My eyes seek reality
My fingers seek my veins
There’s a dog at your back step
He must come in from the rain

I fall ‘cause I’ve let go
The net below has rot away
So my eyes seek reality
And my fingers seek my veins

The trash fire is warm
But nowhere safe from the storm
And I can’t bear to see
What I’ve let me be
So wicked and worn

So as I write to you
Of what is done and to do
Maybe you’ll understand
And you won’t cry for this man
‘Cause low man is due

Please forgive me

My eyes seek reality
My fingers feel for faith
Touch clean with a dirty hand
I touch the clean to the waste

The trash fire is warm
But nowhere safe from the storm
And I can’t bear to see
What I’ve let me be
So wicked and worn

So as I write to you
Of what is done and to do
Maybe you’ll understand
And won’t cry for this man
‘Cause low man is due

Please forgive me

So low, the sky is all I see
All I want from you is forgive me
So you bring this poor dog in from the rain
Though he just wants right back out again

And I cry to the alleyway
Confess all to the rain
But I lie, lie straight to the mirror
The one I’ve broken to match my face

The trash fire is warm
But nowhere safe from the storm
And I can’t bear to see
What I’ve let me be
So wicked and worn

So as I write to you
Of what is done and to do
Maybe you’ll understand
And won’t cry for this man
‘Cause low man is due

Please forgive me

So low, the sky is all I see
All I want from you is forgive me
So you bring this poor dog in from the rain
Though he just wants right back out again

My eyes seek reality
My fingers seek my veins


Lyrics submitted by elmoz, edited by Nightcrow4, Ashram

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    General CommentThere is definately alot of feeling in this song. This song (to me) is about death, suicide as a matter of fact.

    This guy who's about to kill himself is writing to a loved one asking for forgiveness ("Please Forgive Me...Maybe you'll understand And won't cry for this man") for the fact that he can't change whatever is wrong with him, possibly a drug addiction("So, you bring this poor dog in from the rain Though he just wants right back out again") It's about sorrow, the guy is torn and depressed. He cries in the alleyway and confesses all to the rain, but then he lies to the mirror. He's Definately Got Issues.

    The Song Is Open To Miles Of Interpretation But That's How I Saw It Off The Top Of My Head, Defintely One Of My Favorite Metallica Songs
    Mr_Montezon August 15, 2002   Link

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