"Purify" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
Purify

Tear it down
Strip the layers off
My turpentine
Old paint, old looks
Cover up the past
White heat, white light
Super white bones
Bones of you and I

Pure if I...Can't you help me?
Pure if I...Won't you help me?
Purify, you and I
Purify, you and I
Pure if I...Can't you help me?
Pure if I...Won't you help me?

You and I, Purify (x3)

Truth and dare
Peeling back the skin
Acid wash
Ghost white
Ultra clean
Want to be skeleton
Clear eyes
Diamond eyes
Strip the past of mine
My sweet turpentine

Pure if I...Can't you help me?
Pure if I...Won't you help me?
Purify, you and I
Purify, you and I
Pure if I...Can't you help me?
Pure if I...Won't you help me?

You and I, Purify (x3)

I can find the dirt on anything
I can find the dirt on anything

I ain't dancing with your skeletons
I ain't dancing with what might have been

Pure if I...Can't you help me?
Pure if I...Won't you help me?
Purify, you and I
Purify, you and I
Pure if I...Can't you help me?
Pure if I...Won't you help me?

You and I, Purify
You and I, Purify
C'mon, Purify!


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Purify" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how the band have stripped down,and shedded the layer of excess that they exhibited around S & M time.The rehearsal version of this song is class[the one on the free DVD with St. Anger]
    Razormasticatoron June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song could have been a LOT better...
    SomeKindofMonsteron April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard that this song is supposed to be a love song, but i dont really see it....
    ceramic_elephanton May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAwful, awful, awful song.
    NoLightToSeeByon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHonestly the worst song on the Saint Anger album. No wait, I think that place is taken by Sweet Amber. Lars's drumming is really not what it used to be and I can barley tell the two guitars apart! It is like Metallica in the early eightis, before "kill em all" .
    I don't know what's up with their new album, but it just doesn't sound right. Where are all the kick-ass guitar solos and James clean woice? Missing the old stuff.
    Arcticaon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me angry, and not in a good way.
    Arctica, I diddnt think the drumming was that bad, (not great either) it was the shity production and the way the drums were tuned that made it sound so crap
    Shadow of Oblivionon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy friends always tell me that I like the worst Metallica songs, but then again I have one that likes Sweet Amber... Anyway, this song is about reaching out to people to help you and about all the past mistakes and sins that you wish you could be rid of. I like this song and I think that's what it is about along with the cleansing of one's soul of all the stains. But so much in the religious sense. I don't see Metallica writing a song about Jesus. The turpentine and such words are to refer to their obvious cleaning capabilites, and I have often said, after seeing something I rather I didn't, that I wish I had turpentine to pour in my eyes to clean them.
    Hermes_Harbingeron December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is about getting rid of the bad and getting ready to start again, not dancing with what have could have been, just stripping it and starting anew.
    MrYon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDunno why people hate this song so much. It could've been better yeah, but otherwise, Purify is a fucking great song.
    And the lyrics are wrong. It's not "pure if I", it's "Purify", geez.
    Crujebsulon October 05, 2006   Link

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