There’s a black cloud overhead
That’s me
And the poison ivy chokes the tree
Again it’s me
I’m the filthy one on Bourbon Street you walk on by
I’m the little boy that pushes hard and makes it cry

There’s a dirty needle in your child
Stick me
Empty bottles still in hand, still dead
Still me
I’m the suit and tie that bleeds the street and still wants more
I’m the .45 that’s in your mouth, I’m a dirty, dirty whore

Look, it’s me
The one who can’t be free
Much too young to focus
But too old to see

Hey, look, it’s me
What no one wants to see
See what you brought this world
Just what you want to see
Hey, Ma
Hey, Mom! Look, it’s me

And he wants to be called “Father” now
Me again, me
The marks inside your arms spell me
Spell only me
I’m the nothing face that plants the bomb and strolls away
I’m the one who doesn’t look quite right as children play

Look, it’s me
The one who can’t be free
Much too young to focus
But too old to see

Hey, look, it’s me
What no one wants to see
See what you brought this world
Just what you want you want to see
Hey, Ma
Hey, Ma! Look, it’s me

Look up to me,
What to be and what to fear
Look up to me
Look, it’s me. Like what you hear?
See right through me
See the one who can’t be free
See right through me
Look, it’s me, what no one wants to see

Now see the black cloud up ahead
That’s me
And this poison ivy chokes the tree
Again it’s me
And I’m the filthy one on Bourbon Street you walk on by
I’m the little boy that pushes, pushes, makes it cry

Look, it’s me
The one who can’t be free
Much too young to focus
But too old to see

Hey, look, it’s me
What no one wants to see
See what you brought this world
Just what you want to see
Hey, Ma
Hey, Ma! Look, it’s me

Hey, Ma
Hey, Ma! Look, it’s me


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Prince Charming song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI beleive that it is saying how every miserable and tragic experience has same responsible party. If you're going to beleive that God is the cause of all good, then he is the cause of all evil. Praise God!
    Jigokusabreon April 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's mad at his parents and he takes it out on everyone else
    King Nothingon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its talking about the people who ignore all the bad things that go on in the world. i think he's saying that its not going away so just face it.
    i_eat_crabappleson June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think its talking about the people who ignore all the bad things that go on in the world. i think he's saying that its not going away so just face it.
    i_eat_crabappleson June 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentace bass.
    Razormasticatoron April 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk well for the "This song is all God" dude, not dissing God or anything but I think that your perspective on the "And if you don’t think this song is about religion cause "that’s not Metallica" here are a few titles:" quote is absurd. People don't think that about Metallica. They like what they hear not what they think Metallica is about. Sure that's a little different for Metallica, but it doesn't mean people question constantly.
    Another thing, you only mentioned 3 songs, (4 if you count this one. Whatever) out of the possibly 150 songs Metallica has ever recorded. So in reality, Metallica ISN'T really too religious.

    "Hey, Ma
    Hey, Mom! Look, it's me
    (this is the only part that confounds me... I don’t understand it)"

    Perfect example that you may possibly not know what you are talking about...
    Keep Searchingon February 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems to have a theme similar to Dyers Eve, assuming the interpretation that it's about James' anger at his parents.
    BlackSabbathon February 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI just can't help but to see these lyrics as an ironic twist of the typical "bad boy" image portrayed by many teenagers and young adults. I could be way off but bear with me...As a college student i have dealt with many many immature high school burn outs and delinquents. Their idea of having fun seems to be causing trouble and bragging about it. They want everyone to know how cool they are for the amount of weed they smoke or fights they got into or how much they drink or things they've stolen. I feel like James may have put an ironic twist into the lyrics "hey ma, hey ma look it's me" as in, clearly when you cause that much trouble and brag about it you want the world to know, as if they want those people to have some respect for them or be proud of them. James satirizes this situation in his lyrics. If you want the world to know how "cool" you are, why keep it from your parents? Basically he is symbolizing the hyporcricy of young adults. "Hey ma, Hey ma look it's me.".....aren't you proud? Everyone else seems to be...
    bschopon August 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about a person who was rejected by his parents.
    Boonechic_21on December 07, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow about if you're going to believe in god then god is the cause of all evil. Save your praise for something real.
    SilentAenimaon August 30, 2002   Link

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