"...And Justice for All" as written by Robert F. Diggs, Clifford Smith and Y ....
Halls of justice painted green
Money talking
Power wolves beset your door
Hear them stalking
Soon you'll please their appetite
They devour
Hammer of justice crushes you
Overpower

The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can't believe the things you say
I can't believe
I can't believe the price you pay
Nothing can save you

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real

Apathy their stepping stone
So unfeeling
Hidden deep animosity
So deceiving
Through your eyes their light burns
Hoping to find
Inquisition sinking you
With prying minds

The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can't believe the things you say
I can't believe
I can't believe the price you pay
Nothing can save you

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real

Lady justice has been raped
Truth assassin
Rolls of red tape seal your lips
Now you're done in
Their money tips her scales again
Make your deal
Just what is truth?I cannot tell
Cannot feel

The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can't believe the things you say
I can't believe
I can't believe the price we pay
Nothing can save you

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real


Lyrics submitted by elmoz, edited by entersp, RyanWolfeh, achomegrel

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  • +6
    General CommentVery observent.

    More specifically, it contends that the rich are above the law. They need only hire high-priced attorneys to get away with doing whatever they want. Money is the ultimate defense in the American "justice" system.
    Jigokusabreon April 12, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentmeanings been well covered. lyrics are so poetic...
    'walls of justice painted green',green-money obv. 'apathy their stepping stone' saying the people are made apathetic towards how the system is run, and it allows people to abuse the system, as a stepping stone round law.

    lyrics are based on the film in a way rather than just the message - the last lines of the chorus:
    seeking no truth, winning is all'
    is how the system appears on the film
    'find it so grim, so true, so real'
    hetfield finds it disgusting, but more importantly that the film is 'so true, so real' and the film mirrors real life.
    cherseon June 20, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe guitar solo is to die for! as for the meaning behind this song, the lyrics speak for themselves.
    it ain't rocket science to figure this song out...
    kirkhammettforprezon November 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJigokusabre said it best. This CD if fuckin awesome. Every song gets a "5" rating by me!
    King Nothingon April 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwoah my posts are still here! yah about time this damn site is back up!
    I_LIKE_BEANSon March 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe new stuff is average...poor even and it kills me that they had to try and 'keep up with the times' but hey, 4 albums of pure musical gold (everything pre-black album) is enough to keep me listening to metallica every single day.bring back fleming rasmussen to help produce da musik bob rock sux cock.
    Metalickahon November 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell it means DONT TRUST THE GOVERNMENT, or at least rely on it to do everything
    BananaKingon November 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand this song... listening to it is like getting kicked in the face with jackboots.
    kirkhammettforprezon November 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about taxes and the unfairness of the Government.
    TOOLrule3on July 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSongs clearly about the unfair justice system. Metallica kicks ass!!
    LittleSusie11on December 18, 2010   Link

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