This song is about a child being protected from the outside world by their mother and father, only to find out that the world is a cruel place after reaching adulthood. It is also commonly heard that the song is based after James Hetfield's childhood and having a hard time to connect with others due to his religious beliefs.
- Problably one of Metallica's Fan Favorite songs "Dyers Eve" was played live for the first time on March 5, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA that was 16 years after its writing.
- As of the beginning of 2012 "Dyers Eve" has been played live a total of 35 times.
- Lars jokingly wrote an entire set-list with just "Dyers Eve" on it, being played 16 times.
- Lars Ulrich famously never plays the double bass part live, citing it as 'too difficult'.
Dear Mother Dear Father What Is this Hell You Have Put Me Through Believer Deceiver Day in Day out Live My Life Through You Pushed onto Me What's Wrong or Right Hidden from this Thing That They Call Life Dear Mother Dear Father Every Thought I'd Think You'd Disapprove Curator Dictator Always Censoring My Every Move Children Are Seen But Are Not Heard Tear out Everything Inspired Innocence Torn from Me Without Your Shelter Barred Reality I'm Living Blindly Dear Mother Dear Father Time Has Frozen Still What's Left to Be Hear Nothing Say Nothing Cannot Face the Fact I Think for Me No Guarantee,it's Life as Is But Damn You for Not Giving Me My Chance Dear Mother Dear Father Clipped My Wings Before I Learnt to Fly Unspoiled Unspoken I've Outgrown That Fucking Lullaby Same Thing I've Always Heard from You Do as I Say Not as I Do Innocence Torn from Me Without Your Shelter Barred Reality I'm Living Blindly I'm in Hell Without You Cannot Cope Without You Two Shocked at the World That I See Innocent Victim Please Rescue Me Dear Mother Dear Father Hidden in Your World You've Made for Me I'm Seething I'm Bleeding Ripping Wounds in Me That Never Heal Undying Spite I Feel for You Living out this Hell You Always Knew