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Song Released: 1992


Sad But True Lyrics

Hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who takes you there
Hey
I'm your life
I'm the one who cares
They
They betray
I'm your only true friend now
They
They'll betray
I'm forever there

I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you...

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    curtus1
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    Jun 4th, 2009 6:49pm report


    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.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 6th, 8:53pm report


    This song is about mind control, psycological warfare, it explains what a mind control operative might say to try control the victim and also gives insight to how much of the victims mind is under control. AT The end "IM YOU" says how the operative is controlling the mind of the victim so much that he might as well be him.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 21st, 4:20am report


    This song is about life itself and how life actually controls you. It's not about manipulation or anything like that. The simple explanation is usually the right one. The lyrics clearly say it
    (Hey
    I'm your life
    I'm the one who takes you there
    Hey
    I'm your life
    I'm the one who cares
    They
    They betray
    I'm your only true friend now
    They
    They'll betray
    I'm forever there)

    It is how your past and decisions build you and have a result over your future. And it is "Sad but true" that you can't escape your past and your fears build by it and that the future has already been written by your past decisions. The song itself puts the story from the POV of your "life" (future and past). It has nothing to do with religion or drugs or anything.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 28th, 2014 3:00am report


    A think that the song is a riddle. When the song is interpretated the verses are like clues for the one who is listening to help them to guess "who is?" the one that is interpretating and the last verse is the answer of the riddle ¨I´m you"



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    anonymous
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    Oct 9th, 2012 10:30am report


    This song is about manipulation in his many ways.

    Hey
    I'm your life
    I'm the one who cares
    They
    They betray
    I'm your only true friend now
    They
    They'll betray
    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.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 4th, 2012 10:50pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 27th, 2012 7:45pm report


    This song is about your soul.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 14th, 2012 6:00am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2012 2:40pm report


    For me its a matter of possitive or negative sides of your self which u choose to control you....



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    anonymous
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    Nov 24th, 2011 11:43pm report


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JZnAbAYuGw



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    anonymous
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    Nov 22nd, 2011 11:37pm report


    This is my interpretation of this song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JZnAbAYuGw

    As a person with a addiction this song defines how a addiction takes control of your life..........I made this video.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 20th, 2011 9:42pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 2011 8:56am report


    The song is about becoming that person you interact with?



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2011 6:46pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2011 6:42pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 2nd, 2011 6:55pm 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.



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