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Oh, poor twisted me
Oh, poor twisted me
I feast on sympathy
I chew on suffer
Yeah, I chew on agony

Swallow whole the pain
Oh, it's too good to be
That all this misery
Is just for oh, poor twisted me, oh yeah
Poor twisted me

Poor mistreated me
Poor mistreated me
I drown without a sea
Lungs fill with sorrow
Lungs fill with misery

Inhaling the deep, dark blue
Oh, woe is me
Such a burden to be
The poor mistreated me, yeah yeah

Yeah, to finally reach the shore, survive the storm
Now you're bare and cold, the sea was warm
So warm, you bathe your soul again
Bathe me again and again and again, yeah yeah

You finally reached the shore, survived the storm
Now you're bare and cold, yeah, the sea was warm
So warm, you bathe your soul again

Good to see my friend
Oh, woe is me
Such a burden to be
Oh, poor twisted me, yeah, yeah yeah
You're poor twisted me, yeah
Oh, you're, you're poor twisted me


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    This song is about a man who is in srrow and complains about himself, but likes the attention the people are giving him dut to his pain.

    Satans Angel 666on April 08, 2003   Link
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    A very underrated Metallica song. Probably second best on that album (after "Until It Sleeps").

    I agree with everything about (except "milking the rape," that's a bit too much) and think it provides a nice counterpoint to Hetfield's perpetual theme of guilt and (un)forgiveness. This one is a clearly sarcastic take on the same subject.

    Sentinel76on September 08, 2018   Link
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    Yeah, pleased to be the first metallica fan to write in my opinion. This is a great song. I didn't like it at first - i thought it was kinda blatant. Then I realized the meaning and it kinda applies to a lot of people. It is about a person that feels sorrow for himself and he feeds on the sorrow of others. Basically, this individual is digging themself into a deeper whole to eat the sorrow.

    bassman2kon September 06, 2002   Link
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    damn, i like this song

    wildyon February 17, 2005   Link
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    interesting opinions. i think this song describes people who deliberately do things to put themselves in a shit position and then use the situation to pity themselves and gain sympathy from others. my cousin has done that, but he gained no sympathy from me, he only lost my respect for him. btw, the lyrics aren't right. here are the lyrics from metallica.com

    Oh, poor twisted me Oh, poor twisted me I feast on sympathy I chew on suffer I chew on agony

    Swallow whole the pain Oh, it's too good to be That all this misery Is just for, oh, poor twisted me Poor twisted me

    Poor mistreated me Poor mistreated me I drown without a sea Lungs fill with sorrow Lungs fill with misery

    Inhaling the deep, dark blue Oh, woe is me Such a burden to be The poor mistreated me

    To finally reach the shore, survive the storm Now you're bare and cold, the sea was warm So warm, you bathe your soul again

    Baby, again and again and again

    You finally reached the shore, survived the storm Now you're bare and cold, the sea was warm So warm, you bathe your soul again

    Good to feel my friend Oh, woe is me Such a burden to be Oh, poor twisted me Yo, poor twisted me

    venu_rm1286on November 10, 2005   Link
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    is this bit;

    'You finally reached the shore, survived the storm Now you're bare and cold, the sea was warm So warm, you bathe your soul again'

    refering back to the drowning without a sea bit?

    fade-to-tornon June 01, 2006   Link
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    It's about Self-Pitying individuals, such as emo kids.

    "Oh woe is me Such a burden to be Oh poor twisted me"

    TheMetalMassacreon January 07, 2007   Link
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    One of my favorite Metalica songs. I think it's about when a person lives a life of depression, they can't feel any other emotions, happiness, love, ect. So when they finally get through the depression, they feel nothing, and it's feels better to feel depressed than feel nothing at all.

    johnnyespionageon January 29, 2007   Link
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    I spelled Metallica wrong.

    johnnyespionageon January 29, 2007   Link
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    I think this song is about people that have been raped or through some sort of trama and just milk it for all its worth and use it as their excuse for everything and why they act the way they do.

    wutyanoboutdaton April 09, 2008   Link

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