Metallica: Cyanide Meaning
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Death Angel's kiss
Brings final bliss
Empty, they say
Death, won't you let me stay?
Empty, they say
Death, hear me call your name..
Ooh, call your name.
Suicide, I've already died
anonymous Mar 22nd, 2018 3:03pm report
This song might be a link to The Peoples Temple cult who performed a mass suicide in 1978 using cyanide, killing 918 people..
anonymous Jul 4th, 2015 7:42am report
The song states that he has already died meaning that he is going to die no matter what but he also wants to stay to cause more chaos he is also calling deaths name wanting to die the lyrics cyanide dead inside refers to cyanide death penalty
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anonymous Mar 31st, 2011 3:43pm report
As many MetallicA songs, Cyanide has multiple meanings
My 2 favourites are these:
1) as the oldest comment said, it was about WWII, gas chambers, and nazis. The demo was entitled German Soup for that reason.
2) Drugs. Since Metallica started to play many fellow singers, musicians and well-known people have died of drug abuse. The cyanide are drugs, so, as Metallica has survived, they are asking for permission to Death, so it may let them outlive all of their contemporary mates. It's all about old wasted rockers
anonymous Oct 29th, 2009 10:47am report
I believe it has to do with the gas chamber death penalty in the united states, because cyanide is used in that form of execution.
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