Frantic
Metallica Lyrics


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If I could have my wasted days back
Would I use them to get back on track?
Stop to warm at Karma's burning
Or look ahead, but keep on turning?
Do I have the strength to know how I'll go?
Can I find it inside to deal with what I shouldn't know?
Could I have my wasted days back
Would I use them to get back on track?

You live it or lie it, you live it or lie it
(You live it or lie it, you live it or lie it)
My lifestyle determines my death style
My lifestyle determines my death style

Keep searching, keep on searching
This search goes on, this search goes on
Keep searching, keep on searching
This search goes on, this search goes on
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock

I've worn out always being afraid
An endless stream of fear that I've made
Treading water full of worry
This frantic, tick, tick talk of hurry
Do I have the strength to know how I'll go?
Can I find it inside to deal with what I shouldn't know?
Worn out always being afraid
An endless stream of fear that I've made

You live it or lie it, you live it or lie it
(You live it or lie it, you live it or lie it)
My lifestyle determines my death style
My lifestyle determines my death style

Keep searching, keep on searching
This search goes on, this search goes on
Keep searching, yeah, I keep on searching
This search goes on, on and on
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock

Do I have the strength to know how I'll go?
Can I find it inside to deal with what I shouldn't know?
Do I have the strength to know how I'll go?
Can I find it inside to deal with what I shouldn't know?
Oh, my lifestyle determines my death style (birth is pain)
A rising tide that pushes to the other side (life is pain)
My lifestyle determines my death style (death is pain)
A rising tide that pushes to the other side (it's all the same)

Keep searching, keep on searching
This search goes on, on and on
Keep searching, keep on searching
This search goes on, on and on
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock




Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock
Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tock

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Frantic" by Metallica deal with themes of regret, self-doubt, and living with the consequences of one's actions. The singer questions whether or not he has the strength to face the reality of his past mistakes and failures, wondering if he would use his wasted days to "get back on track" or continue living in a state of constant fear and anxiety. He also acknowledges that his current lifestyle will ultimately determine the outcome of his life, hence the line "My lifestyle determines my deathstyle."


The repeated phrase "Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock" represents the sense of urgency and pressure that the singer feels, as if time is running out and he must make a decision about how to live his life before it's too late. The last stanza hints at the inevitability of death and the idea that all pain and suffering is ultimately equal and meaningless.


Overall, the song seems to be a meditation on the struggle to find meaning and purpose in life, and the difficulty of facing one's regrets and shortcomings head-on.


Line by Line Meaning

If I could have my wasted days back
If it were possible, would I use my wasted days on something more worthwhile?


Would I use them to get back on track?
Could I use those days to get my life back on the right path?


Stop to warm at karmas burning
Should I pause to reflect on my past mistakes and use them as lessons for my future?


Or look ahead, but keep on turning?
Should I avoid dwelling on the past and focus solely on moving forward?


Do I have the strength
Do I possess the capability


To know how I'll go?
To know what the future holds?


Can I find it inside
Am I able to search within


To deal with what I shouldn't know?
To face the harsh reality of things?


You live it or lie it!
Do you want to live truly or remain fake?


My lifestyle determines my deathstyle
The choices I make while living determines what my death would be like.


Keep searching, keep on searching
Keep looking, don't stop


This search goes on, this search goes on
The search will continue


Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
The sound of urgency and alarm ticking away at the time


I've worn out always being afraid
I have exhausted myself by constantly living in fear


An endless stream of fear that I've made
A never-ending, self-inflicted source of worry and anxiety


Treading water full of worry
Trying to stay afloat in a sea of concerns and uncertainties


This frantic tick tick talk of hurry
The fast-paced anxiousness that accompanies the ticking of the clock


My lifestyle (Birth is pain)
As much as birth is painful, it is a start to a 'lifestyle'


Determines by deathstyle (Life is pain)
This lifestyle would determine how one's life/death would be


A rising tide (Death is pain)
Just like birth, death is painful, but an unavoidable part of life


That pushes to the other side (It's all the same)
It's all about accepting the inevitability of life and not fearing the unknown.




Lyrics 穢 Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: James Alan Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk L. Hammett, Robert Jens Rock

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@mrabs1337

James Hetfield - Vocals, guitar
Kirk Hammett - Guitar
Lars Ulrich - Pots and pans

@anybrzla3149

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@lilltegis7069

Really St. Anger drums isn't worst. You've haven't even heard the whole album. You've just heard St. Anger n' Frantic.

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@ErnestoKintana

@@LeftOpenDrums WTH RIGHT CLOSED DRUMS

@joejackson9986

Funniest comment ever. Lol

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This is the best slipknot song since chop suey

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Blind was also cool

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System of a down stel this album

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