All roads they lead to shame
All drowning in the blame
All reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

All hide beneath a skin
A hope so paper thin
I'm at the door again
And the shine of the midnight revolver

Even the promise of danger has gone dull
Staring down the barrel of a .45

Suck on the barrel
Suck on the barrel
Suck it 'til it's gone dry

For all reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

Redemption purify
Will nothing satisfy
The scars just multiply
In the shine of the midnight revolver

Twisting in apocalypse
Death upon the fingertips
Frigid metal touches lips
And the shine of the midnight revolver

'Cause you lied
Just a bullet away
Just a bullet away from leavin' you
Just a bullet away
Stop the voices in my head

Caressing death again
Becomes the heroin
Forbidden medicine
Puts a shine on the midnight revolver

Eternal borderline
All the faces intertwine
Oh God... now I see mine
In the shine of the midnight revolver

Even the promise of danger has gone dull
Staring down the barrel of a .45

Suck on the barrel
Suck on the barrel
Suck... suck 'til it's dry

For all reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

Down in misery
Down in misery

Just a bullet away
Just a bullet away from leavin' you
Just a bullet away
Stop the voices in my head

All roads they lead to shame
All drowning in the blame
Reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

All hide beneath a skin
A hope so paper thin
I'm at the door again
And the shine of the midnight revolver

Even the promise of danger has gone dull
Staring down the barrel of a .45

Suck on the barrel
Suck on the barrel
Suck... suck 'til it's dry

Do all reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

'Cause you lied
Yes you lied

Just a bullet away
Just a bullet away from leavin' you
Just a bullet away
Stop the voices in my head


Lyrics submitted by TUNDRA35, edited by Ashram

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    General CommentI think this one is about being in a toxic relationship and fantasizing about killing them or seeing killing them, or yourself as the only way out of the relationship.
    MetallicaGhoston December 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAwesome!
    MrX666Maggoton December 16, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhen this song was a crappy half-demo it was supposed to be about Layne Staley...
    bon3zon April 14, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's pretty clear that it's about suicide via putting a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger to get out of a relationship to a female.
    jet7917552on March 12, 2015   Link
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    My OpinionI think lyrics is not good for Metallica
    But riffs and vocal are awesome
    Mojtaba12on September 06, 2015   Link

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