Like a siren in my head that always
Threatens to repeat
Like a blind man that is strapped into the speeding driver's seat
Like a face
That learns to speak
When all it knew was how to bite

Like a misery that keeps me focused
Though I've gone astray
Like an endless nightmare that
I must awaken from each day
Like conviction
A premonition
Not worthy of, so I deny...... I deny

I blind my eyes and try to force it all into place
I stitch them up, see not my fall from grace
I blind my eyes, I hide and feel it passing me by
I open just in time to say goodbye

Almost like your life
Almost like your endless fight
Curse the day is long
Realize you don't belong
Disconnect somehow
Never stop the bleeding now
Almost like your fight
And there it went,
Almost like your life

Like a wound that keeps on bleeding to remind me not to think
Like a raging river drowning when
I only need a drink
Like a poison
That I swallow
But I want the world to die

Like a release from prison
That I didn't know I was in
Like a fight to live the past I prayed
To leave
From way back then
Like a general
Without a mission
Until the war will start again...... start again

I blind my eyes and try to force it all into place
I stitch them up, see not my fall from grace
I blind my eyes,
I hide and feel it passing me by
I open just in time to say goodbye

Almost like your life
Almost like your endless fight
Curse the day is long
Realize you don't belong
Disconnect somehow
Never stop the bleeding now
Almost like your fight
And there it went,
Almost like your life

Like a touch from hell to feel how hot
That it can get if you get caught
Like a strike from heaven turns that key
And brings you straight down to your knees

Like a touch from hell to feel how hot
That it can get if I get caught
Like a strike from heaven to reprieve
That brings you straight down to your knees

Almost like your life
Almost like your endless fight
Curse the day is long
Realize you don't belong
Disconnect somehow
Never stop the bleeding now
Almost like your fight
And there it went,
Almost like your life
That was just your life


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  • +2
    General CommentMetallica like the old days, shame they haven't got long hair like then.
    MrPakFlashon September 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, Death Magnetic couldn't start of better than with the heart beats and finally at the five minute mark Kirk comes blasting through the speakers! Woohoo!
    J. Doeon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf James wrote these lyrics, it sounds like he's still in recovery. Haha. No, really. Good on him...this album is the return of Metallica!!!
    toad1eon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinally!
    One4Metalon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm, read the lyrics, look at the the song title (Megadeth: That was my life) , this song could very well be about Dave Mustaine.....
    Metallicanaticon September 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentITS GOTTA DO SOMETHING WITH NEVER QUITTING OR GIVING UP,

    "Cursed, the day is long,
    Realize you don't belong,
    Disconnect somehow,
    Never stop complaining now,
    Almost like your fight,
    And there it went,
    Almost like your life."

    SAYING WHO GIVES A SHIT WHAT ANYONE SAYS, GET AWAY AND NEVER STOP! YOU DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO!!!

    I THINK ITS GOTTA DO WITH THE "NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE" THEY CALL ST. ANGER. FOR SURE.
    Chadsomeon September 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a fucking awesome song.
    dude_ranchon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta lot of these lyrics are wrong, so don't settle into a meaning until the correct ones are posted!
    tomfranklyon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit speaks about realizing the true importance of life after getting near to lose it or maybe after someone near to you dies or gets near to it.
    Pigioon September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's most likely about Dave Mustaine.
    Not only is the name similar to one of Megadeth's songs, but the theme seems to have to do with Mustaine's feelings towards himself and Metallica.
    cagedand3nragedon September 16, 2008   Link

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