only use is introducing people to the band and hopefully they'll find Lightning To The Nations, an all time Metal classic.

punk 2008

@Guitar_Weeb how is it way better when the song is almost exactly the same note for note. Kinda a stupid statement. You can say it's a better recorded with a more modern and heavier sound but that just makes it better or IMO slightly better but way better? Really? How since it basically is a complete copy of the original and being a complete copy of the original means that Metallica was very satisfied with Diamond Head's original version since Metallica made very minor if any changes from the original version. It isn't like what George Thorogood did from the original version of "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, because that is a completely different version and a much better version and really makes it somewhat an original version of that song with the added story and much more guitar added both with rhythm and lead.

Ryan Xander

@KrypTic Diamond Head have redone this song. Check out their music video released last year. It's heavier so it's closer to Metallica version with current vocalist who does a good job. But have you heard Diamond Head's cover of No Regret? In my opinion they do it better than Metallca. Was at a Diamond Head gig last year and they played No Regret and it was fucking awesome.

Night

I love Metallica but i couldnt agree more..

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