Oh, poor twisted me
Oh, poor twisted me
I feast on sympathy
I chew on suffer
I chew on agony

Swallow whole the pain
Oh, it’s too good to be
That all this misery
Is just for, oh, poor twisted me
Poor twisted me

Poor mistreated me
Poor mistreated me
I drown without a sea
Lungs fill with sorrow
Lungs fill with misery

Inhaling the deep, dark blue
Oh, woe is me
Such a burden to be
The poor mistreated me

To finally reach the shore, survive the storm
Now you’re bare and cold, the sea was warm
So warm, you bathe your soul again

Baby, again and again and again

You finally reached the shore, survived the storm
Now you’re bare and cold, the sea was warm
So warm, you bathe your soul again

Good to feel my friend
Oh, woe is me
Such a burden to be
Oh, poor twisted me
Yo, poor twisted me


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a man who is in srrow and complains about himself, but likes the attention the people are giving him dut to his pain.
    Satans Angel 666on April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, pleased to be the first metallica fan to write in my opinion. This is a great song. I didn't like it at first - i thought it was kinda blatant. Then I realized the meaning and it kinda applies to a lot of people. It is about a person that feels sorrow for himself and he feeds on the sorrow of others. Basically, this individual is digging themself into a deeper whole to eat the sorrow.
    bassman2kon September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn, i like this song
    wildyon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting opinions. i think this song describes people who deliberately do things to put themselves in a shit position and then use the situation to pity themselves and gain sympathy from others. my cousin has done that, but he gained no sympathy from me, he only lost my respect for him.
    btw, the lyrics aren't right. here are the lyrics from metallica.com

    Oh, poor twisted me
    Oh, poor twisted me
    I feast on sympathy
    I chew on suffer
    I chew on agony

    Swallow whole the pain
    Oh, it's too good to be
    That all this misery
    Is just for, oh, poor twisted me
    Poor twisted me

    Poor mistreated me
    Poor mistreated me
    I drown without a sea
    Lungs fill with sorrow
    Lungs fill with misery

    Inhaling the deep, dark blue
    Oh, woe is me
    Such a burden to be
    The poor mistreated me

    To finally reach the shore, survive the storm
    Now you're bare and cold, the sea was warm
    So warm, you bathe your soul again

    Baby, again and again and again

    You finally reached the shore, survived the storm
    Now you're bare and cold, the sea was warm
    So warm, you bathe your soul again

    Good to feel my friend
    Oh, woe is me
    Such a burden to be
    Oh, poor twisted me
    Yo, poor twisted me
    venu_rm1286on November 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this bit;

    'You finally reached the shore, survived the storm
    Now you're bare and cold, the sea was warm
    So warm, you bathe your soul again'

    refering back to the drowning without a sea bit?
    fade-to-tornon June 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about Self-Pitying individuals, such as emo kids.

    "Oh woe is me
    Such a burden to be
    Oh poor twisted me"
    TheMetalMassacreon January 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Metalica songs. I think it's about when a person lives a life of depression, they can't feel any other emotions, happiness, love, ect. So when they finally get through the depression, they feel nothing, and it's feels better to feel depressed than feel nothing at all.
    johnnyespionageon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI spelled Metallica wrong.
    johnnyespionageon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about people that have been raped or through some sort of trama and just milk it for all its worth and use it as their excuse for everything and why they act the way they do.
    wutyanoboutdaton April 09, 2008   Link

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