Some Kind of Monster
Metallica Lyrics


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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 I'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 that pure
This is the voice of silence no more

We the people
Are we the people?
We the people
Are we the people?

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

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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?
We the people
Are we the people?

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
Ominous, I'm in us
Ominous, I'm in us
Ominous, I'm in us

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
Ominous, I'm in us
Ominous, I'm in us
Ominous, I'm in us

Are we the people?

Some kind of monster
Some kind of monster




Some kind of monster
This monster lives

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Metallica's "Some Kind Of Monster" paint a picture of aggression, power, and self-doubt. The song seems to speak to the human tendency to succumb to destructive impulses, to lash out at others when we feel powerless or unheard, and to struggle against the darker parts of ourselves that threaten to overtake us.


The opening lines of the song describe body parts that seem to be turned against the singer: eyes that don't see him, hands that drop trust, boots that kick him around. The repetition of the phrase "this is" serves to emphasize the physicality of the violence being described. But the violence is not just physical - the tongue, ears, and voice also contribute to the aggression being enacted against the singer.


As the song progresses, the lyrics move from describing the physical violence being inflicted to describing the internal pain and fear that the singer feels. The "claws that scratch these wounds" and the "looks that chill to the bone" point to a psychological, even existential, pain that cannot be solved by physical confrontation. And the final lines, which repeat the phrase "some kind of monster," suggest the haunting nature of the self-doubt and destructive tendencies that are being explored in the song.


In short, "Some Kind Of Monster" is a potent exploration of the darker aspects of the human psyche, and of the struggle to control our own impulses in the face of fear and uncertainty.


Line by Line Meaning

These are the eyes that can't see me
My inadequacies prevent me from truly seeing and understanding others


These are the hands that drop your trust
My actions have betrayed your trust


These are the boots that kick you around
I use my power and influence to bully and oppress others


This is the tongue that speaks on the inside
I have a tendency to hide my true thoughts and feelings from those around me


These are the ears that ring with hate
I am consumed by negative thoughts and emotions that cloud my judgment


This is the face that I'll never change
Despite my flaws, I refuse to change who I am


This is the fist that grinds you down
I am willing to use violence and aggression to assert my dominance over others


This is the voice of silence no more
I am finally expressing my thoughts and emotions instead of bottling them up


These are the legs in circles run
I am constantly chasing after something, but never reaching a sense of fulfillment


This is the beating you'll never know
The pain and trauma I have experienced is something that you will never fully comprehend


These are the lips that taste no freedom
I feel trapped and restricted by my own insecurities and fears


This is the feel that's not so safe
Although I am surrounded by comfort, I still feel uneasy and uncertain


This is the face you'll never change
Despite my best efforts, the world around me remains the same


This is the god that ain't so pure
The higher power I believe in or worship is not as benevolent as I once thought


This is the god that is that pure
The higher power I believe in or worship is still good and virtuous


This is the voice of silence no more
I am speaking out about my beliefs and challenging the status quo


This is the face that stones you cold
My demeanor and attitude can be cruel and unforgiving


This is the moment that needs to breathe
There are moments where I need to stop and take a step back to evaluate myself and the situation


These are the claws that scratch these wounds
My actions and words can hurt others and deepen their pain


This is the pain that never leaves
The hurt that I have experienced in my life still haunts me to this day


This is the tongue that whips you down
My words have the power to harm and belittle others


This is the burden of every man
All humans carry their own struggles and weaknesses


These are the screams that pierce your skin
The cries of those in pain or anguish can be overwhelming and heart-wrenching


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
A vocalization signifying anger, frustration, or emotion


This is the test of flesh and soul
The battles we face in our physical and spiritual lives that test our strength and character


This is the trap that smells so good
The temptations and vices that seem alluring and appealing, but ultimately cause harm


This is the flood that drains these eyes
The overwhelming emotions that leave us feeling empty and numb


These are the looks that chill to the bone
The glares or stares that are intimidating and make one feel uneasy


These are the fears that swing over head
The anxieties and worries that constantly plague someone's thoughts


These are the weights that hold you down
The burdens and responsibilities that feel impossible to shake off


This is the end that will never end
The feeling of being stuck in a hopeless situation with no resolution


This is the voice of silence no more
I am finally being heard and recognized for my beliefs and feelings


This is the cloud that swallows trust
The mistrust and lack of faith that can overshadow even the strongest relationships


This is the black that uncolors us
The negativity and darkness that taints our lives and experiences


This is the face that you hide from
The truth or reality that people choose to ignore or avoid


This is the mask that comes undone
The façade or persona that one has built and maintained is starting to fall apart and reveal their true self


Ominous
Something that feels threatening or foreboding


I'm in us
The problems and issues that we face are part of a larger societal or communal struggle


Are we the people?
As members of society, we must reflect on our actions and individual responsibility in creating a better world


Some kind of monster
The darker and uglier parts of humanity that we must acknowledge and confront


This monster lives
The challenges we face and the negative characteristics within us will always exist, and must be continuously battled and managed




Lyrics © 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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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@lailaguimaraes4478

These are the eyes that can't see me
These are the hand that drop your trust
These are the boots that kick you around
This is the tongue that speaks on the inside
These are the ear 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'll never change
This is the god that ain't so pure
This is the got that is not pure
This is the voice of silence no more

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 clawns tha scrath these wounds
This is the pain that never leaves
This is the tonge that whips you down
This is the burden of every mand
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 this eyes
These are the looks that chill to the bone
These are the fear that swing over head
This 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
Some Kind of Monster
Some Kind of Monster
This monster lives!

We the people
Are we the people?

Some Kind of Monster
Some Kind of Monster
Some Kind of Monster
Some Kind of Monster
This monster lives!

Ominous
I'm in us



All comments from YouTube:

@DonPetrushka

One of the most groovy riffs of Metallica

@alvingomes9476

yes

@Adam-fl9uc

Funny thing is it was bob rock that believed in that riff. James was clueless when bob directed him😂

@bcbitchkkv

Especially the verse riff!
If only they cut out the “yeah” part and had some lead guitar, then it’d be a very good mid-tempo banger.

@DonPetrushka

@@Adam-fl9uc Bob Rock was a brilliant for Metallica. It's him who made them next level. The first album after he's gone, sounded as shitty as it gets

@Therealscourgefn

If only it wasn’t for that snare

@mrThorleifsen

Let me be honest, this song is catchy.

@ALBERT5102

+Toornap Tarraa I think it's cool. Actually the most I like from the album

@mrmicksicksux

+Albert Anvil thats probably because its the only good song from this album

@ALBERT5102

M-Diesel XD I disagree,  because also I like Shoot me again or Frantic, even St. Anger itself, but respect your opinion (Y)

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