"My Apocalypse" as written by and Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield....
Claustrophobic, Crawl out of this skin
Heart Explosive
Reach and pull that pin
Fear thy name extermination
Desecrating hail of fire

So we cross that line
Into the grips
Total eclipse
Suffer unto
My Apocalypse

Deadly vision
Prophecy reveal
Death Magnetic
Pulling closer steel
Fear thy name annihilation
Desolating hail of fire

So we cross that line
Into the grips
Total eclipse
Suffer unto
My apocalypse
My apocalypse
GO!

Crushing metal
Ripping skin
Tossing bodies, mannequins
Spilling blood, bleeding gas

Mangled flesh
Snapping spine
Dripping bloody valentine
Shatter face
Spitting glass

Split apart
Split apart
Split apart
Split

SPIT IT OUT!

What makes me drift
A little bit closer
Dead man takes the steering wheel

What makes me know
What time to cross over
Forced to repeat until I feel

Into the skin the bones they all rattle
Future has passed
We disagree
Flesh gnaws away
The bones they all shatter

I thought to see the end in me
See the end in me

Claustrophobic, Climb out of this skin
heart explosive
Reach and pull that pin
Violate, Annihilate
A loser to my eyes
Obliterate, Exterminate

At life accept the night
Fear thy name as hell awakens
Destiny in hail of fire

for we cross that line
Into the grips
Total eclipse
Suffer unto
My Apocalypse

Tyrants awaken
My Apocalypse
Demon awaken
My Apocalypse
Heaven awaken
My Apocalypse
Suffer forever
My Apocalypse


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    General CommentSo we cross that line
    into the crypt
    Total eclipse
    Suffer onto my apocalipse

    That's the exact moment in which the kamikaze blows himself off the earth, taking a lot of people with him.

    Desolating/Desecrating hail of fire

    Maybe about the worship of violence, seen as a good resource, as a way of getting things done. But it's "desolating" and "desecrating", it just causes pain and suffering.

    Crushing metal
    Ripping skin
    Tossing bodies, mannequins
    Spilling blood, bleeding gas

    Mangled flesh
    Snapping spine
    Dripping bloody valentine
    Shatter face
    Spitting glass

    A kinda graphic description of the massacre.

    What makes me drift
    A little bit closer
    Dead man takes the steering wheel

    What makes me know
    What time to cross over
    Forced to repeat until I feel

    The kamikaze, perhaps, is amazed by his own blind determination to end his life and those of others in such a horribly mindless way.

    Tyrants awaken
    My Apocalypse
    Demon awaken
    My Apocalypse
    Heaven awaken
    My Apocalypse
    Suffer forever
    My Apocalypse

    Maybe about the political issues that breed this kind of violence, tyrants who feed people with hatred for other religious systems or ways of life, demons who represent pure evil, and heaven which is depicted as the last prize for the violence committed against enemies.
    Marquezon September 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song, like many of the songs written by james, can be interpreted in different ways...i think thats what he wants people to do. So keeping that in mind i think that it depends how you want to look at it. none of you guys were probably wrong, it could be about suicide bombers or about a car crash, or maybe it coudl be about him kickign his addiction [see the end in me](i know cliche -.- but w/e) or it could be about his fear of fading away and metallica loosing its place as the famous band that it is [fear thy name extermination]. or maybe it could be about a fear of death...he said it himself the songs in the album deal with death.... peoples fear of death and so on. it just depends how you look at it.
    infectogroovalisticon October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool..first comment! This song ownes! Metallica are back to thrash after nearly 12 years.
    raprocker007on August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot bad at all, reminds me of Battery. This is pure thrash song, which they haven't done since Justice.
    Blackenedon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooohhh my fuckin god !!! that song is fuckin good... im the only one or it sound a bit like slayer sometime. i d'ont know about the lyrics... but we all know that we can interpret many ways to MetallicA songs... tank you metallica for this 25 years of music and its till goes on and on and on.... fuckyeah... :-)
    mutha fuckaon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti mean , 25 years that i listen to MetallicA.
    mutha fuckaon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...I just went to all the time to type out this to find it was added already even though 10 minutes ago it wasn't lol
    GrayLanderon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYES FINALLY!!!! Afta ages they go back 2 thrash, afta listning 2 this i cant wait 4 death magnetic. This and day that never comes are rly good, could this be a serious comeback?
    generalglowon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking amazing. I love it. Can't wait for the album!
    BobbyjointRitualon August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat makes me drift
    A little bit closer
    Dead man takes the steering wheel

    obviously this song is about zombie race cars.
    tomfranklyon August 28, 2008   Link

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