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Hardwired… To Self-Destruct (album)

Moth Into Flame is the fourth song off of Metallica's tenth studio album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, it is the second single for the album. The song is a more groove orientated based song, as opposed to Hardwired being more thrash.

The song's world premier was on the Howard Stern show. The video was uploaded to Metallica.com and YouTube the same day.

Live

  • