Dirty Window
Metallica Lyrics


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I see my reflection in the window
It looks different, so different than what you see
Projecting judgment on the world
This house is clean baby
This house is clean

Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
Look out my window and see it's gone wrong
Court is in session and I slam my gavel down

I'm judge and I'm jury and I'm executioner too

Projector
Protector
Rejector
Infector
Projector
Rejector
Infector
Injector
Defector
Rejector

I see my reflection in the window
This window clean inside, dirty on the out
I'm looking different than me
This house is clean baby
This house is clean

Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
I look my window and see it's gone wrong
My court is in session and now I slam my gavel down

Projector
Protector
Rejector
Infector
Projector
Rejector
Infector
Injector
Defector
Rejector

I drink from the cup of denial
I'm judging the world from my throne




I drink from the cup of denial
I'm judging the world from my throne

Overall Meaning

"Dirty Window" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica that was released as the fifth single from their album "St. Anger" in 2003. The song talks about self-doubt, self-reflection, and self-exploration. The lyrics describe the conflict between inner self and outer judgment, depicting the feeling of disconnect and the loss of a certain identity. The window serves as a metaphor for the barrier between the two aspects of the self. The first verse, "I see my reflection in the window/ It looks different, so different than what you see," is a statement of how the singer perceives himself. He is struggling to reconcile his true identity with the expectations he feels others have of him.


The chorus, "Am I who I think I am?/ Am I who I think I am?/ Am I who I think I am?/ Look out my window and see it's gone wrong/ Court is in session and I slam my gavel down," showcases the singer's frustration regarding the perception he has of himself and the world. He feels like he is his own judge and jury, and he is ultimately the one who is responsible for his actions. The repetition of the word "projector" in the later parts of the song highlights the idea that the singer is projecting his feelings onto others, possibly to deflect his own guilt.


Overall, "Dirty Window" is a song that deals with the idea of self-discovery and the struggle to find one's identity in the face of social pressures and expectations.


Line by Line Meaning

I see my reflection in the window
I look at myself in the window glass


It looks different, so different than what you see
My appearance to others is not the same as it is to me


Projecting judgment on the world
Being critical of others' behavior


This house is clean baby
My life is good and without fault


This house is clean
I am in control of my life


Am I who I think I am?
Questioning my identity


Look out my window and see it's gone wrong
Observing the state of the world is not what I expected


Court is in session and I slam my gavel down
Metaphor for being the judge of the world


I'm judge and I'm jury and I'm executioner too
In control and taking charge of deciding the fate of others


Projector
Blaming others


Protector
Self-defensive


Rejector
Disapproving of others


Infector
Negatively influencing others


Injector
Positively influencing others


Defector
Abandoning others


I drink from the cup of denial
Ignoring reality and denying my faults


I'm judging the world from my throne
Controlling the world and deciding the worth of others




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JAMES ALAN HETFIELD, LARS ULRICH, KIRK L. HAMMETT, BOB ROCK

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