11 thoughts on “Metallica – Enter Sandman

  1. I would imagine this had a pertinent message, although I couldn’t make the lyrics out, and I’m not up to searching for them on line.

    1. “We’d had that title “Enter Sandman” for a long time. It was originally gonna be about crib death – y’know, baby suddenly dies, the sandman killed it. But that’s a little corny. I wanted more of the mental thing where this kid gets manipulated by what adults say. And you know when you wake up with that shit in your eye? That’s supposedly been put in there by the sandman to make you dream. So the guy in the song tells this little kid that and he kinda freaks. He can’t sleep after that and it works the opposite way. Instead of a soothing thing, the table’s turned.”

      “… the line ‘Off to never never land’ was originally ‘Disrupt the perfect family’.”

      https://www.uncut.co.uk/features/the-making-of-metallica-s-enter-sandman-7618

  2. Enter Sandman
    Metallica

    Say your prayers little one
    Don’t forget my son
    To include everyone
    I tuck you in, warm within
    Keep you free from sin
    ‘Til the sandman he comes
    Sleep with one eye open
    Gripping your pillow tight
    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    We’re off to never-never land
    Something’s wrong, shut the light
    Heavy thoughts tonight
    And they aren’t of Snow White
    Dreams of war, dreams of liars
    Dreams of dragon’s fire
    And of things that will bite, yeah
    Sleep with one eye open
    Gripping your pillow tight
    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    We’re off to never-never land
    Now I lay me down to sleep
    Now I lay me down to sleep
    Pray the lord my soul to keep
    Pray the lord my soul to keep
    If I die before I wake
    If I die before I wake
    Pray the lord my soul to take
    Pray the lord my soul to take
    Hush little baby don’t say a word
    And never mind that noise you heard
    It’s just the beasts under your bed
    In your closet in your head
    Exit light
    Enter night
    Grain of sand
    Exit light
    Enter night
    Take my hand
    We’re off to never-never land
    Boo! Yeah yeah!
    We’re off to never-never land
    Take my hand
    We’re off to never-never land
    Take my hand
    We’re off to never-never land
    We’re off to never-never land
    We’re off to never-never land

    Songwriters: Kirk Hammett
    Enter Sandman lyrics © Creeping Death Music

        1. Thanks. 🙂

          Checking the rest of the news now (didn’t get a chance earlier, had stuff to do). Only good news I’ve seen so far is the last article I just commented on.

      1. Hey, #1! Glad you’re rebounding. My gf and I went to see the Electric Six a few months back. Turned out it was free Carlsberg and free Tullamore Dew night so yeah, it was a good cheap night and a great show. Thought of ya

        1. Hey, Martist… actually, I only have an hour a day on the library computer until I can get mine running again, so I have extremely limited access to the news (SUCKS!). Occasional comment or two only. I was mainly checking for an update on Mark.

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