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Been here before

Been here before couldn't say I liked it
Do I start writing all this down?
Just let me plug you into my world
Can't you help me be uncrazy?

Name this for me, heat the cold air
Take the chill off of my life
And if I could I'd turn my eyes
To look inside to see what's comin'

It comes alive
And I die a little more
It comes alive
Each momnent here I die a little more

Then the unnamed feeling
It comes alive
Then the unnamed feeling
Takes me away

I'm frantic in your soothing arms
I can not sleep in this down filled world
I've found safety in this loneliness
But I cannot stand it anymore

Cross my heart and hope not to die
Swallow evil, ride the sky
Lose myself in a crowded room
You fool, you fool, it will be here soon

It comes alive
And I die a little more
It comes alive
Each moment here I die a little more

Then the unnamed feeling
It comes alive
Then the unnamed feeling
Treats me this way
And I wait for this train
Toes over the line
And then the unnamed feeling
Takes me away

Get the fuck out of here
I just wanna get the fuck away from me
I rage, I glaze, I hurt, I hate
It hate it all, why? Why? Why me?

I cannot sleep wth a head like this
I wanna cry, I wanna scream
I rage, I glaze, I hurt, I hate
I wanna hate it all away

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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    The song is about the feeling you have before going insane. It could refer to his drinking problems, or it could be inspired by something else. James hetfield says that it refers to anxiety.
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    wseebackSep 6, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    the unnamed feeling is the feeling of wanting to drink alcohol, dealing with withdrawls, and the isolation you feel when you realize you're an alcoholic. He hates himself for it, he can't sleep without it. swallow evil - drink. lose myself in a crowded room - isolation. i rage, glaze, hurt, hate - withdrawl. wait for this train, toes over the line - so very tempted to drink. It's something that he'll deal with for the rest of his life.

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