(And the road becomes my bride)
And the road becomes my bride
I have stripped of all but pride
So in her I do confide
And she keeps me satisfied
Gives me all I need
And with dust in throat I crave
Only knowledge will I save
To this game you stay a slave

Rover, wanderer
Nomad, vagabond
Call me what you will
But I'll take my time anywhere
Free to speak my mind anywhere
Never find anywhere
Anywhere I may roam
Where I lay my head is home

(And the earth becomes my throne)
And the earth becomes my throne
I adapt to the unknown
Under wandering stars I've grown
By myself but not alone
I ask no one

And my ties are severed clean
The less I have the more I gain
Off the beaten path I reign
Rover wanderer
Nomad vagabond
Call me what you will

But I'll take my time anywhere
I'm free to speak my mind anywhere
Nevermind anywhere
Anywhere I may roam
Where I lay my head is home

But I'll take my time anywhere
Free to speak my mind
Nevemind anywhere
Anywhere I may roam
Where I lay my head is home (fuck yeah)

But I'll take my time anywhere
Free to speak my mind anywhere
Nevemind anywhere
Anywhere I may roam
Where I lay my head is home
Carved upon my stone
My body lie, but still I roam yeah yeah

Wherever I may roam
Wherever I may roam
Wherever I may roam
Wherever I may wander
(Wander, wander)
Wherever I may roam (yeah yeah yeah)


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Wherever I May Roam Lyrics as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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  • +2
    General Comment

    It's not about a nomadic life. It's about Metallica's touring.

    Necrothon April 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Very good song despite its meaning? The song is completely good...

    efkanon April 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    My favorite metallica line: Carved upon my stone; My body lies but still I roam.

    There's many reasons Metallica is the greatest heavy metal band of all time, and this aong is one of them. 'Nuff said.

    EvilLawyeron March 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i think this song is partially about the band travelling on the road, but maybe they are saying like it feels like they've travelled ferever and even after they all die their ties to the human world travelling with their music, will still keep them roaming the earth while their music lives on in the human world. I dunno... maybe i looked to deep into the lyrics... oh well, this is the song that got me started listening to metallica and its one of my favorites

    ChrisK7Fenderon December 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    love the drums. this song is awesome times 90000

    maggotbrainon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Re-discovered the Black Album the other day. This is by far one of Metallica's greatest songs.

    z22on December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    its about metalica going everywere they can to escape "The Game" see line 9 (to The Game you stay a slave) PS you just lost the game

    RHCProckson March 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    A loser believes in himself, takes pride in his power to express himself. takes no crap from anyone. not enslaved by the need to be socially accepted

    turquoise1on June 12, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song is about satan's fall from heaven. The bible talks about how it was satan's pride that got him cast down to roam the earth forever. It says he was stripped of all but pride, literally that's what happened. He was God's most powerful angel he was a cherub. Only God was higher. When it says "the earth is my throne" that's because God rules heaven, he gave satan the earth to rule. When it says "my ties are severed clean, the less i have the more I gain" it's talking about his ties to God and heaven and righteousness. Now the less he has tied to God the more he gains here on earth, again his pride and selfishness coming to light.

    SavedByGrace89on February 03, 2020   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I think this song is about death. Figuratively speaking, Death is able to take its time, speak his mind because it has nothing to fear. It can redefine anywhere (wipe out a population). I think the line "anywhere I roam" is a nod to Satan in the book of Job. When Satan has to give an account before God of where he comes from, he replies "from travelling to and fro upon the earth". The phrase "to and fro" suggests leaving a path of destruction, something Death would do anywhere it roams.

    McThuggin2011on May 26, 2020   Link

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