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The man takes another bullet
He keeps them all within
He must seek no matter how it hurts
So don’t fool again

He thinks the answer’s cold and in his hand
He takes his medicine
The man takes another bullet
He’s been fooled again

Uncross your arms
Take and throw them to the cure, say,
“I do believe”

Uncross your arms now
Take them to it, say
“I do believe”
“I do believe”

The lies tempt her and she follows
Again she lets him in
She must believe to fill the hollow
She’s been fooled again

Uncross your arms
Take and throw them to the cure, say
“I do believe”

Uncross your arms now
Take them to it, say,
“I do believe”
“Yeah, I do believe”

Betting on the cure
It must get better than this
Betting on the cure
Everyone’s got to have the sickness
‘Cause everyone seems to need the cure
Precious cure

Betting on the cure
‘Cause it must get better than this
Betting on the cure
Everyone’s got to have the sickness
‘Cause everyone seems to need the cure
Precious cure

“I do believe”

Betting on the cure
It must get better than this
Need to feel secure
It’s got to get better than this
It must get better than this
Betting on the cure
Everyone’s got to have the sickness
‘Cause everyone seems to need the cure

“I do believe”


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    General Commentokay... i compeltey disagree with everyone that has comment this song and i dont see how noone else has come to my conclusion cuase i have always thought this about the song i believe that this song is about religion

    "Uncross your arms now
    Take them to it, say...
    I do believe
    Yeah, I do believe"

    crossing your arms is a show of defiance he is saying stop being defiant and bring them to the cure 'religion' and in church people bring their hands up high when worshipping and singing for god they dont have them crossed and what do you think he wants you to say 'i do believe' in alcohal or drugs? like eveyone else has commented this song thinks it is about? no say i do believe in god

    "Betting on the cure
    It must get better than this
    Betting on the cure
    Yeah, everyone's gotta to have the sickness
    Cause everyone seems to need the cure
    Precious cure"

    your taking a bet on the cure that it is correct "it must get better than this" life must get better than earth everyone must have the 'sickness' cause every civalization has had a 'cure' it is "precious" because people die for their faith and eveyone has needed one to make sense of things

    "The lie is tempted and she follows
    Again she hits him in
    She must believe to feel the hollow
    She's been fooled again"

    the lie has been put out on her plate and she eats it and she must believe in it to feel that she is still hollow she has been fooled again; it is not the real cure

    "The man takes another bullet
    He keeps them all within
    He must seek no matter how it hurts
    So don't fool again

    He thinks the answer is cold and in his hand
    He takes his medicine
    The man takes another bullet
    Yeah! He's been fooled again"

    he is trying to take the quick route to find out the truth he is trying to commit suicide to get to find out what is the truth "he must seek no matter how it hurts" he must seek out the answer no matter how much it is going to hurt killing himself or if it is true and he might go to hell for not believing or cause he commited suicide he just feels the need to find out the truth which one was the real cure and which ones were the poisons? "yeah hes been fooled again" he has possibly been fooled to kill himself to find out maybe someone has pushed him over the edge to try it

    "The lie is tempted and she follows
    Again she hits him in
    She must believe to feel the hollow
    She's been fooled again"

    again i bring you back to this for the line "again she hits him in" maybe that could mean she killed him because the man didnt have the strength to do it himself

    "Need to feel secure"

    we need to know what is going to happen so we wont be so afraid we need to feel secure that we know what is going to happen when we die

    please comment my comment cause i havnt found anyone that agrees with me on any site and i wonder if anyone has the same thought; thanks
    no bullshiton August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMost likely about drinking and how it's considered a "cure" for your problems. "He thinks the answer is cold and in his hand."
    King Nothingon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about the wish of getting a cure from a difficult situation
    I_LIKE_BEANSon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEven though this is on Metallica's worst album, I still think it's a pretty good song with a kick ass bass line. St. Anger better be good!
    Eversioon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fucking killer.
    Razormasticatoron April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit is about how people think drink, drugs and suicide is the answer to all their problems but it does not solve anything.
    Overlordon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's about people who feel sorry for theirselves, when actually they don't have any problems. For example the culture of people who listen to bands like "green day" and believe it is cool to be depressed
    wildyon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are so horribly inaccurate..
    WTFWJDon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhy do people always call Load Metallicas worst album?
    Seek N Destroyon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLoad was ok, not quite good, but ok.. St. Anger was the WORST SHIT I HAD EVER HEARD METALLICA PERFORM!!!
    fading_to_blackon March 07, 2006   Link

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