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Guilty as charged
But damn it, it ain't right.
There's someone else controlling me,
Death in the air,
Strapped in the electric chair,
This can't be happening to me.
Who made you God to say
"I'll take your life from you!"
Flash before my eyes,
Now it's time to die.
Burning in my brain,
I can feel the flame.
Wait for the sign,
To flick the switch of death,
It's the beginning of the end.
Sweat chilling cold;
As I watch death unfold,
Consciousness my only friend.
My fingers grip with fear,
What am I doing here?
Flash before my eyes,
Now it's time to die,
Burning in my brain,
I can feel the flame.
Someone help me,
Oh please, God help me,
They’re trying to take it all away,
I don't want to die.
Someone help me,
Oh please, God help me
They’re trying to take it all away,
I don't want to die.
Time moving slow,
The minutes seem like hours.
The final curtain all I see,
How true is this?
Just get it over with,
If this is true, just let it be.
Wakened by horrid scream,
Freed from this frightening dream.
Flash before my eyes,
Now it's time to die,
Burning in my brain,
I can feel the flame.



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  • wolfbiker
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    wolfbikerJul 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    I don't think the guy in the song necessarily dies in the electric chair ('wakened by this horrid scream/ freed from this frightening dream'). I think it's more about him having a nightmare in which he dies in the electric chair.
  • U
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    UnregisteredMar 2, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Zekethejman before mustaine left metallica he left a few riff and bits and pieces of songs. Some of those were used in this song, so metallica did the right thing and put him in the credits.

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