Hey, hey, hey
Here I go now
Here I go into new days
Hey, hey, hey
Here I go now
Here I go into new days
I'm pain, I'm hope, I'm suffer
Yeah, hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
Here I go into new days

Hey, hey, hey
Ain't no mercy
Ain't no mercy there for me
Hey, hey, hey
Ain't no mercy
Ain't no mercy there for me
I'm pain, I'm hope, I'm suffer
Yeah, yeah, hey, hey no mercy
Ain't no mercy there for me

Do you bury me when I'm gone
Do you teach me while I'm here
Just as soon as I belong
Then it's time I disappear
Ha!

Hey, hey, hey
And I went
And I went on down that road
Hey, hey, hey
And I went on
And I went on down that road
I'm pain, I'm hope, I'm suffer
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, and I went on
And I went on down that road

Do you bury me when I'm gone
Do you teach me while I'm here
Just as soon as I belong
Then it's time I disappear

Do you bury me when I'm gone
Do you teach me while I'm here
Just as soon as I belong
Then it's time I disappear
Disappear, huh!

I'm gone, I'm gone
I'm gone
Oh yeah, I'm gone
I'm gone
I'm gone baby
I'm gone, I'm gone

Do you bury me when I'm gone
Do you teach me while I'm here
Just as soon as I belong
Then it's time I disappear

Do you bury me when I'm gone
Do you teach me while I'm here
Just as soon as I belong
Then it's time I disappear
Disappear.


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I Disappear Lyrics as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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  • +4
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    I'm almost certain myself that this song has something to do with Metallica's personal problems after Load was released, like being a heavy metal band who became more mainstream and MTV friendly. (just as soon as i belong, then it's time i disappear) If you look at the lyrics it could make perfect sense. After the black album, Metalla had been gone from the spotlight for 5 years, just after their biggest hit, Enter Sandman was out. (again, just as soon as i belong, then it's time i disappear) Since then fans had been anticipating a new release, and some gave up(do you bury me when i'm gone?), but when Load came out, they recieved alot of criticism for becoming a more 'alternative' band. This was due to changing their image, cutting the hair, having a few 'alternative' hits and playing at Lollapalooza. I'm sure the band felt critics and fans were overstepping their boundaries trying to tell them what kind of band they were(do you teach me while i'm here?) After that said and done, some of the lyrics should be more self-explanatory.

    "here i go into new days" "and i went on down that road" "aint no mercy left for me"

    necrocideon September 02, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    The song reminds me a lot about Jason's departure, idk just the lyrics remind me of Newsted dissapearing from Metallica(the departure)

    AbeVegaJron August 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    this is about how we all have hope for a better life but we defeat ourselves and suffer because of some kind of self esteem complex or fear of something new. we are our own worst critic and there is no mercy for us within ourselves. we hide this part of ourselves when were already in a rut and gone from the world. when we get a chane to move on to better things it resurfaces and teaches us a lesson. just as soon as we start to figure out how stupid were being the oppourtunity disappears and so does our fears

    no leaf cloveron April 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    This song is awesome. In my honest opinion, this song is about someone who is trying to fit in, or to just be on the defined line of normal. But for some reason, the person cannot seem, no matter how he/she tries, to fit in with anyone. Kind of reminds me of my school years. I was never the popular kid, but this song always made me feel like I wasn't the only one alone.

    grissomon July 29, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    i always thought it was about Jason leaving the band

    FuckMegadethon May 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I highly doubt it was about Jason leaving because Jason was still in the band at that time.

    But it is possible that because Jason was doing side projects when everyone started to accept him, they wrote this song.

    Metal666bassiston September 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning

    According to me this song is about someone who is not comfortable with anyone around him,this is the reason he can't belong to anyone.belonging to someone is not his thing.......MetallicA RULES.....

    PareshSinhaon March 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I know this song was written while Jason was still in the band, but you can't help but see the correlation to his departure. Especially since this was his last song with the band, you can't help but wonder if it's about him. Now, we know that Jason didn't write it. Lars and James traditionally wrote everything, and notoriously didn't let Jason have input on anything. But the line "Just as soon as I belong, then it's time I disappear" has always sounded to me like it's about Jason. We all know that he was hazed during his entire tenure with the band. The others took out their frustrations about Cliff's death on him for years. But now that Jason finally had become part of the Metallica family, he wanted out. So he left. I'm not saying James wrote this about Jason to push him away. But maybe it was one of those subconscious things. When it was written I don't think it was supposed to be about Jason, but looking back on it, it's hard not to see it.

    rock_hawkon December 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    not there best but better than anybodys other songs.

    metallica buffon May 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think this song means that a friend is taken for granted and is totally forgotten about. when hes gone, you dont notice, when hes here, you dont care and so he dissapears.

    larsdrummerboyon May 29, 2002   Link

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