Sound is ripping through your ears
The deafening sound of metal nears
Your bodies waiting for his whips
The taste of leather on your lips

Hear the cry of war
Louder than before
With his sword in hand
To control the land
Crushing metal strikes
On this frightening night
Fall onto your knees
For the Phantom Lord

Victims falling under chains
You hear them crying, dying pains
The fists of terrors breaking through
Now there's nothing you can do

Hear the cry of war
Louder than before
With his sword in hand
To control the land
Crushing metal strikes
On this frightening night
Fall onto your knees
For the Phantom Lord

The leather armies have prevailed
The Phantom Lord has never failed
Smoke is lifting from the ground
The rising volume metal sound

Hear the cry of war
Louder than before
With his sword in hand
To control the land
Crushing metal strikes
On this frightening night
Fall onto your knees
For the Phantom Lord

Fall to your knees
And bow to the Phantom Lord!


Lyrics submitted by fennsk, edited by RyanWolfeh

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    General CommentThis is about a mythical heavy-metal creature who crushes all in his path with the help of his followers (metal fans).
    CJFon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentclassic old skool Metallica.Classic old skool metal.
    Razormasticatoron April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyaaaay phantom lord! one of metallica's best songs, in my opinion!
    classicrockgirlon June 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcjf pretty much nailed it

    but on a sidenote, one of james' band before metallica was called phantom lord
    ViciousMachineon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, his band was phantom lord before, but do you know if he wrote this song when he was in phantom lord or when he was in metallica? Im not sure about that but I think I heard from Ron that James wrote at least some of it when he was in Phantom Lord the band.
    Eldon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPhantom lord is one of the best metallica songs. As previously stated by the Judicious CJF, ita a about a monster symbolizing heavy metal
    PlanetarumVagatioon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment=D pretty song
    =D i love it
    && i agree with the phantom lord being metal =D
    r0ck_r0xon April 07, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionI didn't like this song at first... then it just went psycho in the middle. Wow.
    AngryCitizenon August 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEarly signs of VIC-RATTLE-HEAD

    METAL UP YOUR ASS !
    yootesa1515on March 29, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song (in my oponion) talk about the power of Heavy M
    DefRammTallicaon April 19, 2014   Link

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