"St. Anger" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
Saint Anger 'round my neck
Saint Anger 'round my neck
He never gets respect
Saint Anger 'round my neck

You flush it out, you flush it out
Saint Anger 'round my neck
You flush it out, you flush it out
He never gets respect
You flush it out, you flush it out
Saint Anger 'round my neck
You flush it out, you flush it out
He never gets respect

Fuck it all and fuckin' regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
I need a voice to let myself
To let myself go free
Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets
I it the lights on these dark sets
I tie a noose to hang myself
Saint Anger 'round my neck

I feel my world shake
Like an earthquake
It's hard to see clear
Is it me? Is it fear?

I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!

Saint Anger 'round my neck
Saint Anger 'round my neck
He never gets respect
Saint Anger 'round my neck

You flush it out, you flush it out
Saint Anger 'round my neck
You flush it out, you flush it out
He never gets respect
You flush it out, you flush it out
Saint Anger 'round my neck
You flush it out, you flush it out
He never gets respect

Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
I need a voice to let myself
To let myself go free
Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
Medallion noose, I hang myself
Saint Anger 'round my neck

I feel my world shake
Like an earthquake
It's hard to see clear
Is it me? Is it fear?

I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!

And I want my anger to be healthy
And I want my anger just for me
And I need my anger not to control
And I want my anger to be me

And I need to set my anger free
And I need to set my anger free
And I need to set my anger free
And I need to set my anger free

Set it free!

Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets
I hit the lights on these dark sets
I need a voice to let myself
To let myself go free
Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets
I it the lights on these dark sets
I tie noose to hang myself
Saint Anger 'round my neck

I feel my world shake
Like an earthquake
It's hard to see clear
Is it me? Is it fear?

I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!
I'm madly in anger with you!


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by Calgure96, Soundtallica

"St Anger" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentI think more or less this song is about your anger being a the thing that kills you. When you are angry at someone or something you are so pissed that you don't give a fuck as to what happens, even if you are destroying that relationship or your life. The anger can go both ways, it can be directed at both someone else or yourself. Your anger is the Noose, and in the moment of anger with pride you wear it because you want everyone to know that you are angry; but you don't realize that you are only going to indulge in self destructive behavior in your anger.
    desicobraon July 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, i agree. Metallica easily outdid my expectations on this one. Easily heavier than anything from the 90's. This song is great. It took time for it to grow on me, but now it is great every time i hear it. First, you have to make the obvious connection that St, Anger is a means of suicide, being a rope "round my neck". The rest of the song focuses on being stuck in the middle of feeling incredibly pissed off with someone/thing and just ending all the bullshit, all together, with this "medallion noose". "fuck it all and no regrets" revolves around my conclusion and shows that this person, regardless of how he got into this state of thought, is satisfied with his past decisions, and now must think about whats ahead. Why in the name of jesus would the band settle with the line "im madly in anger with you". maybe its just me, a diehard metallica fan, or does anyone else agreee with me that this line is just awkward and unusual? oh well. Excellent song either way
    better_than_youon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfinally someone posted this song. it is really good, even if you dont like it at first, it grows on you. i cant wait to hear the rest of the album.
    partypunk101on June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe rest of the alub is worth buying. It's aweome!! You won't regret it! Trust me. I liked this song the minute I heard it. I was waiting for this song to be posted. The whole CD kicks ass
    KoRnfreak_15on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany idea what this is about, it seems pretty unclear to me. i doubt hes just talking about a medallion he has
    Matlockon June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentparty punk...its the 13th and u dont have the album

    c-mon now...dude it is so awsome
    tallicasr05on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbetter_than_you

    The line "I'm madly in anger with you" is just a clever way of saying the complete opposite of "I'm madly in love with you."
    Sounds aquard but its just a better way of saying the overly used cliche of "I hate you".
    On a side note:
    Overall, this cd is OK. Just okay. I think Lars must have produced this cd cuz his drums just drownd out everything. I hate that steal-sounding snare and it just covers everything up.
    I agree the album is heavier than previous album efforts but if metallica is going to have 8 minute songs, they need a classic kirk kick ass solo. Most of the time one cant even tell the guitars apart. i guess i just have to face the fact that metallica will never be as good as they were in their glory days (kill em all, ride the lightning, master of puppets, and justice for all)
    after those, its all down hill but saint anger is a breath of fresh air and a sign that their heaviness is coming back. it just needed better production and more solos for the long songs. with no solos, the whole cd just sounds like one song. nothing really seperates them. plus the lyrics are more shallow than other albums. but hey, theyre almost all 40 and i guess just really have to face the hard fact that they will never be the metallica that i fell in love with.
    whiteout2on June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with you about the age factor Whiteout2. They have changed with age, but thats not necessarily a bad thing. This album is more than just ok. Its not a masterpiece or anything, but its awesome, the most unique album they have done. They may not be like they were in the golden days, but they have incorperated the heavyness of old. In my opinion, this song, "St. Anger", was the weakest one on the whole album.

    This song is about anger, and how it is viewed negetively when its realeased, when in fact, anger is a good thing to "set free" and get off of your chest when you vent it the right way.

    Another thing, the lyrics in a few places are wrong.
    BigKurtCon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, Metallica rocks my socks!
    I think this track is directed towards Jaymz alcohol addiction, in a sense. If you read the lyrics, St. Anger being the 'bottle', and the medallion noose with medallion being the thing that is cherished and glorified (alcohol, which is, in todays society, everyone just likes to get fucked up)...it's a glorified death due to alcohol addiction if he continues down this road.

    St. Anger 'round my neck
    He never gets respect
    This verse is about how St. Anger is overpowering his actions and he needs to drown his sorrows in said bottle because he needs the respect he lacks.

    Fuck it all and no regrets
    I hit the lights on these dark sets
    Tie a noose or hang myself
    Saint Anger 'round my neck
    This is sayin that hes just diggin himself into a hole deeper, and deeper because he cant conquer the demons.

    I need to set my anger free
    Get rid of the addiction

    I'm madly in anger with you
    He's still in love with the alcohol but at the same time he hates it, wants the need to be gone

    This song is identifying with the contradiction St. (meaning of holy or higher power) and Anger (meaning hate and dislike). St. Anger has the power to corrupt everyone's lives if the person becomes vulnerable enough not to stay in control. Metallica have done a good job portraying this imagery and the ability to make one use their third eye to see outside the face value of the lyrics. That is all.
    warehouse4136on June 15, 2003   Link

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