Metallica – Sad But True

Sad But True is the second track from Metallica’s fifth album The Black Album. It was written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

“Sad But True” is one of the nine songs to be played live over 1000 times, along with “Master Of Puppets”, “Creeping Death”, “Seek & Destroy”, “One”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, “Enter Sandman”, “Fade To Black”, and “Nothing Else Matters”.

Lycris :

Hey (hey)-
I’m your life-
I’m the one who takes you there-

Hey (hey)-
I’m your life-
I’m the one who cares-

They (they)-
They betray-
I’m your only true friend now-

They (they)-
They’ll betray-
I’m forever there-

I’m your dream, make you real-
I’m your eyes when you must steal-
I’m your pain when you can’t feel-
Sad but true-

I’m your dream, mind astray-
I’m your eyes while you’re away-
I’m your pain while you repay-
You know it’s sad but true-
Sad but true

You (you)-
You’re my mask-
You’re my cover, my shelter-

You (you)-
You’re my mask-
You’re the one who’s blamed-

Do (do)-
Do my work-
Do my dirty work, scapegoat-

Do (do)-
Do my deeds-
For you’re the one who’s shamed-

I’m your dream, make you real-
I’m your eyes when you must steal-
I’m your pain when you can’t feel-
Sad but true-

I’m your dream, mind astray-
I’m your eyes while you’re away-
I’m your pain while you repay-
You know it’s sad but true-
Sad but true-

I’m your dream-
I’m your eyes-
I’m your pain-

I’m your dream (I’m your dream)-
I’m your eyes (I’m your eyes)
I’m your pain (I’m your pain)-
You know it’s sad but true-

Hate (hate)-
I’m your hate-
I’m your hate when you want love-

Pay (pay)-
Pay the price-
Pay, for nothing’s fair-

Hey (hey)-
I’m your life-
I’m the one who took you there-

Hey (hey)-
I’m your life-
And I no longer care-

I’m your dream, make you real-
I’m your eyes when you must steal-
I’m your pain when you can’t feel-
Sad but true-

I’m your truth, telling lies-
I’m your reason, alibis-
I’m inside, open your eyes-
I’m you-
Sad but true-

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