"Dirty Window" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
I see my reflection in the window
It looks different, so different than what you see
Projecting judgment on the world
This house is clean baby
This house is clean

Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
Look out my window and see it's gone wrong
Court is in session and I slam my gavel down

I'm judge and I'm jury and I'm executioner too

Projector
Protector
Rejector
Infector
Projector
Rejector
Infector
Injector
Defector
Rejector

I see my reflection in the window
This window clean inside, dirty on the out
I'm looking different than me
This house is clean baby
This house is clean

Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
Am I who I think I am?
I look my window and see it's gone wrong
My court is in session and now I slam my gavel down

Projector
Protector
Rejector
Infector
Projector
Rejector
Infector
Injector
Defector
Rejector

I drink from the cup of denial
I'm judging the world from my throne
I drink from the cup of denial
I'm judging the world from my throne


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Dirty Window" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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    General CommentActually, I think you guys are a little bit off. James seems to be singing a song about someone misjudging the world around them. Someone who believes they are the sane one and everyone else is crazy.

    Projector - finding your own faults in others
    Protector - taking it upon yourself to parent the rest of the world
    Rejector - refusing to accept the truth of the world around you and inside
    Infector - being the one with the disease in a clean world
    Defector - refusing the way of the world around you

    Drinking from the cup of denial - denying the truth, that you are the dirty one
    Judging the world from a throne - holding yourself above everyone else as better

    The speaker even knows it but won't let himself see - "Am I who I think I am?"

    Thats the whole idea of seeing his reflection differently than everyone else. That he is making himself perfect when everyone else can see he isn't.

    This person is trying to assure themself of the lie they are telling.
    "this house is clean baby, this house is clean"

    And trying to assert their position in charge.
    "I'm judge and I'm jury..."
    "My court is in session and I slam my gavel down"
    "I'm judging the world from my throne"

    ...that's one opinion, anyway...
    fortheloveon June 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about James' vision of the world after rehab. He sees things clearly now that he's no longer under the blurry cloak of drunkenness. That plus -as Mike Mill says- whatever words came up in their had, trying to sound a bit "evil".
    illusiveon February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a song about how the world has gone bad. Jaymz talks about looking outside and seeing dirt everywhere and the only clean places we can have anymore is our own homes, which we don't have to let the rest of the world inside.
    sting06on June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo go even further, I think Jaymz has cleaned up in his place [this house is clean] meaning his head, his life, all the bad things like the addiction and stuff, and that he's going for the world now. He's becoming the Judge, The Jury and the Excecutioner of the world. I think it can be seen by "Court is in session and I slam my gavel down" that he wants to push his will through to make not only his house clean, but also the world outside of his life (=house)
    Geeky_Dawgon June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!!! i imediately pointed out this one on the cd as one of my favorites...it's great
    soad127on June 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas i'm looking at these lyrics i notice that it only says the line
    "I'm judge and i'm jury and i'm executioner too "
    only once, but in the song he definately says it multiple times. then i look closer then realize that THESE LYRICS ARE MISSING ALOT. i mean it gets u the words if u didnt know them, but it's missing all the repeated parts at the end.

    and in addition it is "I drink from the cup of DENIAL" , not DENTAL....but at least the lyrics are here, most lyrics sites dont have the new cd.
    soad127on June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's really simple, I think a lot of people are trying to look WAY too deep into these songs by Metallica!!

    James cleaned up his act. Now he sees the world-and those certain things he used to do-from a different perspective.
    SomeKindofMonsteron April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI know I'm beating a dead horse here, but this song could have REALLY used a solo, more than any other song on the CD. I know exactly where to put it to: right after the first interlude break and right before the last time he says "I'm judge and I'm jury and I'm executioner too" Maaaaaaaan that would have been sweet.....
    king nothing2on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthere is a solo, when played James thought the middle section sounded empty. i used to have a windows media file with the solo on it. It's a competant solo, but it's not exactly blackened.
    Razormasticatoron April 22, 2004   Link

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