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Master Of Puppets - Metallica

The Experience: Life of death becoming clearer... Substance abuse becomes addiction becomes death. Your most lucid moments are even worse because you surface just enough for it to hurt again...
The Vibe: Tension and despair.
The Topic: Drugs. Substance abuse. Addiction.
The Value: Freedom.
The Tension: Master you promised (I wanted freedom and happinessVS. Only lies (I found slavery and death).

Music video: -

The Meaning of Master Of Puppets: The rhythm is frantic and there is no rest or resolution for the tension... much like the slavery to drugs that the lyrics express. Drugs control you: obey your master. They twist your mind. They kill your future: smashing your dreams. They destroy you: I'm your source of self-destruction. But they also drag you onward - come crawling faster - in a ritualized dance of death: pain monopoly, ritual misery. The musical interlude is a moment of sorrowful peace. But the tension ratchets back up. You're not actually free. You rail against the ruin addiction has made of your life: master, master where's the dreams that I've been after? Master, master you promised only lies. But that rebellion is short-lived. The high is all you can aspire to: fix me. The response is mockery not mercy: laughter. And a willingness to help you out of your misery: I will help you die.

Ask yourself: When do you start to die? When is it still not to late to get help?

Album: Master Of Puppets - 1986

LYRICS:


End of passion play, crumbling away
I'm your source of self-destruction
Veins that pump with fear, sucking darkest clear
Leading on your death's construction
Taste me you will see
More is all you need
You're dedicated to
How I'm killing you

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master

Needlework the way, never you betray
Life of death becoming clearer
Pain monopoly, ritual misery
Chop your breakfast on a mirror
Taste me you will see
More is all you need
You're dedicated to
How I'm killing you

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master

[interlude]

Master, master
Where's the dreams that I've been after?
Master, master
You promised only lies
Laughter, laughter
All I hear or see is laughter
Laughter, laughter
Laughing at my cries

Fix me

Hell is worth all that, natural habitat
Just a rhyme without a reason
Never-ending maze, drift on numbered days
Now your life is out of season
I will occupy
I will help you die
I will run through you
Now I rule you too

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master
Master

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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