"Sweet Amber" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
Wash your back so you won't stab mine
Get in bed with your own kind
Live your life so you don't see mine
Drape your back so you won't shine

Oooh then she hold my hand
And I lie to get a smile (x2)

Using what I want
To get what you want (x4)

Ooh, sweet amber

How sweet are you?
How sweet does it get? (x2)

Chase the rabbit, fetch the stick
She rolls me over, 'till I'm sick
She deals in habits, deals in pain
I run away, but I'm back again

Oooh, then she holds my hand
And I lie to get a smile
And she squeezes tighter
I still lie to get a smile

Using what I want
To get what you want (x4)

Ooh, sweet amber

How sweet are you?
How sweet does it get? (x2)

She holds the pen that spells the end
She traces me and draws me in (x2)

Ooh, sweet amber...
Ooh, sweet amber

How sweet are you?
Oooh, how sweet does it get? (x2)

It's never as sweet as it seems!


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Sweet Amber" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about james time in rehab,and his past experiences."Amber" is a street name for heroin and when he says "never as sweet as it seems" he is talking of how it quickly goes wrong as addiction kicks in and you are left wishing you had never started.
    Razormasticatoron June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMY favorite part is where the bg singers go OOOOH Sweet Amberrrrr. I also like the weird guitar at the end. Wowowowwowow. That's what it sounds like.
    LilRyan732on June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree with razormasticator except change the word heroin to alcohol. because it make more sense. james doesnt do drugs and he was in rehab for alcohol abuse.
    TooCloseToSeeon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAnother possible interpretation: Pleasing or doing something to or for someone in order to get what you desire.
    a_new_machineon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHm... to me, this song just sounds like a normal relationship played out by, say, two rival spies? Of course, that's just from the first and second lines, and no other line supports this theory. And then again, there could be more... since Metallica likes weaving stories in songs (Unforgiven, Ronnie, The Phantom Lord, Harvester of Sorrow) as well as write songs about stories (For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Thing That Should Not Be, Creeping Death), this could be an example. In the beginning, both are agents or spies. But after a while, the guy and hence the narrator quits "the business" to be with "Amber", although she stays in it. He basically gets screwed over from there. Then again, maybe I've just watched Tarantino films too many times, since my interpretation sounds like something he'd write. Speaking of Tarantino, how many of you knew (or cared to know) that Lars (yes, Metallica's Lars) is producing the soundtrack for his latest, Kill Bill?
    BlackMageon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpossibly about james wife who he does not have a strong relationship with
    StarChild69on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe best song on St. Anger.
    Ben2k9on April 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt would seem that this is about a deadend relationship, he knows it is hollow but she seems oblivious. He tries to make it work, but it causes him pain. He likes her and wants to make the relationship work, yet nothing seems to improve.
    Rebbal Aceon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think amber is more than likely a reference to liqor. The fact that it is "sweet" amber makes me think that its maybe refering to Southern Comfort or someting like it.
    turkmenbashion October 16, 2004   Link

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