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Metallica (album)

Holier Than Thou is the third track from Metallica's self-titled album, Metallica (also known as the "Black Album").

Live

  • "Holier Than Thou" was first performed on October 12, 1991, in Oakland, California.
  • As of August 2016, the song has been performed eighty times live.

Lyrics

    No more!
    The crap rolls out your mouth again
    Haven't changed, your brain is still gelatin
    Little whispers circle around your head
    Why don't you worry about yourself instead?
    
    Who are you? Where ya been? Where ya from?
    Gossip burning on the tip of your tongue
    You lie so much you believe yourself
    Judge not lest ye be judged yourself
    
         Holier than thou
         You are
         Holier than thou
         You are
         You know not
    
    Before you judge me, take a look at you
    Can't you find something better to do?
    Point the finger, slow to understand
    Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand
    
    It's not who you are, it's who you know
    Others' lives are the basis of your own
    Burn your bridges and build them back with wealth
    Judge not lest ye be judged yourself
    
         Holier than thou
         You are
         Holier than thou
         You are
         You know not

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