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Frantic

Frantic is the the opening track off of studio album St. Anger by American thrash metal band Metallica. It is one of the only tracks off the album to be played live, and is the only one from the album to be included in the video game Guitar Hero: Metallica. Like with the album's titular track, Some Kind of Monster, and The Unnamed Feeling, it was released as a single. The video shows fast moving scenes and a chicken on the hood of a car.

About

As with other songs from St. Anger, the song deals with past struggles of the band's members, this one particularly dealing with James Hetfield's alcohol addiction.

Lyrics

    If I could have my wasted days back
    Would I use them to get back on track?
    Stop to warm at karma's burning
    Or look ahead, but keep on turning?
    
         Do I have the strength
         To know how I'll go?
         Can I find it inside
         To deal with what I shouldn't know?
    
         Could I have my wasted days back
         Would I use them to get back on track?
    
              You live it or lie it
              You live it or lie it
              (You live it or lie it)
              (You live it or lie it)
    
              My lifestyle determines my death style
              My lifestyle determines my death style
    
                   Keep searching, keep on searching
                   This search goes on, this search goes on
                   Keep searching, keep on searching
                   This search goes on, this search goes on
    
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
    
    I've worn out always being afraid 
    An endless stream of fear that I've made
    Treading water full of worry
    This frantic tick, tick tock of hurry
    
         Do I have the strength
         To know how I'll go?
         Can I find it inside
         To deal with what I shouldn't know?
    
         Worn out, always being afraid
         An endless stream of fear that I've made
    
              You live it or lie it
              You live it or lie it
              (You live it or lie it)
              (You live it or lie it)
    
              My lifestyle determines my death style
              My lifestyle determines my death style
    
                   Keep searching, keep on searching
                   This search goes on, this search goes on
                   Keep searching, yeah, I keep on searching
                   This search goes on, on and on
    
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
    
         Do I have the strength
         To know how I'll go?
         Can I find it inside
         To deal with what I shouldn't know?
    
         Do I have the strength
         To know how I'll go?
         Can I find it inside
         To deal with what I shouldn't know?
    
              My lifestyle (birth is pain)
              Determines my death style 
              A rising tide (life is pain)
              That pushes to the other side 
    
              My lifestyle (death is pain)
              Determines my death style 
              A rising tide (it's all the same)
              That pushes to the other side 
    
                   Keep searching, keep on searching
                   This search goes on, on and on
                   I keep searching, keep on searching
                   This search goes on, on and on
    
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock
                        Frantic, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick tock

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