Dear Mother
Dear Father
What is this hell you have put me through
Day in, day out, live my life through you
Pushed onto me what’s wrong or right
Hidden from this thing that they call life

Dear Mother
Dear Father
Every thought I’d think you’d disapprove
Always censoring my every move
Children are seen but are not heard
Tear out everything inspired

Torn from me without your shelter
Barred reality
I’m living blindly

Dear Mother
Dear Father
Time has frozen still what’s left to be
Hear nothing
Say nothing
Cannot face the fact I think for me
No guarantee, it’s life as is
But damn you for not giving me my chance

Dear Mother
Dear Father
You’ve clipped my wings before I learned to fly
I’ve outgrown that fucking lullaby
Same thing I’ve always heard from you
Do as I say, not as I do

Torn from me without your shelter
Barred reality
I’m living blindly

I’m in hell without you
Cannot cope without you two
Shocked at the world that I see
Innocent victim please rescue me

Dear Mother
Dear Father
Hidden in your world you’ve made for me
I’m seething
I’m bleeding
Ripping wounds in me that never heal
Undying spite I feel for you
Living out this hell you always knew

Lyrics submitted by fennsk, edited by RyanWolfeh, Ashram

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    General Commentthank you very much for your comment robsturr. though my childhood wasn't that hard I always felt exactly the same when hearing this song. I think that any childhood has some stains and we live in a world where "children are seen but are not heard" and censorship is traded from the bigger to the smaller (as the whole album expresses).
    "Dyers Eve" is the absolutely fitting and expressive finish to this topic, touching every waking up soul out there. I cannot say anything about the exact technical qualities of lars ullrich or any other one of metallica, but i never heard a band that can push out a song with that much pressure as they do especially in dyers eve.
    But i never was sure about the consequences arising from this song, and now i know, thank you again, rob. Since the fealing is two fold: first there is depression, anger, fear, rage about what happened in the childhood, reviewing how it could have been. But this is only the first step up the stairs being able to review this bad history, finally understanding that this shit really happened and that you are not alone with it ! There is no question anymore, "living out this hell you always knew", we don't wan't to trade it to our children again and again, you know, so we really need to be reborn, we need salvation from this.
    So there is no escape from this truth, so wake up, soul, from this nightmare.
    ikrabbeon June 22, 2006   Link

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