"Frantic" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
If I could have my wasted days back
Would I use them to get back on track?
Stop to warm at karmas burning
Or look ahead, but keep on turning?

Do I have the strength
To know how I'll go?
Can I find it inside
To deal with what I shouldn't know?

Could I have my wasted days back
Would I use them to get back on track?

You live it or lie it!

My lifestyle determines my deathstyle

Keep searching, keep on searching
This search goes on, this search goes on

Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock

I've worn out always being afraid
An endless stream of fear that I've made
Treading water full of worry
This frantic tick tick talk of hurry

Do I have the strength
To know how I'll go?
Can I find it inside
To deal with what I shouldn't know

Worn out always being afraid
An endless stream of fear that I've made

You live it or lie it!

Keep searching, keep on searching
This search goes on, this search goes on

My lifestyle determines my deathstyle

Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock

My lifestyle (Birth is pain)
Determines by deathstyle (Life is pain)
A rising tide (Death is pain)
That pushes to the other side (It's all the same)


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Frantic" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song annoyed me at first, but boy does it grow on you. I couldn't get it out of my head and I really like it.
    KoRnfreak_15on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbasically just looking back on what you could have changed....mainly bad times "could i have my wasted days back?"...can i fix what's wrong?
    seansports811on June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great...however...the lyrics above are incorrect. Here's how it really goes.

    If I could have my wasted days back
    Would I use them to get back on track?
    Stop to warm at karmas burning
    Or look ahead, but keep on turning?

    Do I have the strength
    To know how I'll go?
    Can I find it inside
    To deal with what I shouldn't know?

    Could I have my wasted days back
    Would I use them to get back on track?

    You live it or lie it!

    My lifestyle determines my deathstyle

    Keep searching, keep on searching
    This search goes on, this search goes on

    Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
    Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock

    I've worn out always being afraid
    An endless stream of fear that I've made
    Treading water full of worry
    This frantic tick tick talk of hurry

    Do I have the strength
    To know how I'll go?
    Can I find it inside
    To deal with what I shouldn't know

    Worn out always being afraid
    An endless stream of fear that I've made

    You live it or lie it!

    Keep searching, keep on searching
    This search goes on, this search goes on

    My lifestyle determines my deathstyle

    Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock
    Frantic tick tick tick tick tick tick tock

    My lifestyle (Birth is pain)
    Determines by deathstyle (Life is pain)
    A rising tide (Death is pain)
    That pushes to the other side (It's all the same)
    MaYHeM4EvAon June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor one the lyrics above are wrong...in the actual song it is talking about the ysteries of deat and wondering how you will die "Do i have the strength to know how I'll go Can I find it inside to deal with what I shouldent know" The person in the song in obsesed w/ finding out how he will die"Keep searching, Keep on Searching...This search goes on...This search goes on"

    That is my imput
    Lance-o Aka: Metallica Freako
    tallicasr05on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvbn
    tallicasr05on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor one the lyrics above are wrong...in the actual song it is talking about the mysteries of death and wondering how you will die "Do i have the strength to know how I'll go Can I find it inside to deal with what I shouldent know" The person in the song in obsesed w/ finding out how he will die"Keep searching, Keep on Searching...This search goes on...This search goes on"

    That is my imput
    Lance-o Aka: Metallica Freako

    Sorry fixed my spelling errors
    tallicasr05on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics pretty much speak for themselves. In the part "Do I have the strength, or do I let go? "
    I think he is contemplating either carrying on treading through the supposed waters of worry or caving into death. The fast and furious riffs emphasize the frenetic nature of the song. It was interesting to watch the guys rehearsing on the bonus DVD... Robert Trujillo has definitely added his unique edge to the band. It's good to see the guys gettin back to their faster, harder shit, yet at the same time i hope they don't solely concentrate on it, as i think Metallica are responsible for some of the greatest rock ballads in the history of music, and i'd hate to see that dead and gone...
    KILL!!!
    GodOfWaron June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti see a lot of people say that rob's bass playing is influencial to the band when in actuallity, he didn't even record the bass part on the album. he did on the dvd but the bass you hear on the cd is bob rocks. rob wasnt even a part of the band yet when this was recorded. even then hes not really adding much different than bob did.
    whiteout2on June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is great. Also, the song is about wanting to know when you will die, and if you did know what day or exact date you would die, would you regret wasting time or actions you've taken in the past, or would you make the most of it.
    BigKurtCon June 15, 2003   Link

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