"The Unnamed Feeling" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
Been here before (x6)

Been here before, couldn't say I liked it
Do I start writing all this down?
Just let me plug you into my world
Can't you help me be uncrazy?

Name this for me, heat the cold air
Take the chill off of my life
And if I could I'd turn my eyes
To look inside to see what's comin'

It comes alive...
It comes alive...
It comes alive
And I die a little more
It comes alive...
It comes alive...
It comes alive
Each moment here I die a little more

Then the unnamed feeling
It comes alive
Then the unnamed feeling
Takes me away

Been here before (x6)

I'm frantic in your soothing arms
I can not sleep in this down filled world
I've found safety in this loneliness
But I can not stand it anymore

Cross my heart, hope not to die
Swallow evil, ride the sky
Lose myself in a crowded room
You fool, you fool, it'll be here soon

It comes alive...
It comes alive...
It comes alive
And I die a little more
It comes alive...
It comes alive...
It comes alive
Each moment here I die a little more

Ooh, I die, I die, I die a little more

Then the unnamed feeling
It comes alive
Then the unnamed feeling
Treats me this way
And I wait for this train
Toes over the line
And then the unnamed feeling
Takes me away
...Takes me

Then the unnamed feeling
It comes alive
Then the unnamed feeling
Takes me away
...Takes me away!

Then the unnamed feeling
It comes alive
Then the unnamed feeling
Treats me this way
And I wait for this train
Toes over the line
And then the unnamed feeling
Takes me away
...Takes me away!

Then the unnamed feeling
It comes alive
Then the unnamed feeling
Takes me away

Get the fuck out of here
I just want to get the fuck away from me
I rage, I glaze, I hurt, I hate
I hate it all, Why? Why? Why me?

I cannot sleep with a head like this
I want to cry, I want to scream
I rage, I glaze, I hurt, I hate
I want to hate it all away


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"The Unnamed Feeling" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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  • +4
    General CommentI like how this song doesn't really depict anything other than that feeling you get when something so unbelievable happens you can barely even cope. It's not about one scenario. It's good stuff.

    For me this happens whenever I can't escape anything and I can't fight back or anything. Not being able to do anything eats me up and makes me die inside. It's so often nowadays, too. I get this feeling a lot. It's beyond even anger and hate. It's beyond that.
    EnterOrionon May 06, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me its about him being in rehab
    whether or not he has gone more than once is not the point in the first lines,

    I would say

    "Been here before couldn't say I liked it"
    is talking about the feelings of guilt and pain that are part the inital part of healing

    "Do I start writing all this down?"
    this part is what screams in rehab to me, journal, diary...

    "Just let me plug you into my world
    Can't you help me be uncrazy?"
    witness what is going on inside his head and asking those around him for help

    "Name this for me, heat the cold air
    Take the chill off of my life"
    not sure, maybe something about how his realtionships surrounding him are vanishing and he feels cold

    "And if I could I'd turn my eyes
    To look inside to see what's comin"
    he just wants to be able to control what is happening inside, whats causing his addiction

    "It comes alive ***addcition comes to life***
    And I die a little more
    It comes alive
    Each momnent here I die a little more"
    every times he drinks he feels himself lose a little more touch with reality

    "Then the unnamed feeling ***no addict wants to talk about their addiction easier to not
    It comes alive say that he is infact addicted***
    Then the unnamed feeling
    Takes me away"
    again he is losing touch with reality

    "I'm frantic in your soothing arms"
    help as you may but inside he struggles for something more

    "I can not sleep in this down filled world"
    pretending that everything around him is not going to work
    "I've found safety in this loneliness"
    found solitude in drink
    "But I cannot stand it anymore"
    literally cant take it

    "Cross my heart and hope not to die"
    hope to make it back, not to overdose
    "Swallow evil, ride the sky"
    have a shot, feel alive
    "Lose myself in a crowded room"
    everything around him fads away
    "You fool, you fool, it will be here soon"
    talking within part of him knows its coming but regrets it

    "Get the fuck out of here"
    cant stand the addiction
    "I just wanna get the fuck away from me"
    cant stand himself for giving in
    "I rage, I glaze, I hurt, I hate"
    anger, numb but causes pain
    "It hate it all, why? Why? Why me?"





    umthevemon February 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree, sysys, this is definitely one that will take time before people, many people might i add, to take a strong liking to it. Many people might agree with me or might call me a retard, but this song describes perfectly that feeling we get, at least i get, when something goes wrong with that girl you like, and when you proceed to go home, sit in your room, just thinking, in a state of denial/regret/animosity/sorrow/whatever other horrible feeling goes through your head. And finally, as with anything dreadful in life, it sticks with you for a few days, this unnamed feeling. Everyone has one, this is just an example of mine.
    better_than_youon June 14, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe music video says it all... it's that feeling you get right before you explode, or like when you feel like nothing is in your control...
    societysucksxxandsodouon April 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteasily the best song on the new album
    Sysyson June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song off a kick ass album. I love the part when Jaymz is singing "Get the Fuck out of here, etc." sounds like he's on the edge of sanity when he sings it. This song, like the album, will take some time to grow on people, but it is one of the best off the album
    EvilLawyeron June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think better_than_you is spot on with that one. the whole album took time to get used to, the songs are very long, but now i really do like it.
    Ross81on June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. This is the only song on the cd that I didn't have to get used to because it sounded more "Metallica" like to me with the pace and then the rhythm at the chorus. But the whole cd grows on you and they isn't actually a bad song on it. better_than_you, I think you're right on it. Everyone has an unnamed feeling for whatever reason it may be. Whether it's anger, hurt, pride, love or whatever. We all have been through situations in which we feel something building inside of us. He recognizes the unnamed feeling building in him and gets fed up with everything and wants the be by himself, work through it and then move on. Anywho...very kick ass song!!
    boodus_95on June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the album, and obviously about loving someone, but then they put you down and you hate them for it - but you keep on coming back.
    Dr_Colossuson June 25, 2003   Link

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