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My mother was a witch, she was burned alive.
Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried.
Take her down now, don't want to see her face
Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace.

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice.
Gotta see 'em pay the price.
See their bodies out on the ice.
Take my time.

Am I evil? Yes I am. (what is it man?)
(Am I evil? yes I am.)

As I watched my mother die, I lost my head.
Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread.
Taking no chances, you come with me.
I'll split you to the bone, (yeah yeah) help set you free.

Twenty-seven, everyone was nice.
Gotta see 'em pay the price.
See their bodies out on the ice.
Take my time.

Am I evil? yes I am. (come on)
(Am I evil? yes I am.)
ohh yea betcha man

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Am I Evil? Lyrics as written by Sean Lyndon Harris Brian Andrew Tatler

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Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI haven't heard the Diamond Head version, but this one's pretty good! I love that short solo at 1:20 of the song. One of my favorite songs in this album.
    Shadowbitchon May 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always thought this song was about a boy whose mother was convicted of being a witch and killed. He figures that since his mother was evil, then he must be evil too and might as well live up to it by doing evil things and getting revenge.
    Matthew_Xon December 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I think it's about a guy whose mother was a witch and burned for her "crime". He thought that since she was supposedly evil, he likely was as well and went around doing a bunch of wicked things in an attempt to avenge his poor mommy's death. I like this song 'cuz I know a lot of people who wonder if they're evil.
    devilslittlesisteron March 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, the Diamond Head version is good, but Metallica does a better job. I like Hetfield's voice better, simply because it sounds more (pause) well...evil than Sean Harris's. Still Diamond Head is a good band, highly influential to my favorite kind of music, thrash metal (although my name should have already told you that). Their best song is probably Lightning To The Nations.
    Thrash Metal Rulezon April 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionMy face is long forgot, my face not my own
    Sweet and timely whore, take me home

    This verse means a lot to me

    ty 4 da space
    renzo57916on December 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone who likes the cover should check out Diamond Head. They were one of the Metallica's biggest influences in their earlier days. I got a most of the better songs on KaZaA and a very fast connection.
    soothsayeron August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsome ppl *cough*ks7702*cough* annoy me...
    angelwithoutwingson June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe D.H version was better.
    Ben2k9on September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta lot of peopl elike this song but i dont see what so great about it compared to the other songs on the garage days revisited 2nd disc.
    the King of shiton February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't like this version; original Diamond Head version was better.
    Vannarothon February 12, 2005   Link

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