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Metallica: The House Jack Built Meaning

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Open door, so I walk inside
Close my eyes
Find my place to hide
And I shake as I take it in
Let the show begin

Open my eyes
Just to have them close again
Well on my way, yeah
But on my way to where I've been

It swallows me
As it takes me in its...


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    Mar 14th, 2017 3:33pm report

    It's about Jacob's house in the Bible, similar to the whole world.


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    Jul 3rd, 2013 7:36am report

    It is about when you drink you drink so much that you are num to the world and the pain surrounding you
    " close my eyes find my place to hide"


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    Feb 12th, 2012 2:16am report

    i think this song is about alcohol equally to being drunk.

    "Don't want control
    As it takes me down and down and down again"

    "Is that the moon
    Or just a light that lights this dead end street?
    Is that you there
    Or just another demon that I meet?"
    he is drunk, so he doesnt know whats in front of him.

    "The higher you are
    The farther you fall
    The longer the walk
    The farther you crawl
    My body my temple
    This temple it tilts
    Step into the house that Jack built"
    The house that jack daniel's built. (and with the "This tempt it tilts" line, he cant walk a straight line, he's drunk

    "Open doors as I walk inside
    Swallow me so the pain subsides
    And I shake as I take the sin
    Let the show begin"

    Open doors to a bar
    swallow me, alcohol


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    Nov 10th, 2010 11:09pm report

    The house that jack built refers to the human body, and jack refers to a drug fix. So the character/protagonist of the song is fighting with himself and the drugs and his body which is "the house that jack built".

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