Saturday, September 25, 2010

Song Review: Metallica: Low Man's Lyric






Okay. this time its a song which really captured my attention. you guys should give it a hear. its just awesome.

LYRICS

My eyes seek reality
My fingers seek my veins
There's a dog at your back step
He must come in from the rain
I fall 'cause I let go
The net below has rot away
So my eyes seek reality

And my fingers seek my veins



The trash fire is warm
Nowhere safe from the storm
And I can't bear to see
What I've let me be
So wicked and worn

So as I write to you
What is done and to do
Maybe you'll understand
And won't cry for this man
'cause low man is due
Please forgive me

My eyes seek reality
My fingers feel for faith
Touch clean with a dirty hand
I touched the clean to the waste

The trash fire is warm
Nowhere safe from the storm
I can't bear to see
What I've let me be
So wicked and worn

So as I write to you, yeah
What is done and to do, yeah?
Maybe you'll understand
And won't cry for this man
'cause low man is due
Please forgive me
Please forgive me
Please forgive me

So low the sky is all I see
All I want from you is forgive me
So you bring this poor dog in from the rain
Though he just wants right back out again

And I cry, to the alley way
Confess all to the rain
But I lie, lie straight to the mirror
One I've broken, to match my face

The trash fire is warm

Nowhere safe from the storm
And I can't bear to see
What I've let me be
So wicked and worn

So as I write to you, yeah
What is done and to do, yeah?
Maybe you'll understand
And won't cry for this man
'cause low man is due
Please forgive me
Please forgive me

So low the sky is all I see
All I want from you is forgive me
So, you bring this poor dog in from the rain
Though he just wants right back out again

My eyes seek reality
My fingers seek my veins 


MEANING


once again, im gonna stress that these are my interpretations and probably not the 100% true meaning.. lets begin..

Usually i would do it line by line.. but Metallica's lyrics are somewhat different. In order to truly understand, one should capture the overall theme first..

In my opinion this song speaks of a homeless dude. This guy has been through a heapload of shit.. and the decisions he made bhrought him to what he is now.

My eyes seek reality
My fingers seek my veins
There's a dog at your back step
He must come in from the rain
I fall 'cause I let go
The net below has rot away


this shows that hes given up. he has seen the reality that he will never be a normal peson. he would juz continue to live as a homeless guy and die that way. so he seeks suicide. thus the lines "fall as i let go". hes also got nothing left to fall back on..

The trash fire is warm
Nowhere safe from the storm
And I can't bear to see
What I've let me be
So wicked and worn

well the trash fire, as warm as it may be.. is the only thing he has. This feeling of hopelessness, of loneliness of frustration, of despair, all boils down to self hate as he let himself be the person he is now.

So as I write to you
What is done and to do
Maybe you'll understand
And won't cry for this man
'cause low man is due
Please forgive me

he's writing a letter. a suicide letter. probably to family.

My eyes seek reality
My fingers feel for faith
Touch clean with a dirty hand
I touched the clean to the waste

Again he starts to contemplate suicide and reminisces all his past memories and how he spoiled it all..

So low the sky is all I see
All I want from you is forgive me
So you bring this poor dog in from the rain
Though he just wants right back out again

He feels uterlly useless at this point.. all he wants is for his family to forgive him.. forgive him for what he is. they tried to help him in his past but he, as usual, screwed it up(probably drugs or something) and ended up homeless again.

And I cry, to the alley way
Confess all to the rain
But I lie, lie straight to the mirror
One I've broken, to match my face

Again he's feeling all lonely.. all hes got is the alleyway and the rain.. and he continues to lie.. lie to himself but he knows that he will never lead a happy life.

well thats it i guess.. leave comments guys. and im open to suggestions on what to to next week. kthx!

18 comments:

  1. Great song with meaningful lyrics, thanks for sharing. I like your analysis as well, your good at digging deeper beneath the surface

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  2. Metallica is the best band , and my favorite band ty me

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  3. Huh, never would have thought of the lyrics that way. It does sound a lot more depressing in your version.

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  4. Very nice post!! I love how you also wrote about your interpretations to the lyrics, which seem to be spot on!

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  5. METALLICA!! *air guitar with headbang* Rawk on my brother!

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  6. Nice blog bro!
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  7. Thanks for the comments on my last GTL blog post.

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