Metallica – Enter Sandman

Enter Sandman is the first song and lead single off of the Black Album.It deals with nightmares. “Enter Sandman” is arguably Metallica’s most popular song to date. One of the reasons for the popularity is the association with sports. For example, this song was played when the Yankee Mariano Rivera would come to the plate, as they would say this meant it was lights out.

When Metallica played in Yankee Stadium, on September 14th, 2011, they made sure to play “Enter Sandman.” They commented about how they had to play it being in Yankee Stadium and that they didn’t want to be in the stadium of the losing team-Mets Stadium.

Lycris

Say your prayers, little one-
Don’t forget, my son-
To include everyone-
I tuck you in, warm within-
Keep you free from sin-
’till the sandman he comes-

Sleep with one eye open-
Gripping your pillow tight-

Exit: light-
Enter: night-
Take my hand-
We’re off to never never land-

Something’s wrong, shut the light-
Heavy thoughts tonight-
And they aren’t of snow white-
Dreams of war, dreams of liars-
Dreams of dragon’s fire-
And of things that will bite, yeah-

Sleep with one eye open-
Gripping your pillow tight-

Exit: light-
Enter: night-
Take my hand-
We’re off to never never land-

Now i lay me down to sleep-
Pray the lord my soul to keep-
If i die before i wake-
Pray the lord my soul to take-

Hush little baby, don’t say a word-
And never mind that noise you heard-
It’s just the beasts under your bed-
In your closet, in your head-

Exit: light-
Enter: night-
Grain of sand-
Exit: light-
Enter: night-
Take my hand-
We’re off to never never land-

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