Enter Sandman Lyrics by Metallica


Metallica Lyrics

Enter Sandman Lyrics
(Hetfield / Ulrich / Hammett)

Say your prayers, little one
Don't forget, my son,
To include everyone

Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
Till the sandman he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit: light
Enter: night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land

Something's wrong, shut the light
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren't of Snow White

Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon's fire
And of things that will bite

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit: light
Enter: night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land

Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Pray the Lord my soul to take

Hush little baby, don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It's just the beasts under your bed
In your closet, in your head

Exit: light
Enter: night
Grain of sand

Exit: light
Enter: night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land
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Enter Sandman Info:

• The music video won a 1992 MTV Video Music Award for Best Hard Rock Video.

• According to Hetfield (VH1) the song title was 'catchy and kind of commercial' so to contradict this song is about destroying the perfect family; a huge horrible secret in a family' that included references to crib death.

• Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, & Lars Ulrich share writing credits on the song. Bob Rock, James Hetfield, & Lars Ulrich produced the track for the album 'Metallica'

• The single was released in 1991 and peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at #5 on the UK Singles chart and #10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

• The music video was directed by Wayne Isham and was filmed on July 3, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.




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