Never hunger
Never prosper
I have fallen prey to failure

Struggle within
Triggered again
Now the candle burns at both ends

Twisting under schizophrenia
Falling deep into dementia

Old habits reappear
Fighting the fear of fears
Growing conspiracy
Everyone's after me
Frayed ends of sanity
Hear them calling
Hear them calling me!

Birth of terror
Death of much more
I'm the slave of fear, my captor

Never warnings
Spreading its wings
As I wait for the horror she brings

Loss of interest, question, wonder
Waves of fear they pull me under

Old habits reappear
Fighting the fear of fears
Growing conspiracy
Everyone's after me
Frayed ends of sanity
Hear them calling
Hear them calling me!

Into ruin
I am sinking
Hostage of this nameless feeling

Hell is set free
Flooded I'll be
Feel the undertow inside me

Height, hell, time, haste, terror, tension
Life, death, want, waste, mass depression

Old habits reappear
Fighting the fear of fears
Growing conspiracy
Myself is after me
Frayed ends of sanity
Hear them calling
Hear them calling me! Ha-ha-ha-ha!


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    General Commentfrayed ends of sanity do ya need to say anymore ...... talking aobut being insane
    cmooreon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAlmost cmoore
    It deals with paranoia and the growing inability to distinguish fantasy from reality.
    I_LIKE_BEANSon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBoth of you are right. The song's about being really paranoid and can't tell what's real and what's fake. While tipping over to the insane side of the mental borderline.
    O.o o.O O.O o.o
    Death on Arrivalon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, very underrated.

    On the outside it's about insanity (obviously), but I think there's another meaning (aka Master of Puppets being about soldiers, but really being about drugs)...
    nemesison June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit means your so paranoid you start thinking your own self is trying to get you, you are so paranoid your mind plays tricks on you, they are my favorite band that I know everything about
    metallicaman123on August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentstupid fag you are fucking clown shoes the song is about being so paranoid that you feelthat yourself is out to get you, your mind starts to play tricks on you fuck you fuck you in your stupid clown shoe wearing ass
    metallicaman123on August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentU guys didnt need to post ur comments, the title is self-explanitory
    Harvester of Sorrowon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah...and uhm, Master of Puppets about soldiers? Maybe...but I always looked at it as a song about God [if he would exist and rule] pulling our strings
    Geeky_Dawgon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhoa metallicaman, calm down! Yeah, it pisses me off too when people get songs wrong, but damn, don;t kill to guy over it! Anyway, underrated song, great guitars, great vocals and an awesome theme, and of course, the thin sound quality that haunted all of ..And Justice For All. (durn producers)
    EvilLawyeron June 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEvillawyer's definitely right about this song being underrated. The production also could've been better on the entire album, which woulda made every song sound more 'radio-friendly' maybe. One of the best songs to me on 'Justice', though the whole album rocked.
    99bananason July 05, 2003   Link

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