"Slither" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
Don’t go looking for snakes, you might find them
Don’t send your eyes to the sun, you might blind them
Haven’t I seen you here before?

Watch the puppets dancing
See the clowns fall down
Tie your tap shoes tightly
And wear them into town

See you crawlin’
See you crawlin’ in

Don’t go looking for snakes, you might find them
Don’t send your eyes to the sun, you might blind them
Haven’t I seen you here before?
There ain’t no heroes here, no, no more

Play the game so nicely
Check, it’s your move now
We’re standing in this jungle
With serpents I have found

See you crawlin’
See you crawlin’ in

Don’t go looking for snakes, you might find them
Don’t send your eyes to the sun, you might blind them
Haven’t I seen you here before?
Have your heroes disappeared?

See you crawlin’
See you crawlin’ in
So don’t go looking for snakes, you might find them
Don’t send your eyes to the sun, you might blind them
Haven’t I seen you here before?
No, there ain’t no heroes here, no

Haven’t I seen you here before?
No there ain’t no heroes here

Don’t go looking for snakes, you might find them
Haven’t I seen you here before?
Have your heroes disappeared?
Don’t send your eyes to the sun, you might blind them


Lyrics submitted by elmoz, edited by Ashram

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  • +2
    General CommentMan i hate it when someone mocks a band and everyone else jumps in and abuses him for it... well actualy i find it kinda amusing.. stupid idiots shuld always be diplomatic when mocking somthing..

    I agree that the most stupid thing is when a such a good band as metallica sells out so catistrophicly see them selling dvds of there just general life makes me sick.
    however i do like metallica for there music, even load and reload. like the rest of the world, st anger=meh,

    Now that i got that out of the way, i see this song being (like many metal songs) about war, "see you crawling" and :there aint no heroes here" fit into that genre so nicly...

    and the whole verse

    Oh, play the game so nicely
    Oh, check, it's your move now
    Yeah, we're standing in this jungle
    Yeah, with some things I have found

    "the game" is chess which is a war game in itself and is often used as a metaphor for war. when i hear "jungle" i think vietnam, infact the whole snake theme fits in there quite well, america went there looking for a war and they sure as hell got one. well thats sterotyping americans i apologise, it works vice versa, look at wat happened wen any country attacks another country, generaly, they fight back.

    the puppets with the tap shoes are soldiers, doing a final march through town or watever before heading overseas.

    Havent i seen you here before.. obvious, war, it just keeps happening
    Snailman8on March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this goes along with the phrase, "Don't go looking for trouble, cuz your gonna find it."
    King Nothingon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentget off the high and mighty horse your riding and get over yourself if you try to play hero for a hollow cause you will fall and make yourself look foolish like a clown
    no leaf cloveron April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"fuck u snailman and fuck u to death rockstar punk emo fagget"

    that's what i call constructive criticism ;-)
    brzion April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a little ironic that rockster/punkster made it all the way to the metallica forum to one of their least popular songs to say that they all sound the same and that they're bad. personally its songs like these that make me really love metallica. The ones that not as many people like but are still just as mindblowingly awesome.
    thrashmanon April 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah i love this song, i love metallica and disturbed for the most part, and by the way, snail man has a valid opinion, i think his interpretation of the song was very accurate
    Zaktanon January 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's some killer riffs in this song.
    kirkhammettforprezon December 11, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentrockster/punkster - And you're here WHY? When people want to know your opinion about a band, they will ASK YOU. If you don't like them, good for you. Nobody else gives a shit.
    hammerhead300on April 17, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwell said silence and hammer!!
    ironic that rockster/punkster posted that comment on a song about looking for trouble, well, they've found it.
    fade-to-tornon June 01, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhy is this dumbshit giving its opinion on this song, this band if he doesn't like them? You are one stupid little kid, "rockster/punkster," it's funny you say they aren't original when your name, nor any of the music you listen to, I'm sure is original. Fall out boy, U2, Kids in the Way, and Pillar are all gay.
    thurisaz odalon March 20, 2007   Link

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