He sleeps under black seas waiting
Lies dreaming in death
He sleeps under cosmos shaking
Stars granting his breath

He wakes as the world dies screaming
All horrors arrive
He wakes giving Earth it's bleeding
Pure madness alive

And he haunts you
And he blinds your soul
And he loathes you
And reclaims it all

You turn to stone
Can't look away
You turn to stone
Madness, they say
Cthulhu awaken

He sways in abyss returning
Inhaling black skies
He shakes with a torture burning
All lost in his eyes

And he haunts you
And he blinds your soul
And he loathes you
And reclaims it all

You turn to stone
Can't look away
You turn to stone
Madness, they say
Cthulhu awaken

You turn to stone
Can't look away
You turn to stone
Madness, they say

Sanity taken
Seething damnation
Cthulhu awaken
(Wake) Winged Salvation
Death by creation
Cthulhu awaken
(Wake) Dreaming no more
Cthulhu awaken
(Wake) Dreaming no more
(Wake) Dreaming no more


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  • +1
    My OpinionThe video of Metallica's Dream No More seems to be influenced by Faith No More, if you look at the outfit of Faith No More in 2015..
    PeterUzaon November 27, 2016   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis is third time Metallica has looked to H.P. Lovecraft for inspiration. The first was Call of Ktulu on Ride the Lighting and the second as The Thing That Should Not Be on Master of Puppets. For those that might not be familiar, Cthulhu is one of "The Great Old Ones," star-spanning beings far more powerful than Gods. Cthulhu is a being who brings death and insanity (as alluded to in the lyrics), worshiped by dark cultists who want to bring about the end of worlds and revel in the agony and chaos Cthulhu brings.

    He's probably super fun at parties.
    GiveMeHamon May 21, 2017   Link
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    Song MeaningSome more HP Lovecraft.
    dallasolon December 28, 2016   Link

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