Metallica – Screaming Suicide Lyrics

Song Lyrics

Welcome to this life
Born into the fight
Here to claim your dream
Look you in the eye
Patch the broken sky
Craving dopamine
Then my voice appears
Teaching you of fears
Are you good enough?
You don’t recognize
Head is full of lies
You should just give up

Listen well, better listen well
Listen well, better listen well

Don’t ever speak my name
Remember you’re to blame
Keep me inside
Keep me inside
My name is suicide

Curse another day
Spirit locked away
Punish and deprive
Hate to be awake
Living a mistake
More dead than alive
Then a voice appears
Whisper in your ears
“You are good enough”
Throwing down a rope
A lifeline of hope
Never give you up

Listen well, better listen well
Listen well, better listen well

Don’t ever speak my name
Remember you’re to blame
Keep me inside
Keep me inside
My name is suicide

Terrified in sleepless nights
Caught in spotlight dead to rights
Isolate and fight your mind
Telling you you’re left behind

My lying voice inside
Keeps drinking cyanide
And no more can you run
Into the sun

Terrified, sleepless nights
Caught in spotlight dead to rights
Isolate and fight your mind
Telling you you’re left behind

And now you speak my name
You’ve given back the blame
Keep me deep inside
Don’t you keep me inside
Screaming suicide

Now that I’m exposed inside
Shined a light on cyanide
I’m no longer needed here
Now you’ve faced your biggest fear

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Metallica’s “Screaming Suicide” Lyrics Meaning

The lyrics of “Screaming Suicide” describe the feeling of being trapped in a difficult situation, and the need to cope with difficult emotions. The song suggests that the person is hearing a voice that is encouraging them to take their own life, but also a voice that is offering hope and reassurance. The lyrics express the feeling of being isolated, and that they are being left behind.

One of the most striking lines in the song is “Welcome to this life, Born into the fight, Here to claim your dream, Look you in the eye, Patch the broken sky, Craving dopamine” which paints a picture of someone who is trying to achieve their dreams while dealing with the brokenness of life.

Another poignant line is “Then my voice appears, Teaching you of fears, Are you good enough? You don’t recognize, Head is full of lies, You should just give up” this line highlights the internal struggle and self-doubt that can lead to suicidal thoughts, the voice that is encouraging to take their own life, but also a voice that is offering hope and reassurance.

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