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Metallica (album)

Enter Sandman is the first song and lead single off of the Black Album. It deals with nightmares. Enter Sandman is arguably Metallica's most popular song to date. One of the reasons for the popularity is the association with sports. For example, this song was played when the Yankee Mariano Rivera would come to the plate, as they would say this meant it was lights out. When Metallica played in Yankee Stadium, on September 14th, 2011, they made sure to play "Enter Sandman." They commented about how they had to play it being in Yankee Stadium and that they didn't want to be in the stadium of the losing team-Mets Stadium.

This song is also a playable track in Rock Band and Guitar Hero: Metallica.

Live

It is one of the nine songs to be played over 1000 times live along with Master Of Puppets, Creeping Death, Seek & Destroy, One, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Sad But True, Fade To Black, and Nothing Else Matters.

Lyrics

    Say your prayers little one
    Don't forget, my son
    To include everyone
    Tuck you in, warm within
    Keep you free from sin
    Till the sandman he comes
    
         Sleep with one eye open
         Gripping your pillow tight
    
              Exit: light
              Enter: night
              Take my hand
              We're off to never never land
    
    Something's wrong, shut the light
    Heavy thoughts tonight
    And they aren't of snow white
    Dreams of war, dreams of liars
    Dreams of dragon's fire
    And of things that will bite
    
         Sleep with one eye open
         Gripping your pillow tight
    
              Exit: light
              Enter: night
              Take my hand
              We're off to never never land
    
    Now I lay me down to sleep
    Pray the lord my soul to keep
    If I die before I wake
    Pray the lord my soul to take
    Hush little baby, don't say a word
    And never mind that noise you heard
    It's just the beast under your bed,
    In your closet, in your head
    
              Exit: light
              Enter: night
              Grain of sand
              Exit: light
              Enter: night
              Take my hand
              We're off to never never land

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