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Metallica The Four Horsemen Lyrics

Last updated: 06/15/2013 07:17:58 PM

One last breath the fourth winds blow
Better raise your ears
The sound of hooves knock at your door
Lock up your wife and children now
It's time to wield the blade
For now you've got some company

Horsemen are drawing nearer
On leather steeds they ride
They've come to take your life
On through the death of night
With the Four Horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die

You've been dying since the day you were born
You know it's all been planned
The quartet of deliverance rides
A sinner once, a sinner twice
No need for confessions now
'Cause now you've got the fight of your life

The Horsemen are drawing nearer
On leather steeds they ride
They've come to take your life
On through the dead of night
With the Four Horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die

Time has taken its toll on you
The lines that crack your face
Famine, your body it has torn through
Withered in every place
Pestilence, for what you had to endure
And what you have put others through
Death, deliverance for you for sure
Now there's nothing you can do

Gather 'round young warriors now
Saddle up your steeds
Killing scores with demon swords
Now is the death of doers of wrong
Swing the judgment hammer down
Safely inside armor, blood, guts and sweat

The Horsemen are drawing nearer
On leather steeds they ride
They've come to take your life
On through the dead of night
With the Four Horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die

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I'm Right and You're Wrong | Reviewer: AJ | 6/16/13

Let's get this straight. Mustaine is better than Hammett. The Mechanix was originally a Metallica song, but since Dave got the boot, Hetfield only changed the lyrics and the title. Dave got to keep his song, however, and performed it with his band, Megadeth, in their first album, Killing is My Business. Mustaine wrote, I believe, the entire Kill 'em All album and two songs from Ride the Lightning. I may be wrong, but I know he got credit for most of them. The Four Horsemen they're talking about is obviously about the apocalypse that is Conquest, War, Famine, and Death (Don't argue, I just fucking looked it up to make sure I don't look like an ass). I don't know why this one dumbass calls it trash metal, when it really is thrash metal also.

The Four Horsemen | Reviewer: Guldfisk | 10/16/12

This is actually not very relevant but the christian who reviewed this under the name "Chase" is wrong: the fourth of the horsemen is War, not Conquest. Conquest and Pestilence are actually two versions of the same one, but Death, War and Famine are always there.

More relevant to this page is however this: Metallica rules, this song rules.

U just cant | Reviewer: Ummm ok? | 12/26/11

I forgot who said it but you can't compare Kirk to Dave ones a lead and ones a rhythm and u can't bring uP that they stole his songs he only wrote 6 songs and made the spider chord for the call of cthulu

oh man... | Reviewer: thepastosonline | 11/23/11

i so fucking agree with that guy on top, emm... I can be bastard or something like that i dont remember his name. Anyways get a life you idiots stop commenting bullshit and simply listen to metal! By the way dave wins over kirk

really you guys? | Reviewer: i can haz metallica | 8/2/11

All the comments on what interpretation of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are hilarious. You guys sound like rival english professors trying to figure out the symbolism of what famous dead guys were "trying to say" in their famous works (which is mostly BS by the way - how many things can one guy really say/mean/symbolize in one piece of literature). Keep it commin' crazies. I love this shit.

Fucksake. | Reviewer: Jordan | 4/1/11

I mean Cmon for fucksake. Its always something to do with dave fucking mustaine. I personally give a shit. I think the song is fucking amazing, and I don't really care. But! Those who argue over it are just fucking ridiculos and should just go grab a life while they still can.

C'mon | Reviewer: Ad | 2/1/11

Anybody that comes on here to talk smack... Grow up. Good grief enjoy the music, then go about your business. Do you think these guys made music to make money? No, they love music. Just like you guys. So chill out, get high and enjoy the ride

Insults to one or two immature people on this thread. | Reviewer: Some reference to metal. | 1/7/11


I'm going to preach rationalism to you all, because you're all being unreasonable, even though there's so many people doing the same that the "idiots" are way at the bottom of the board.

Now I'm going to cite the same facts as if they're some sort of revelation, even though everyone else cited the same facts!

My Opinion | Reviewer: Chase | 12/18/10

First off, I would like to get the fact that I am a Christian out in the open. If you are offended by this, I apologize, and please disregard my comment. This song is clearly referring to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as referenced in Revelation. This song even mentions three of the four, Famine, Pestilence, and Death, the fourth being Conquest.
If you think this is inaccurate, that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. I have expressed mine, and so I will end on this note: This song is awesome, long live _/\/\etallic/-\_

They're both good. | Reviewer: Christopher. | 11/9/10

Yeah Metallica's version was good. Megadeth's version was good. Kirk is a good guitarist. Dave is a good guitarist. You don't need to argue about this stuff, no one will win. EVER. Metallica went on to make great music. So did Megadeth. Both are great thrash bands. Neither is superior to the other. Get over it.

ummm...get YOUR facts straight! | Reviewer: The Fifth Horseman | 10/21/10

Yea, Dave might have written the original lyrics and some of the guitar riffs for the song "Mechanix" WHICH FIRST appeared on Metallica's demo - "No life 'til Leather", while he was still in Metallica. It is the original, fast version of the song, with James on vocals. After getting the boot from the Meta-boys, Dave re-records the song as Megadeth - we all know this. At the same time, Metallica record a DIFFERENT version of the song, with different tempo, different subject matter and lyrics altogether!! BOTH song deserve recognition, regardless!!

Let it be | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/9/10

Most of you are just retards.. And I hate to have to call people that but seriously, let it be... Kirk is in metallica now and Dave isn't. With out Dave, metallica is still rocking the fuck out.
As for the whole megadeath argument... SHUT THE FUCK UP!
No one has the right to compare metallica to any other band due to the fact metallica is one the oldest bands out there and still alive.
I understand we all have opinions but come on, stop acting like little girls about who's a better band. That's like comparing those two faggot teenagers from twilight.
And now with Robert as the new bassist, that gave metallica at least another good 10 years.
Also, drop the whole ranking system of the guitarists out there... That bullshit leaderboard was created by some fat guy at a desk in the music industry.
Metallica rocks by the way^_^

shut up | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/2/10

Metallica and Megadeth are the best two metal bands out there, in my opinion. It's sad that metallica got more publicity but I don't really think one band is better. Dave and Kirk are great guitarists, and James Hetfield is a better vocalist than Dave. Stop arguing and appreciate the best two metal bands ever.

MEGATHRAXSLAYTALLICA | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/25/10

i hate metallica fans who hate megadeth, and vice versa.okay mr anonymous its thrash, not trash, so shut the fuck up.i like both the four horsemen and mechanix, but this one is in MY opinion for who's the better guitarist, i think mustaine got better skills, and those who care about rankings, can do themselves a favor, and go fuck themselves.justice for all, master of puppets, killem all, black album, ride the lightning and death magnetic are the best metallica albums, the rest sucks dick.long live thrash metal

awesomeness | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/14/10

i think this song is about metallica themselves. the lyrics talk about FOUR (hetty, kirk, cliff, lars) horsemen and it says "with the four horsmen ride, or choose your fate and die" meaning join us or f*ck you go die! and it was from an album that was strictly about killing people (and getting whiplash :D).