No more the craps rolls out your mouth again
Haven't changed, your brain is still gelatin
Little whispers circle around your head
Why don't you worry about yourself instead
Who are you where ya been where ya from?
Gossip is burning on the tip of your tongue
You lie so much you believe yourself
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou
You are
You know not
Before you judge me take a look at you
Can't you find something better to do
Point the finger, slow to understand
Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand
It's not who you are it's who you know
Others lives are the basis of your own
Burn your bridges build them back with wealth
Judge not lest ye be judged yourself

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou
You are
You know not

Yeah who that hell are you?

Holier than thou
You are
Holier than thou
You are
You know not


Lyrics submitted by elmoz, edited by Ashram

Holier Than Thou Lyrics as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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  • +12
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    it's about religious people who think they're so bloody perfect... im christian but not religious like that... i know i'm certainly not perfect, but i love this song coz people like that who think they're so much holier than me and can't mind their own business really shit me off. like people who always take the bible out of context. they think they know it so well, and are always like "do this, don't do that" in the name of God, and totally miss the whole concept of not judging others. that must really shit God off too. awesome song.

    Live_in_my_atticon September 29, 2004   Link
  • +6
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    this song is making fu of christians....mostly of the stuck up christians who think they are better than others because they go to church 7 days a week.

    led_zep_manon April 20, 2004   Link
  • +4
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    this song is about the people that said metallica was satanic and this is how metallica responded.

    christianmetal86on June 21, 2007   Link
  • +3
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    Look, man...It's about a guy who's "Holier than thou." It's a pretty common term. When you're holier than tough, you act like you're better and holier than most people. It has a lot to do with pride.

    Rockin_Foolon July 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Two words: Double meaning. It probably is directed both at fundies and other religious extremists AND snobs

    D-Shizniton February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The could be about people who say one thing and do another, hypocrites in other words.

    It could also be about gossip or rumors or even just about critics.

    Prodigalon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    About people who just have no life so other people's lives have to be part of their own and they have to spread rumors.

    King Nothingon May 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    but thats just my opinion

    led_zep_manon April 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    yea it has to have something to do with religious people, not just any hipocrites, otherwise hetfield wouldn't have used the word "holier". hey king nothing i am better than you cuz i am king of shit. hahahaha. um, sorry.

    the King of shiton October 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    it's a graet song, i like it cuz it's fast. i never really thought about what it meant till i actually read the lyrics.

    the King of shiton October 02, 2004   Link

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