"Better Than You" as written by and Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield....
I look at you, then you, me
Hungry and thirsty are we
Holding the lion’s share, holding the key
Holding me back ‘cause I’m striving to be

Better than you
Better than you

Lock horns, I push and I strive
Somehow I feel more alive
Bury the need for it, bury the seed
Bury me deep when there’s no will to be

Better than you
Better than you

Can’t stop this train from rolling
Nothing brings me down
No, can’t stop this train from rolling on and on, on
Forever on and on

Can’t stop this train from rolling
You can’t take it down
No, never stop this locomotion, on and on and on
No, you can’t bring me down ‘cause I’m

Better than you
Better than you


Lyrics submitted by fennsk, edited by Ashram

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    General CommentA persons struggle to be better than someone else and not resting until they are.
    King Nothingon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyep
    frostedflakes098on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy band played this song my senior year at a football game against our rival school. It was totally unplanned (The Principle thought we were gonna play something slow and soft), and we got into huge trouble, but it was worth it to see the crowd go wild and the other team get really really pissed off.
    EvilLawyeron June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthaha lawyer
    that musta been sweet :)

    would definately make a kickass football song!

    the meaning was pretty much nailed by king nothing
    ViciousMachineon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a comparison of someone to somebody.
    Glennoxon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHuman nature at its finest. Hell, nature's nature at its finest. Survival of the fittest (bury me deep when there's no will to be better than you). Animals, humans included, are competitive. Insect hives maintain only one matriarch, maintaining control. Even young animals like puppies wrestle to establish an order to things.

    Is there anyway to get that performance on tape, EvilLawyer?
    traviswrdunbaron February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is all about how James Hetfield is better than you!
    inspectedinspectoron July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd what reason have you to suspect "EvilLawyer" of lying, "Cleveland Steamer"? The story seems perfectly believable. Anyways, yeah, the song seems to be describing the human nature to survive over others. Interesting to note, this song won a Grammy award for best metal performance...
    silversun_raptureon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbetter than you
    better than you
    better than you
    better than you
    better than you
    better than you
    BETTER THAN YOU
    BEETTTEEERRRR TTHHAANN YYOOOUUU!!!!!!
    shanimal_caton February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song actually won an American Music Award in 1998.
    samwaltonon July 12, 2007   Link

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