"Invisible Kid" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
Invisible kid
Never see what he did
Got stuck where he hid
Fallen through the grid

Invisible kid
Got a place of his own
Where he'll never be known
Inward he's grown

Invisible kid
Locked away in his brain
From the shame and the pain
World down the drain

Invisible kid
Suspicious of your touch
Don't want no crutch
But it's all too much

I hide inside
I hurt inside
I hide inside
But I'll show you...

I'm ok, just go away
Into distance let me fade
I'm ok, just go away
I'm ok, but please don't stray too far

Open your heart
I'm beating right here
Open your mind
I'm being right here, right now (x2)

Invisible kid
Never see what he did
Got stuck where he hid
Fallen through the grid

Invisible kid
Got a place of his own
Where he'll never be known
Inward he's grown

I hide inside
I hurt inside
I hide inside
But I'll show you...

I'm ok, just go away
Into distance let me fade
I'm ok, just go away
I'm ok, but please don't stray too far

Open your heart
I'm beating right here
Open your mind
I'm being right here, right now (x2)

Oooh, what a good boy you are
Out of the way and you're kept to yourself
Oooh, can't you see that he's not here?
He doesn't want the attention you give
Oooh, unplugging from it all
Invisible kid, floats alone in his room
Oooh, what a quiet boy you are
He looks so calm floating 'round and around in himself

Invisible kid
Locked away in his brain
From the shame and the pain
World down the drain

Invisible kid
Suspicious of your touch
Don't want no crutch
But it's all too much

I hide inside
I hurt inside
I hide inside
But I'll show you...

I'm ok, just go away
Into distance let me fade
I'm ok, just go away
I'm ok, but please don't stray too far

Open your heart
I'm beating right here
Open your mind
I'm being right here, right now (x2)


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"Invisible Kid" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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    General CommentIt seems it's about a social outcast who's has such a hard time being accepted by his peers and has been teased so much that he starts to be angry with himself for not fitting in and just wants to be alone all the time because he thinks he'll be happier that way. It's pretty straightforeward.
    king nothing2on April 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can relate to the kid in this story a lot. I'm guessing it's about Kirk because guitarists (like myself) are often quiet and somewhat anti-social at times. But we have confidence and can light up a room when we want to... with or without our instruments.

    The kid's invisible because no one notices him. He was probably outcasted and has since learned to love the silence, much like an old man would.

    "Got stuck where he did" - stunted his personality growth at the age he became invisible, but don't confuse that with maturity

    "Inward he's grown" - he knows himself

    "Suspicious of your touch" - paranoid because he trusts no one, probably cuz he sees through their lies (not a game player)... I doubt it has to do with child abuse
    Promethon January 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about a kid who is ILLEGALLY downloading music from a Proxy, and obviously cant be seen by the RIAA

    :-p
    CactusChrison February 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think this song is about the basic "invisible kid" in terms of being a loner at school, parents not paying attention to him, etc., it's about his thoughts and ideas never surface, and he's "invisible" in that his feelings don't matter to anyone. After that he just says stuff he feels in his brain only, and growing inside unknown to others. The last part I can really compare with,
    "Ooh, unplugging from it all
    Invisible kid floats alone in his room
    Ooh, what a quiet boy you are
    He looks so calm floating 'round and around in himself'
    if anyone in my family listened to that line, it would make me extremely paranoid in that they know what goes on inside. Everyone thinks I'm just quiet and agree and accept everything, and I always agree to what people tell me, but in my mind I'm screaming "NO! that's idiotic!" but alas, arguing never helps anything. So after many years of only being deviant in your mind, that simple disagreement that it started out with turns into a schitzophrenic serial killer persona.
    ichigo900on July 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan relate. This is an awesome song!!
    KoRnfreak_15on June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song too....nicely written
    soad127on June 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpossible the song was written about kirk. not too sure but heard that somewhere. mad song
    StarChild69on July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI very well could be about Kirk. It could be about James, Lars, or Kirk. James actually allowed the other two to write lyrics for this album. Being void of a permanent bassist during the recording, however, they did not let Bob Rock write lyrics.
    SomeKindofMonsteron April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song,really powerful.not as good as All within my hands,but still a killer track.It could only be better if Jason played on it.How I miss his compression...
    Razormasticatoron April 13, 2004   Link

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