There's nowhere else I can run to
She's wretched but she comforts me

After everyone goes home
She's always there for me

When the sun goes hellbound
And the moon does resurrect the night
I'll hide within her
Not much good has come out of the light

After everyone goes home
And I'm left here on my own
I will run straight to Hell and back

Straight to Hell and back

When they turn out all their lights
And I'm left to brood at night
Always return to Hell and back

Straight to Hell and back
Straight down

A lonely light in a window
Just longing for some company

Tragic, heartless, and hateful
But there's nothing as willing as she

And when the night has fallen
It falls hard and then it all begins

When she starts her calling
I feel my darkness growing from within

After everyone goes home
And I'm left here on my own
I will run straight to Hell and back

Straight to Hell and back

When they turn out all their lights
And I'm left to brood at night
Always return to Hell and back

Straight to Hell and back
Straight to Hell and back
I will run straight to Hell and back

I become two
We become one
Unbridled... unequaled... unholy... undone

The path is cut deep
The path is worn well
I'll follow my footsteps to the warmth of Hell

The warmth of Hell

After everyone goes home
And I'm left here on my own
I will run straight to Hell and back

Straight to Hell and back
Straight to Hell and back

When they turn out all their lights
And I'm left to brood at night
Always return to Hell and back

Return to Hell and back
Straight to Hell and back
Straight to Hell and back
I will run straight to Hell and back

Straight down


Lyrics submitted by sepultura1987, edited by armen10000, Neosquid, Ashram

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    General CommentI believe this one is about addiction to drugs or alcohol and the private hell that it creates for the addicted. Specifically, in this case, James' alcoholism. Talking about "she" (alcohol or drugs) being there for him even when alone, or especially when alone. Maybe, for example after a concert and the excitement and emotional high of the performance is waning, getting wasted (straight to hell) as a coping mechanism. Then back the next day, only to repeat it over and over in the cycle of addiction.
    MetallicaGhoston December 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"When she starts her calling" should be "When she starts her crawling"
    armen10000on October 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentCool Anyway! Instead of lulu
    MrX666Maggoton December 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAddiction. Im sure, because i can relate to this when i was an addict
    laynecobain94on December 22, 2013   Link

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