Dyers Eve Lyrics - Metallica
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what is this Hell you have put me through?
Day in, Day out live me life through you
Pushed onto me what's wrong or right
Hidden from this thing that they call life
Every thought I'd think you'd disapprove
Always censoring my every move
Children are seen but are not heard
Tear out everything inspired
Torn from me without your shelter
I'm living blindly
Time has frozen still what's left to be
Cannot face the fact I think for me
No guarantee, it's life as-is
But damn you for not giving me my chance
You've clipped my wings before I learned to fly
I've outgrown that ... lullaby
Same thing I've always heard from you
Do as I say, not as I do
Torn from me without your shelter
I'm living blindly
I'm in hell without you
Cannot cope without you two
Shocked at the world that I see
Innocent victim, please rescue me
Hidden in your world you've made for me
Ripping wounds in me that never heal
Undying spite I feel for you
Living out this hell you always knew
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shut the hell up | Reviewer: Tyler | 3/5/13
Every one needs to stop over analyzing the meaning of the song, there is no meaning james wrote it because it was his way of getting back at his parents. Thats all it is nothing more nothing less so all of you analyzers out there shut the fuck up and leave metallica songs alone.
Dafuq | Reviewer: Eddie | 5/29/12
Why the fuck does everyone over analyze the meaning of the song, why can't u just enjoy it?? The lyrics obviously show its about some sort of family problem, so juss leave it alone and enjoy the song....
Great Song | Reviewer: Jake | 3/4/12
To me i interpret it as being about how kids are always mad at their parents for saying no and being mad that their parents punish them, but the kids fail to see how much their parents help them. Then once they don't get that parents help they realize how hard life is without their parents (I'm in hell without you) and then they go back to being angry again once they get that help from their parents.
Dyer's Eve: Allegory of a Cave | Reviewer: Arianna | 11/3/11
If you read "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato, he has the reader imagine a couple of people who are raised from birth in a dark cave by hooded men. These kids are tied up so they cannot turn to see the other person or learn to walk. The only things they are taught are by the hooded men: they pick up objects and flash the silhouettes of the objects against the wall of the cave, and tell each of them what the object is. Then one day, the men release these people when they are all grown up, and push them out into the light. They cringe at the sight of light at first, but then they slowly learn to live amongst the company of other people and get experiences of life that they didn't receive in the cave. When asked if they wanted to return to the cave, they rejected the idea. I strongly identify this song with the piece written by Plato because it expresses the same elements as the story does: a young person spiteful of his parents who hid him away in a sheltered life and then left him unprepared to face the real world, unable to face the "light" of the world.
Great song and I also identify with its lyrics as well...
Meaning - Some Facts | Reviewer: Zattifier | 8/22/11
This is about James Hetfield's anger towards the way his parents sheltered him from the real world by feeding him their strong religious (Christian Science)beliefs, 'This thing that they call light'. When they both died of cancer due to their belief in prayer over medicine, they left him in a very confused and angry state, shown through the lyrics, 'Torn from me without your shelter'. At the same time as being angry, he was also obviously upset and it soon becomes evident that he is struggling without his parents, 'I'm in hell without you'.
I've only listened to this song twice, but I have read 'The Wolf at Metallica's Door', a biography of Hetfield by Mark Eglinton, and it is amazing how many links you can draw between Hetfield's experiences while growing up and the content of Metallica's songs.
nic | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/10/11
this song is about a boy whos parents treat him like he was still a little boy. you can tell by just listening to the lyrics. his parents wont let him do anything. some of the lyrics that tell me that are, hiddeen from this thing that they call light, or ive outgrown that fucking lullaby
Your all wrong | Reviewer: Aaron | 4/1/11
Obviously your all wrong, it's about James growing up, honestly if you'd listen to interviews you'd know because he stated that it was how he was angry at his parents, many of the songs deal with James personally... Such as fade to black is describing the loss of equipment holding sentimental value to James..... Master of puppets is about drug addiction which they've dealt with etc. Sometimes you draw too Many personal connections and overanalyze the lyrics....
Wow | Reviewer: Authur | 12/26/10
I Just read Enter the Night by Mick Wall. It details the early stages of Metallica and subsequently both Lars and James' adolescent years (in great contrast I might add). It is pretty eye opening, the way James spent his early years and how the events of his childhood have no doubt affected the man behind these lyrics.
Serial Killer?? | Reviewer: Steven Annon | 12/23/10
This song is about the Serial killer Amelia Dyer
she use to raise kids to make the best of them. but then she became sick and twisted and heard for kids dying u get a ay check so she adopted children and killed them on her farm for money
Dear Mother Dear Father | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/29/10
One of my favorite Metallica songs of all time, due to its speed and lyrics. It deals with a child, who led a sheltered life and as a result couldn't make mistakes and learn from them. As a result, the now-adult is horrified at how the world operates and blames it all on his parents who protected him from life
my life | Reviewer: batman | 5/14/10
wow...i was listening to this song when i was mad at my parents and the lyrics totally go with how my life is. My parents don't let me do anything or let me make any of my own decisions. Everyday i feel like im trapped
I can't believe i just finally got into Metallica lol | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/4/10
Great song,I think the lyrical content is possibly the song's strong suit now that I've actually gotten to read them, great closure to the album but wit all due respect for my money "Damage Inc." is tops in terms of putting a cap on a first incarnation Metallica record
My view | Reviewer: James | 4/18/10
This song is not abou abortion, it is written as a suicide note, hence dyers eve, the day before he kills himself. He is clearly depressed because be has been sheltered his whole life, and has hardly lived a life of his own. He is angry at his parents for not giving him a chance at living a normal life.
Anyway, I love this this song, and the way it reflects some of James' past.
Disagreeing with Duckhunter and Anonymous 10/05/09 | Reviewer: scruffziller | 3/26/10
While certain parts may indicate abortion others dont. There are too many lyrics indicatr living through life.
It is most certainly NOT about the child being glad he was sheltered. The song indicates how it was hell growing up in the hell of being sheltered then entering the real world. It then indicates how the sheltering made living in the real world a nightmare. And then knowing and regrowing on his own after had shedding "the fucking lullaby" from his life in order to live his life as he NEEDS to. However since how he grew up was all he knew, he still feels the need for guidance from his parents AND he needs them to guide him but desires a change from his folks. Despite all the anger at his folks he still loves them. This song is the most dead on how my life has played out.
dyers eye meaning | Reviewer: dmaskldn | 1/15/10
James Hetfield said in and interview: "Dyers Eve portrays a child who's been sheltered from most of the outside world, as I was with this religion that my parents were involved in, Christian Science. That alienated me from a lot of the kids at school (...) it really fucked with me as far as being different from other kids. You wanna be part of the gang, you wanna do the things they do. During health class, you don't want to have to get up and excuse yourself because your parents don't want you to learn that stuff"
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