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Song Released: 1980


Covered By: Metallica


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    anonymous
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    May 7th, 2015 5:39pm report


    I find it about the Salem Witch Trials,and his mother being falsely accused of being a witch.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 4th, 2013 8:45pm report


    I believe that it for Witchcraft trials. It refers to witches and the forms of "trials" they had to go through to prove if they are witches i.e. burning, putting them on ice/ throwing them into a lake to see if they would float. Many people were obsessed with finding and torturing witches. In this song it clearly asks "Am I Evil?" and answers "Yes I Am".



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2012 6:29am report


    This is a cover of a diamond head song, and is pretty self explanatory. AM I EVILL?????? YES I FUCKING AM!

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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2011 11:11am report


    Am i evil is about a boy's evil mother who he has taken over for . So therefore the song is explaining his view on his mother and how he can do better than she can now that she is dead.

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    Robert Jones
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    Sep 9th, 2011 9:29pm report


    What does this song mean?? (LOL)
    "Am I evil... Yes I Fu**ing am"
    next.
    Metallica is just exploring dark themes.

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    anonymous
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    Sep 8th, 2011 9:02am report


    I will go along with the witch hunting but I think the persons mother has been falsely accused and the idea he wants to have revenge is suggesting that we can be evil just by being man (human) as man is often philosophically been called evil for centuries



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    anonymous
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    Jul 4th, 2011 7:42pm report


    I think this song helped inspire the showtime series Dexter.



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    anonymous
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    May 19th, 2011 5:19am report


    Am I Evil is song that clearly states that every one has a dark side/evil side every one does. it's not satanic.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 24th, 2011 1:17pm report


    According to Confucious: whenever seeking revenge, dig two graves.

    According to Diamond Head: whenever seeking revenge, dig twenty-seven.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 6th, 2010 9:40pm report


    You do know this is a diamond head song right



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    KSIxARESxVII
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    May 17th, 2010 5:42am report


    Well this song is just so beast. I don't have time to say what it means, but I will get on to that soon enough



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    anonymous
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    May 6th, 2010 5:41am report


    This song has been banned in some places lol


    My mother was a witch, she was burned alive.
    Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried.
    Take her down now, don't want to see her face
    All blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace. (his mother was a witch and this is when the witch trials were going on)(he was put to disgrace and left alone by everyone when he was young(because of his mother)

    Twenty-seven, everyone was nice.
    Gotta see 'em make 'em pay the price.
    See their bodies out on the ice.
    Take my time. (he wants to kill all of the people who treats him bad and also who killed his mother)

    Am I evil? Yes I am.
    Am I evil? I am man, yes I am. (he is saying he is evil because he is also into witchery)

    As I watched my mother die, I lost my head.
    Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread.
    Taking no chances, you come with me.
    I'll split you to the bone, help set you free. (he is talking about how he was forced to watch her get killed)

    Twenty-seven, everyone was nice.
    Gotta see 'em make 'em pay the price.
    See their bodies out on the ice.
    Take my time. (same)

    Am I evil? Yes I am.
    Am I evil? I am man, yes I am. (same)

    On with the action now, I'll strip your pride.
    I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride.
    Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat.
    Like a double dozen before ya, smells so sweet. (he is taling about how the smell of the peoples blood will sooth him)

    Am I evil? Yes I am.
    Am I evil? I am man.

    I'll make my residence, I'll watch your fire.
    You can come with me, sweet desire.
    My face is long forgot, my face not my own.
    Sweet and timely whore, take me home. (he is talking about how life(who is "whore") will make him fade in history)

    Am I evil? Yes I am.
    Am I evil? I am man. (same)

    My soul is longing for, await my heir.
    Sent to avenge my mother, sweep myself.
    My face is long forgot, my face not my own.
    Sweet and timely whore, take me home. (he is the avenger for his mother)

    Am I evil? Yes I am.
    Am I evil? I am man. (same)

    Am I evil? Yes I fucKing am.
    Am I evil? I am man, yeah (same)




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