Don't go looking for snakes you might find them
Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them
Haven't I seen you here before?

Oh, watch the puppets dancing
Yeah, see the clowns fall down
Hey, tie your tap shoes tightly
Yeah, wear them into town

See you crawling
See you crawling in

Don't go looking for snakes you might find them
Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them
Haven't I seen you here before?
There ain't no heroes here, no, no more

Hey hey, oh, play the game so nicely
Oh, check, it's your move now
Yeah, we're standing in this jungle
Yeah, with serpents I have found

See you crawling
See you crawling in

Don't go looking for snakes you might find them
Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them
Haven't I seen you here before?
Have your heroes disappeared?

See you crawling
See you crawling in

So don't go looking for snakes you might find them
Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them
Haven't I seen you here before?
No, there ain't no heroes here, no, no

Haven't I seen you here before?
No, there ain't no heroes here

Don't go looking for snakes you might find them
Yeah, haven't I seen you here before?
Have your heroes disappeared?

Don't send your eyes to the sun you might blind them


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  • +2
    General Comment

    Man i hate it when someone mocks a band and everyone else jumps in and abuses him for it... well actualy i find it kinda amusing.. stupid idiots shuld always be diplomatic when mocking somthing..

    I agree that the most stupid thing is when a such a good band as metallica sells out so catistrophicly see them selling dvds of there just general life makes me sick. however i do like metallica for there music, even load and reload. like the rest of the world, st anger=meh,

    Now that i got that out of the way, i see this song being (like many metal songs) about war, "see you crawling" and :there aint no heroes here" fit into that genre so nicly...

    and the whole verse

    Oh, play the game so nicely Oh, check, it's your move now Yeah, we're standing in this jungle Yeah, with some things I have found

    "the game" is chess which is a war game in itself and is often used as a metaphor for war. when i hear "jungle" i think vietnam, infact the whole snake theme fits in there quite well, america went there looking for a war and they sure as hell got one. well thats sterotyping americans i apologise, it works vice versa, look at wat happened wen any country attacks another country, generaly, they fight back.

    the puppets with the tap shoes are soldiers, doing a final march through town or watever before heading overseas.

    Havent i seen you here before.. obvious, war, it just keeps happening

    Snailman8on March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think this goes along with the phrase, "Don't go looking for trouble, cuz your gonna find it."

    King Nothingon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    get off the high and mighty horse your riding and get over yourself if you try to play hero for a hollow cause you will fall and make yourself look foolish like a clown

    no leaf cloveron April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    "fuck u snailman and fuck u to death rockstar punk emo fagget"

    that's what i call constructive criticism ;-)

    brzion April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    its a little ironic that rockster/punkster made it all the way to the metallica forum to one of their least popular songs to say that they all sound the same and that they're bad. personally its songs like these that make me really love metallica. The ones that not as many people like but are still just as mindblowingly awesome.

    thrashmanon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    ah i love this song, i love metallica and disturbed for the most part, and by the way, snail man has a valid opinion, i think his interpretation of the song was very accurate

    Zaktanon January 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    There's some killer riffs in this song.

    kirkhammettforprezon December 11, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    rockster/punkster - And you're here WHY? When people want to know your opinion about a band, they will ASK YOU. If you don't like them, good for you. Nobody else gives a shit.

    hammerhead300on April 17, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    well said silence and hammer!! ironic that rockster/punkster posted that comment on a song about looking for trouble, well, they've found it.

    fade-to-tornon June 01, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    Why is this dumbshit giving its opinion on this song, this band if he doesn't like them? You are one stupid little kid, "rockster/punkster," it's funny you say they aren't original when your name, nor any of the music you listen to, I'm sure is original. Fall out boy, U2, Kids in the Way, and Pillar are all gay.

    thurisaz odalon March 21, 2007   Link

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