Metallica: The House Jack Built Meaning
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The House Jack Built Lyrics
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...
anonymous Mar 14th, 2017 3:33pm report
It's about Jacob's house in the Bible, similar to the whole world.
anonymous 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"
anonymous 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
anonymous 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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