Welcome Home Lyrics - Metallica

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Welcome to where time stands still
no one leaves and no one will
Moon is full, never seems to change
just labeled mentally deranged
Dream the same thing every night
I see our freedom in my sight
No locked doors, No windows barred
No things to make my brain seem scarred
Sleep my friend and you will see
that dream is my reality
They keep me locked up in this cage
can't they see it's why my brain says Rage
Sanitarium, leave me be
Sanitarium, just leave me alone
Build my fear of what's out there
and cannot breathe the open air
Whisper things into my brain
assuring me that I'm insane
They think our heads are in their hands
but violent use brings violent plans
Keep him tied, it makes him well
he's getting better, can't you tell?
No more can they keep us in
Listen damn it ,we will win
They see it right, they see it well
but they think this saves us from our hell!
Sanitarium, leave me be
Sanitarium, just leave me alone
Sanitarium, just leave me alone
Fear of living on
natives getting restless now
Mutiny in the air
got some death to do
Mirror stares back hard
Kill it's such a friendly word
seems the only way
for reaching out again.

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For you people wondering what it's about | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/6/14

Who says complicated stuff about this song, I honestly think you're wrong. It's just song about a guy locked up in a madhouse. The people that work there make him believe that he is "mentally deranged" and "whisper things into his brain". So he thinks of escape in the part where he says "violent use springs violent plans".

serious | Reviewer: chet bullock | 10/11/12

Well if any of you have ever been to one you'd know the comparison I spent my birthday in cherrry hospital this year. And that's really what happens its reference to the government cocain and amental institute is awesome

Seeing world but not understanding | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/12

The damnation of human kind, you can experience the world, but you don't really understand it, eventhough we try, there are some limits to understanding, we still exist and carry on though, kinda sad - joke interpretation

very nice | Reviewer: todorino | 10/1/11

song might be about an insane pearson but i dought it... becouse of the sanatarium which is the songs core. song's about manipulative bastards who tell us what to do who control what we fear and intelligent people recognise this and want to fight 4 themselves and the others. like metallica.

FUCKIN AWESOME!!!! | Reviewer: Renghelsing | 5/22/11

They're the best band ever man...super cool lyrics, with mind blowing guitars. I really wish we were in the same generation or some shit like that. My friends used to say they way too old. But hey, they're a lot better than our gay, punk nd emo losers. Not only they're better, they're waaaay greater...it's really sad that they're getting a bit old. But i'm sure that they're names will never die...ever...
Metallica forever

Meaning | Reviewer: Matt | 11/7/10

I've read that this song is actually about people being driven insane by having to do the same thing over and over, sort of like society itself is making us insane. But, it might not be. And, like most Metallica songs, it probably has several meanings and is supposed to be interpreted different ways.

whoah. pure awesomeness. | Reviewer: metallicon | 8/23/10

metallica are my favorite band, but this song is 6 minutes of bliss. the verse riff is so good. metallica on clean guitar sounds just as good as metal metallica. the lyrics have actual meaning to them, not like new music which is just about falling in love and describing it in the corniest way possible while the effects on their voice make it sound like the person is a good singer. i hate how james hetfield is nearing 50 and still singing at his best but people nowadays are in their 20s and cant sing for crap.

Best Metallica Song | Reviewer: Nate | 7/4/10

Not that my interpretation matters in the least, but...

I think that it is really about an insane person - "They see it right, they see it well, but they think this saves us from our hell!

A song possibly about the errors and mistakes in our mental health institutions! Or about health in general.

This song is cOoL! | Reviewer: Rush fan | 5/27/10

I think that baseing the whole song around just a few lines is messed up. But at the end I think that he was going to kill all the DR.s not himself. Kinda a hero sort of thing. Saveing everyone else as well. But anyways who like "DeathMagnetic"?? All Nightmare Long is soooo freaking sweeet!!

Mental Health-"Care" | Reviewer: Ross L3-94 | 2/22/10

I've been sectioned before.. And this is exactly how it feels, the place drives you *to* insanity and makes you worse.

I was in there for depression and suicidal tendancies, and really, it was horrible in there.
Like the lyrics say, it does drive you to do stupid things.. I ran away from there a few times and overdosed, and I lashed out at the nurses a lot. It really is shocking that this is our supposed system to help people like this.

I lied my way out of there in the end. I really wasn't any better when I left. But things look a lot better now, and it's strangely comforting to know it could be worse.

This is an amazing song in my opinion and there have been some brilliant covers of it done over the years.

The Truth | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/26/10

The song is in fact a very insightful discription to what really goes on and what people really feel in institutions everywhere. The authorities exagerate what the paitent has told them and repeat things back to them(whisper things into my brain insuring me I'm insane.)

I have been sectioned and this masterpiece paints a very true picture to what you actually feel and what you go through.

It is a great song as well.

Got to love metallica | Reviewer: Zeke | 8/8/09

I don't necessarily think this is a song about someone who is locked up who doesn't necessarily have the issues they put someone in there for (notice "our," "us," "we") He's not just talking about himself. If you look at the language and word choices it suggests that being locked up is not the answer to helping someone with their problems. It puts the person into a personal hell. Also he indicates some abuse of the prisoners (violent use brings violent plans). Of course this is an awsome song by metallica!!!

Kesey | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/1/09

The song is based on Ken Keseys book One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. An amazing book and great movie. Read the book before the movie though because they are presented from different points of view. Awesome song. Awesome band. Woo!

Just great | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/10/09

This song is great BUT suicide is not an option it's act of desperation wich no one should think about!!! I know a girl she tried to kill herself and thanks to her friends she is still alive and very pretty ;) If you're scared of faith taste it. It's not so scary even Hell looking. I'll die proud of what you've left behind. I'll try to "save the world" at least my world.

Good Song | Reviewer: Sayer | 11/13/08

As of almost all Metallica songs, I think this represents A man, who is not insane, but everyone thinks he is, so he is locked up against his will. The last few lines is about killing some people to make them see what they made him, or he thinks suicide is only way to get out of that

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