Until It Sleeps
Metallica Lyrics


Where do I take this pain of mine
I run, but it stays right my side

So tear me open, pour me out
There's things inside that scream and shout
And the pain still hates me
So hold me, until it sleeps

Just like the curse, just like the stray
You feed it once, and now it stays

So tear me open, but beware
There's things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, until I'm clean

It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me

Until it sleeps

So tell me why you've chosen me
Don't want your grip, don't want your greed

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps

It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me

Until it sleeps

I don't want it

So tear me open, but beware
The things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, 'till I'm clean

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No longer will you hurt anyone
And the fear still shapes me
So hold me, until it sleeps

Until it sleeps

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JAMES ALAN HETFIELD, LARS ULRICH

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Lyrics:

Where do I take this pain of mine
I run, but it stays right my side

So tear me open, pour me out
There's things inside that scream and shout
And the pain still hates me
So hold me, until it sleeps

Just like the curse, just like the stray
You feed it once, and now it stays

So tear me open, but beware
There's things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, until I'm clean

It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me

Until it sleeps

So tell me why you've chosen me
Don't want your grip, don't want your greed

I'll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps

It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me

Until it sleeps

I don't want it

So tear me open, but beware
The things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, 'till I'm clean
I'll tear me open, make you gone
No longer will you hurt anyone
And the fear still shapes me
So hold me, until it sleeps

Until it sleeps



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Angry Katie

I remember sneaking out of bed as a kid to watch MTV, hoping to hear this song before I got grounded. Worth it.

Jarmar Newell

Every actions have consequence. But defy your authorities worth getting grounded. Cause we’re all imperfect.

Anthony Soley

Hello. To be honest Metallica's Until it sleeps after 26 years is still one of those hard rock songs that never went away until Load became their second #1 album about a month later.

AaronAnytime

You're massively wrong. This song brings on negative emotions. If you think this is positive, you're a psychopath.

Dr. Loomis

OK Boomer

Joseph A.H.

Same here, used to watch MTV just wishing to watch this song, but never got my ass kicked because of it 😀

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Mcvay Castaway

This piece resonates big time.
Anger. Hatred. Demons. Self destruction.
This song is a very indepth psychological statement of truth.

Apostolos Katsioulas

Many Metallica songs remind me of my past battles, I've suffered from dysthymic depression from 18 to 29.

supererik man

Very powerful song about James' mother's battle with cancer and her refusal to take the treatment due to her fundamentalist beliefs. You can hear James' sadness and frustration combined in this song. The video shows his blame of religion for his mother's death

Daniel Risteski

But, yeah. Just googled it now. It's about his mom's cancer and the aftermath.

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