Ooooh
Run away, the past will bite again
Ooooh
No matter where you dwell
You
Here again, a captive of the howl
You
Welcome back to hell

Faithful, as the full moon is rising
Beauty and the beast are colliding

Sharpened edge touch liquid flame
Deepened seed soaks anger's reign
Arching back, shape-shift derange
Father, how I watched you change

Am I savage?
Scratching at the door
Am I savage?
I don't recognize you anymore

Ooooh
Tooth is fang, twisting under skin
Ooooh
Foul tongue, black breath
Change
Snap inside, the beast about complete
Change
Soon infects the rest

Faithful, as the full moon is rising
Beauty and the beast are colliding

Sharpened edge touch liquid flame
Deepened seed soaks anger's reign
Arching back, shape-shift derange
Father, how I watched you change

Am I savage?
Scratching at the door
Am I savage?
I don't recognize you anymore

Ooooh
Inheritance, the past has bit again
Ooooh
The next heir of anarchy
Feel
Stretching skin so far beyond belief
I feel
The ever changing, you, in me

Am I savage?
Scratching at the door
Am I savage?
Howling evermore
Am I savage?
I don't recognize you anymore
Anymore
Anymore
Am I savage?


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    My InterpretationMetallica seems to revisit several themes they've done before on Hardwired to Self Destruct, making new interpretations or continuations of old songs. Thematically, this song reminds me of a darker version of "Of Wolf and Man" from the "Black" album. Obviously, both songs involve werewolves. However, where "Of Wolf and Man" was a little chilling lyrically, it didn't seem dark to me. Am I savage definitely has a darker vibe - something the afflicted person can't control. The werewolves of "Of Wolf and Man" seemed in control and able to regulate their change whereas the creature of Am I Savage seems out of control, ready to inflict mindless pain, even on those it loves.

    I don't recognize you anymore...

    I have to admit, that gives me a little bit of a shiver.
    GiveMeHamon May 21, 2017   Link

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