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Metallica The Outlaw Torn Lyrics

Last updated: 02/09/2014 05:55:56 AM

And now I wait my whole lifetime for you
And now I wait my whole lifetime for you

I ride the dirt, I ride the tide for you
I search the outside, search inside for you

To take back what you left me
I know I'll always burn to be
The one who seeks so I may find
And now I wait my whole lifetime

Outlaw of torn
Outlaw of torn
And I'm torn

So on I wait my whole lifetime for you
So on I wait my whole lifetime for you

The more I search, the more my need for you
The more I bless, the more I bleed for you

You make me smash the clock and feel
I'd rather die behind the wheel
Time was never on my side
So on I wait my whole lifetime
Outlaw of torn
Outlaw of torn
Outlaw of torn
And I'm torn

Hear me
And if I close my mind in fear
Please pry it open
See me
And if my face becomes sincere
Hold me
And when I start to come undone
Stitch me together
Save me
And when you see me strut
Remind me of what left this outlaw torn

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just awesome | Reviewer: metallifan | 10/16/13

one of my favorites by metallica...i LOVE the main riff and the DRUMS!! possibly the best drumming over a solo ever, and also great during the last chorus...

i never tire of this song....uhhh, but the lyrics on this site blows.

Blown away1st listening | Reviewer: Metaman_ct | 4/18/13

The 1st time I heard this song ,I had only heard their old shit.i thought this song had so much of what had been lacking in their 1st three albums: raw emotion. Not to say the 1st three are bad(they are awesome), just a different kind of metal. It is a heavy song. To be heavy a song doesn't have to be fast too. Some metal heads don't get that. It doesn't have to be Slayer fast every time. I love this song more every listening. I agree with everyone before who said theses albums( load/reload) don't get the respect they deserve. They definitely need to play more songs off these albums live.

one of the greatest songs ever | Reviewer: chester | 4/15/12

it's one of the best. what else can be said about this song. it's so powerfull, raw, emotional, slow, hard and heavy all rolled into one. probaly the best James has ever sung on this song. the s&m version is good but nothing compares to the original on the load album. turn it up loud....heaps of bass and enjoy. promise it will get you hard in all the right places :)

James and Jason | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/1/11

This song is so great. Inspired and deeply, passion, sad lyrics slowly music but strong at same time... And the guitar Solo... Fuck! All is amazing but... James's voice with jason on background vocals... Yeaah! Robert T. Is good but i like the "energy bomb" of jason. And he is so great on background vocals. They booth made great songs with the best voices. I like all the metallialbums... Thrash, rock, progressive... Whatever! They metallica and they can play how they want it. Great music! Hey sorry about my englis... I speak spanish. Metal up your ass!

Wow...James is amazing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/8/11

I totally agree with everyone here..james' voice is amazing. I knew he had powerful vocals but this song is outta hand! The passion in his voice is so inspiring. It's great when you can relate to lyrics and I feel that each Metallica song is so relatable. I love James!! I think he's the most versatile and talented member of the band...which is saying a lot since Lars, Kirk and Robert are so talented as well.

Amazing Vocals | Reviewer: Kemerogh | 6/14/11

This song is my favorite as far as vocals go, James in the S&M album has such power and feeling behind is vocals. I think the thing that throws this song over the edge, is honestly Jason's backing vocals during the chorus. He still has that deep gritty sound while you hear James polished clear sound over top of it. Amazing.

...what?? | Reviewer: Brittany | 3/16/11

To whoever this Pharoah person is...youre obviously foreign because nothing you said makes sense at all...i dont know who this "her" is that youre referring to...but yes, Metallica is the greatest band that has ever walked the earth and anyone who doesnt like them shouldn't be allowed air.

OK... | Reviewer: Pharaoh Marik III. | 3/14/11

This song is OK,I like it very much,but i still don't listen to her very often(when i have enough time then i listen)everybody laugh at me because i love Metallica,so what?SO FUCKING WHAT?!!!I'll listen to her to the end of my life...METAL RULES!!!

Based on the book? | Reviewer: Erin | 3/2/11

I'm surprised that with so many positive reviews for the lyrics and inspiration that no one has wondered if it was inspired by the book "Outlaw of Torn" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It's one of his lesser known books, but it's amazing. I can easily seeing it being the basis for this song. You can read it on-line too:

Omg James | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/24/10

Ok, putting my complete infatuation for James hetfield's voice aside, metallica is probably one of the best bands of all time. And for all the people that commented how much they like the S&M version, I totally effing agree. It's hard to choose whether I like this song or bleeding me better. All I know us that I want to make a vibrator out of the sound waves of James' voice. Lol

My favorite! | Reviewer: Metallica fan | 8/22/10

I really like this song! I don't know how many replays made of this song! This is my favorite song of Metallica ever, it gives me the chills, i really like the lyrics of the song! It looks like James really was inspired while doing the song, i can't live without Metallica! METALLICA FOR EVER!!!!

Awesome | Reviewer: Elisabeth | 12/7/09

I think that The Outlaw Torn is a beautiful song and the emotion in Hetfield's voice can be heard and that really touches me. Every time I hear the song I get a feeling that I caren't describe like I know what Hetfield and the rest of the band are feeling. Anyway, awesome song!

could it be the best song ever? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/6/09

don't know how many times i have listened to this song over and over doesn't matter what version of the song they are all amazing live version or studio version the basic riffs, james singing from his heart i never knew james could even sing like that to many people can relate to this song if you have ever lost a loved one the live version with the orchestra just adds more meaning to the song it doesn't matter what you are doing you feel powerful doing it and at least, as much as i love songs about sex drugs killing and rock & roll, its a song about a sad time in metallica history i would certainly say that this song is the greatest song ever by metallica and one of the greatest in music history

outlaw torn | Reviewer: GuitarHut | 10/28/09

This song rules. The S&M version proves to be the most powerful experience i've had, listening wise. HAHA and the solo Kirk does when it sounds like bombs are dropping-- is the shit! I love this song and also gives me chills when i hear it. I wish so much i was there to witness the performance with the orchestra. rock on!!

the song | Reviewer: K. L. K. | 10/23/09

this song is beautiful and another reason thrown at me to go ahead with my suicide, when you relate to song after song, not because you want to but because the songs are painstakingly true...those songs would be: The unforgiven I, this song, and fade to black; all such detailed descriptions of my life