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Metallica – The Day That Never Comes lyrics

Born to push you around
Better just stay down
You pull away
He hits the flesh
You hit the ground

Mouth so full of lies
Tend to black your eyes
Just keep them closed
Keep praying
Just keep waiting

Waiting for the one
The day that never comes
When you stand up
And feel the warmth
But the sunshine never comes, no
No the sunshine never comes

Push you cross that line
Just stay down this time
Hide in yourself
Crawl in yourself
You'll have your time

God I'll make them pay
Take it back one day
I'll end this day
I'll splatter color
On this gray

Waiting for the one
The day that never comes
When you stand up
And feel the warmth
But the sunshine never comes

Love is a four letter word
And never spoken here
Love is a four letter word
Here in this prison

I suffer this no longer
I'll put an end to
This I swear
This starts where the sun will shine
These stars will
These stars will
This I swear!

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  • m
    As You Know This Song Has Been Made For "War" Especially The War of Afghanestan (that is done unsuccessfully by us army)
    this song (and also its music video) wants to show the effect of war on the soldiers; because of the war many hundred of they got mental problems and they think it belongs to the people of Afghanestan, but at the end they think more about their conditions ant the realize that it doesn't and it's the us that has made these problem and the people are not terrorist (in opposite of what they heard of their leaders).
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  • u
    Are you guys retarded? This is a song about domestic violence; about all the women out there who are beaten to bloody pulps (he hits the flesh, you hit the ground) by their men and yet they never leave (here in this prison) because of love (your eyes, just keep them closed), holding on to the hope (just keep praying) that someday (the day that never comes) he'll stop (the sun will shine).
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  • u
    The song is about a man in the military, and one day his buddy gets shot by an enemy sniper, the man tried to save him, but he died. He swore that he would avenge the mans life that day, he didn't, a couple of months later he encounters some natives, he has the ability to kill them, he knows they are innocent, and he stops himself, knowing what was right and what was wrong.
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  • s
    Sarah Joy Wion
    I would have to relate to the peeps who interpret this to be about a woman in an abusive relationship. She waits for him to change his ways. He beats her down (verbally/mentally/physically) and encourages her to just stay down. He manipulates her into staying (mouth so full of lies). Eventually she gains strength enough to overcome and leave. (She decides to splatter color on this gray) This is how I interpret this song. When I listen to it, I think of the relationship I just escaped. I think of the way he beat me down with words. I think of the way I hoped things would change (stand up to feel the warmth) but he just got worse (the sunshine never comes). I left him (I'll put an end to this I swear). Even if the words were not written for this purpose, this is what they mean to me.
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  • m
    This song is about how people that are in service are aways under control by there commanding officer and they will always wait for the day that they can come home but that day never comes; hence the name of this song by Metallica: "THE DAY THAT NEVER COMES" which is why this song is called that. It is literally about the day they can come home but that is the day that never comes for them and they really miss there families.
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