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I can't remember anything
Can't tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops me

Now that the war is through with me
I'm waking up, I cannot see
That there is not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, wake me

Back in the womb it's much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But can't look forward to reveal
Look to the time when I'll live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty
Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, wake me

Now the world is gone, I'm just one
Oh God help me
Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, help me

Darkness imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs

Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell



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    Bogan16Aug 4, 2008 at 8:37 am
    This song is actually based on a movie called"Johnny Got His Gun" It is about a man that goes into war and is wounded by a mine. He loses his legs , arms, voice, hearing and sight, so basicaly he is a prisoner in his own body
  • t
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    tylerdotcom13Sep 6, 2008 at 6:51 am
    Bogan is right, its about a man trapped in his own body Hence the lyrics: Fed through the tube that sticks in me
    Just like a wartime novelty
    Tied to machines that make me be
    Cut this LIFE off from me
    and music lover, metallica has hella deep songs if you actually look into it
    do some research
  • r
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    RyngsMay 25, 2010 at 6:55 am
    This song is a true story Dethklokr has it dead on its a man who was hit by a landmine "landmine has taken my sight take my speech. . ." and was alive in the hospital unable to move anything but his fingers, constantly tapping "kill me" over and over in morse code
  • n
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    NarcissaOct 13, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    I think its about a soldier who was badly (no arms, no legs, no voice) is kept alive but the soldier cant do anything but hurt and wants to just die. Its pretty deep.
  • MusicLover600
    +3
    MusicLover600Jul 26, 2008 at 4:36 am
    For Metallica this is a pretty deep song. I love it because it speaks a story of a soldier and his struggle.

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