Until It Sleeps Lyrics by Metallica


Metallica Lyrics

Until It Sleeps Lyrics
(Hetfield / Ulrich)

Where do I take this pain of mine?
I run, but it stays right by 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
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
Don't want it

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, holds you,
holds you until it sleeps

I don't want it

So tear me open but beware
There's 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 hate still shapes me
So hold me until it sleeps
Until it sleeps
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Until It Sleeps Info:

• The original demo version of the song was titled 'F.O.B.D', because it reminded the band of the Soundgarden song 'Fell on Black Days'.

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

• The single was released on May 21st, 1996 and peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

• The music video was directed by Samuel Bayer and was inspired from various paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. The video won a 1996 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video.




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