Metallica: Sad But True Meaning
Song Released: 1992
Sad But True Lyrics
I'm your life
I'm the one who takes you there
I'm your life
I'm the one who cares
I'm your only true friend now
I'm forever there
I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you...
This Song Is about the stages of manipulation and seduction from a variety of different topics. My favorite interpretation of the song is that this is the evil inside of you (or Satan) and how it or he controls you and leads one down the path of evil. Another interpretation is that how Drugs can control you and take you over and eventually can become a part of you. one other interpretation is that this song is about someone blaming god for his/her problems.
anonymous Oct 9th 2012, 06:30 report
This song is about manipulation in his many ways.
I'm your life
I'm the one who cares
I'm your only true friend now
I'm forever there"
Is clearly the isolation part of the manipulation. The manipulator isolate the victime. No one else has to care, the manipulator is "your life" and the others "They betray". So only manipulator opignon exists. No frends, no family, etc...
After, the song enumerates all the things you can acualy do under manipulation. Drugs is also a way to manipulate.
"I'm your dream." I'll tell you what you whant.
"I'm your eyes" I'll tell you how you have to interpret things hapends to you in life, and i'll tell you what hapend when you weren't there. I tell the truth
"I'm your pain" I'll make you care, i'll make you feel pain when you have to.
I control all of this things of you.
"I'm your truth," I'll tell you what's the truth, but in fact i'm "telling lies"
"I'm inside open your eyes" I can control your feelings, you dreams, i'm inside you.
"I'm you" I control you so deeply that i'm you, or you are me, well you are what you wan't me to be,I owne you, so "I'm you". You are the relection of me. (Some manipulators are scisofrenics.)
You start of taking concience of this, "open your eyes", but you can fight it. You finaly resign, it's "Sad But True".
So this songs, perfecly speeks about manipulation, as if the manipulator would tell you, laughing at your face, of how deeply he can control you. The title make reference to the impotency of the victim to get free of this manipulation, that see all this, but can't get free of the manipulation. And belive me, it is Sad But True.
anonymous Oct 4th 2012, 21:50 report
I think the individuals in Metallica were Project MKUltra Mind Control victims in their youths. The 'do my dirty deed, scape goat' represents being a Project Monarch, Blue Bird, Manchurian Candidate assassin where there are no connections to the handler doing black ops through the victim. But instead at any time the Manchurian candidate could be called up to unleash mayhem on a specific target by subconscious suggestion but instead are puppets to the puppet master by an ultra top secret decades old program within our own government inspired by top World War II German scientists brought over to the United States during the post war era via Operation Paper-Clip. I am sure that its no coincidence the large 'M' and 'K' depicted in the band's icon and that Metallica and MKUltra sound very similar as well when pronounced out loud. Perhaps the band members are depicting their own victimization like Cathy O'Brian describes in her book 'Trance-formation of America' or the documentary video 'Most Dangerous Game.' This was the same situation as Valerie Wolf, Chris deNicola, and Claudia Mullen testified about their 1995 testimonies of childhood experimental victimization.
anonymous Jul 27th 2012, 13:45 report
This song is about your soul.
anonymous Jun 14th 2012, 04:00 report
I believe that it's about people in control of others for example in the first verse it's telling them to trust them and only them.
anonymous Feb 28th 2012, 21:40 report
For me its a matter of possitive or negative sides of your self which u choose to control you....
anonymous Nov 24th 2011, 20:43 report
anonymous Nov 22nd 2011, 16:37 report
This is my interpretation of this song
As a person with a addiction this song defines how a addiction takes control of your life..........I made this video.
anonymous Sep 20th 2011, 23:42 report
This song is about the author's true self; the one true self that no one else ever sees. The subconcious mind. In the end, even his true self, his subconcious, deserts him.
anonymous Aug 19th 2011, 03:56 report
The song is about becoming that person you interact with?
anonymous Jun 21st 2011, 18:46 report
when will ya'll get it. it's based on the movie Magic. when a puppet takes control over a ventriloquist. Corky. played by Anthony Hopkins. the whole entire song is about the puppet's manipulation. and killing. when Corky realized it was him all along. he tried to get rid of the puppet and corky died.
anonymous Jun 21st 2011, 18:42 report
this song is based on a movie anthony hopkins was in and he played a ventriloquist. and his puppet came to life and manipulated him. and took control of him. killed for him. lied for him. until anthony finally took control and killed the puppet. but he died in the process. look up the movie.
