Say your prayers, little one
Don't forget, my son
To include everyone
Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
'Til the sandman, he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land

Something's wrong, shut the light
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren't of Snow White
Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon's fire
And of things that will bite, yeah

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land

Now I lay me down to sleep
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
If I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
I pray the Lord my soul to take

Hush, little baby, don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It's just the beasts under your bed
In your closet, in your head

Exit light
Enter night
Grain of sand

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land, yeah

Uh
Yeah, yeah

Yo, oh

We're off to never-never land
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land


Lyrics submitted by fennsk, edited by Saint Arkham, LKTraz, Ashram, LHGL, ratiodotdmg

Enter Sandman Lyrics as written by Kirk Hammett James Hatfield

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  • +10
    Song Meaning

    Yes this song is definitely about fears. Also it is about dreaming and how limitless we are in our dreams. And when we realize the limitlessness we expect the worse and develop fear.

    hatchetnationon August 18, 2011   Link
  • +10
    My Interpretation

    I always thought this song was about fear and dreams/nightmares, and the fact that no amount of prayers you say will allow you to escape fear and be free from it.

    adzermanon June 01, 2013   Link
  • +9
    General Comment

    Yes, I think it's representing our deepest fears represented by a kid having nightmares. Awesome song. 1st song I learned to play on the guitar.

    King Nothingon May 06, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    one of the greatest intros ever with a phenomenal guitar solo

    sebastian13on February 23, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General Comment

    some people seem to claim this song is about suicide, but I beg to disagree. it's just a trip into the darkest part of a child's nightmare.

    hockeygrl796on October 22, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    maddox86, how the hell can u say slipknot is a lot better than metallica, metallica will kik slipknots ass 1 million times over, slipknot sux!

    ricoetcon May 13, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    This is an awesome and euphoric song, which (to me) talks about the nightmare that causes heroin usage. he also reinforces it saying he is not talking aboute coke: "...And they aren't of snow white". Heroin at first its very pleasent :"Tuck you in, warm within". But after, heroin alters his perception of reality: "Its just the beasts under your bed,in your closet, In your Head!":

    psylandon January 10, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    hahaha....ecstasy....and other drugs you inject? oh that's funny....

    Girl in Greenon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I agree with maddox in a way..and dissagree in a way, Metallica is better than Slipknot, but Slipknot still owns..all u steriotypical bastards never ever heard slipknot I'll bet and all u think is that they scream and fight and shit..u are all a bunch of dumbas people

    no one importanton May 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    TheGame56, i dont know whether or not you'll ever look on this forum again, but members of the band have in fact done many drugs. I believe load and reload are proof enough. They talk about it in some kind of monster, though no one has commented since it came out.

    thrashmanon March 28, 2010   Link

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