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Never Hunger
Never Prosper
I Have Fallen Prey to Failure
Struggle Within
Triggered Again
Now the Candle Burns at Both Ends

Twisting under Schizophrenia
Falling Deep into Dementia

Old Habits Reappear
Fighting the Fear of Fear


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    Jun 16th, 2017 6:40pm report

    The exact order in which one loses his mind. Failure at doing tasks or work first then growing thoughts of a reason for the failure which cannot be found. Loss of interest in life, Followed by insomnia, seeing things, phobias, schizophrenia and delusions. The best I could do. Fascinating song Metallica!


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    Oct 3rd, 2015 10:18pm report

    I believe they said it was about a horrible case of constant anxiety disorder that people are born with. " I'm the slave of fear my captor"


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    Apr 9th, 2011 4:09pm report

    A perfect song for somebody living in today's world. A person who has lost his mind.


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    Dec 17th, 2010 12:51pm report

    It's about being a sane person in the world of the insane. Being chased by them.


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    Nov 29th, 2007 11:57am report

    God this song hits me like a shot of heroin. It is about physchosis, or hallucinations, mania or whatever, but the lyrics go way beyond the simple object of madness, of one who is unwell...they show you what it's like to live a different, immensly intense reality than most people. And also, it shows that he recognizes his "monsters" and has been barely holdiog on to this, tactile sanity- but imo it shows that he wants to become stronger and say FUCK YOU, YOU GODDAMN PHANTOM OF MY INNER BEING...and start to take control of himSELF and not allow his demons to destroy him. I could have written this exact song, today. Fucking mind games, aka my new diagnosis: schizoaffective disorder. I haven't told many people becuz its shameful and makes me weak. But not for long. Screw mind tricks. Sorry for going on, Metallica is effing freakishly amazing. I've just discovered this.


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    Dec 6th, 2006 12:43am report

    The subject's inability to differentiate between fantasy and reality and his mounting frustration as a result.


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    Mar 21st, 2006 3:54pm report

    About a schizophrenic-'growing conspiracy everyone's after me.' and 'falling deep into dementia.'

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