anonymous Jun 2nd 2011, 20:55 report
I'm sure some body has felt this way. I'm your truth telling lies meaning I'm the truth inside of you that doesn't need others approval because it makes you feel good. For example I lie to my parents about something because I am feeling good about something my life that they do not approve of and I don't need their negativity on it. The song is less about the devil and drugs and more of an inspirational song about being free and believing in your own personal truth about why your alive. I don't know its a lot more of a PG interpretation than the rest of ays. It applies to me and this song is awesome. It makes me feel good about life not all shitty because of drugs and the devil.
anonymous Apr 28th 2011, 17:14 report
The song tells us what we are doing to each other! we lead each other to goals then we stab them in the back!.
anonymous Apr 18th 2011, 21:10 report
The song is about how low you are willing to go and degrade yourself for drugs.
anonymous Apr 17th 2011, 02:45 report
The song is about personal demons in drug abuse and how far you will go to get your fix.
anonymous Apr 4th 2011, 09:06 report
Sep 11th 2010 --- explanation seems spot on. Writer? Teacher? Devil? =)
Before I reed yours these where my thoughts:
It is about the devil/evil inside us all.
This would explain how evil is the key driving force behind all our bad decisions/actions. Every time we do wrong, it is there. Motivating. Encouraging. Manipulating.
Or maybe the struggle with an addiction.
As you are introduced to the drug it seems ok, it manipulates you, your best friend. Always there for you, backing you up at every turn. Forget about your friends and family, all you need is me. I make you happy. So I must be good.
Then once your addicted it can be blatantly honest with you. It is in control now. Your just a mask, a host.
However you interpret this song I would like to think that it ends with a hard truth. The existence of an some internal force, or an addiction is simply an excuse. This is your life. Your responsible. Whether you like it or not its sad, but true!
anonymous Mar 15th 2011, 21:16 report
This song is about the other side of you.
thefuzzforeal Oct 20th 2010, 06:33 report
every one else here is wrong.
it is simply about drugs. think about it.
"I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes while you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel."
he is saying all the things that occur within the life and mind of a junkie and to further my point he touches on the fact that this reality, is "Sad but true".
trust me, I have seen enough of them to know that this is how they think, they are snakes.
anonymous Oct 3rd 2010, 18:05 report
I think the song is about everyone's inner demon which, in this song, tells the protagonist that it is in control. This demon is losing it's powers, because the protagonist doesn't identify with it anymore. With every verse he gets more and more desperate for attention and wages an inner war with the protagonist. Finally, in it's desperation the demon wants the protagonist to believe, that they are both the same and threatens to leave - which, the demon wants to make the protagonist believe, would be the end for both of them. Personally, I believe that this song could be compared to the awakening of the buddha.
quote from "little buddha":
Mara: "You go where no one else will dare; Will you be my God?"
Siddhartha: "Architect, finally I have met you. You will not rebuild your house again."
Mara: "But I am your house and you live in me"
Siddhartha: "O, lord of my own ego, you are pure illusion. You do not exist. The earth is my witness."
This demon from the song could be Mara threatening the Buddha, who of course is awakened and sees through Mara's plans. Us "normal people" have to believe that Mara is a part of ourself and we identify with him. For, other than Siddharta, we aren't awakened and cannot differ between our own self and Mara. That is why most people are afraid that Mara could leave us - which he takes advantage of to threaten us with it. "Sad but true" means: I'm hurting you and leading you in wrong directions and you can't do anything about it, because I will hurt you if you do something!
A long story short: The protagonist is in a state of awakening and Mara/his inner demon will do anything to stop him - as far as threatening him to destroy both of them.
anonymous Sep 11th 2010, 15:03 report
I think the song is about the devil slowly taking control of your life and actions, by telling you that all your friends are gone or don't like you and that he is "your only true friend now"
the second verse, the devil is in control, and the protagonist know it. and the devil make him/her do things that he's blamed for (You're my mask You're my cover, my shelter You're my mask
You're the one who's blamed)and doing his dirty work.
in the third verse, the devil abandon the
protagonist to his/hers fate (hey, I'm your life, I'm the one who took you there, hey I'm your life, and I no longer care)
FINALLY in the fourth verse, the protagonist realise (or the devil tells him)that he has become just as bad as the devil (I'm your truth, telling lies I'm your reasoned alibis I'm inside, open your eyes I'm you)
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