Metallica: The Day That Never Comes Meaning
Song Released: 2008
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The Day That Never Comes Lyrics
Better just stay down.
You pull away,
He hits the flesh,
You hit the ground.
Mouth so full of lies,
Tend to black your eyes.
Just keep them closed,
Just keep waiting.
I think this song is about all thoughts that cause separation among people. I mean the politicians, relegiuos leaders and those people who misuse from their power for own benefits. Ordinary people are just toys in their hands. They write the history and whatever they will, is going to happen! Their mouth filled with lies and they are trying to cover the truth.
Born to push you around
Better just stay down
You pull away
He hits the flesh
You hit the ground
Mouth so full lies
Tend to block your eyes
Just keep them closed
Just keep waiting
All things we do are just waiting for someone to change the situation and obviously it is not going to happen by itself. We should do something to correct the condition.
I'll end this day
I'll spot a color on this gray (I will change the situation)
The remaining part of this song is about promising to do so!
anonymous Sep 13th 2009, 13:46 report
I believe this song is about physical abuse toward a Spouse or Parental abuse toward a child. "Love is a four letter word and never spoken here" many negative and common four letter words being curses, and "love" meaning where there should be love there is not.
Coupling "love" and the lyrics hinting abuse are what influenced my interpretation of the songs meaning.
Also as the song reaches it's climax it suggests resolve and even revenge..a light at the end of the tunnel "I'l end this day, I'l splatter colour on this gray" and "Gonna make them pay, take it back one day"
anonymous Sep 23rd 2012, 14:53 report
I think it's about waiting till the day all wars are over (as referred to in the video). I think it's very probable that this is to be seen as the day of Jesus coming back, and the hope of him coming back fading away further with every killed man during the wars.
anonymous Aug 17th 2012, 01:52 report
Well to me I know this. James said it an interview himself, "Really the song is about a son waiting for the day when his father will be proud of him. Appreciate him. But he never does. He just keeps pushing him around and ignoring him. Therefore it's a day that will never be for the son." He also said something about how he wasn't too fond of the video because its very pollitical
anonymous Aug 11th 2012, 16:49 report
In my opinion it is all about a man in a War Zone who is scared about that one man, one bullet that is going to end it all. and scared about leaving his family!
anonymous Jun 11th 2012, 19:42 report
this song can have multiple interpretations. but it is clear that its about a man who waits for his suffering to end. one situation that could apply is a man in prison who is waiting for his sentence to end, another that could apply is like in the video, with the soldiers waiting for the war to end. it isn't like "one" by them, where there is the specific story line, this song could have multiple interpretations.
anonymous Apr 12th 2012, 17:46 report
I think this song is about the devil telling us that Jesus will never come and how the devil pushes us around making us do his will and not Gods."Waiting for the one!
The day that never comes!
When you stand up and feel the warmth!
But the sunshine never comes!" The one is Jesus and the devil is saying that day will never come, but he knows that jesus will come like in the part
"This I swear!
This I swear!
The sun will shine!
This I swear!
This I swear!
This I SWEAR!!!"
the devil knows Jesus is coming back and he knows he lost
anonymous Apr 3rd 2012, 23:55 report
man check the lyrics again: all your quotes are wrong...and even if the video shows war doesn't mean that's what the song says
anonymous Feb 16th 2012, 19:44 report
I think this is about anti-war. First of all, the music video is in a war type scenario. When he says mouths so full of lies tend to block your eyes, I think he means the government is telling us what we want to hear about war even though they are keeping the bad things covered up. I think what he means by the day that never comes is the day when everyone can be peaceful and theres no more war. Also when he says he hits the flesh you hit the ground this can be pretty literal, like a guy gets shot and dies. Maybe that lyric along with some others are showing the horrors of war. Finally I think the love is a four letter word part is saying that there is no such thing as love in war and that its completely gone: "Never spoken in hell," or "Here in this prison." Prison could be a metaphor for war.
anonymous Jul 1st 2011, 15:25 report
Think its about abusive relationships. Or abuse against woman. Metallica has the charity for woman who've been in abusive relations. They're highly against that.
Verse one.. I take it as. Insted of stayin in the relationship. Let it go. Don't keep running bak to the same thing
Verse two.. don't believe the lies told to you. Don't let them keep you from the reality of things. Close them n listen to your mind from within..
anonymous May 24th 2011, 06:52 report
I think the song is referring to a young boy who is having a terrible childhood facing abuse and severe neglection. As the song goes on, it tells how his resentment grows and he wants pay back. If nothing else he wants to at least get out of that enviorment towards "the sunshine." Its taking so long that it feels like it is quote quote, a day that will never come. :)
anonymous May 10th 2011, 09:25 report
Ummm u know the music videos usually DONT go along with the song right? :P Like lots by Killswitch Engage... their songs are about life, and their music vids are about.. NOTHING xD its just another way for them to make money. So looking at the music vids wont give u the answer. U gotta use ur heart and ur brain to figure out what it all means.... orrrrr just go ask them urself :P
anonymous May 3rd 2011, 19:44 report
After watching the music video Its about a soldier who's buddy was killed. And the soldier wants to get revenge but knows he can't.
anonymous Apr 26th 2011, 09:48 report
So i think u guys have alotta good interpretations, but I think this is a hardcore song about bullies! Look at the lyrics, its all about how he gets pushed around by these kids, and he wants revenge.
"I'll splatter color on this gray."
(my favorite line) is saying that maybe the best way to get revenge is by killing himself off, so the bullies would have his death on their consciences.
"I suffer this no longer!
I'll put an end to,
This I swear!"
This is saying that now is the time to somehow put an end to all the suffering and make the sun shine
anonymous Feb 17th 2011, 21:52 report
I think its about war and a soldier getting shot and the day will never come for him Watch the video for this song on youtube and that will explain it better.
anonymous Aug 11th 2010, 06:36 report
Well,Its clear that the singer is talking about the revenge a man wants to take from his enemy.I'll make them pay take back one day....
anonymous Jul 13th 2010, 21:29 report
I think the song is about a man waiting for the day where he gets to go back home to his family
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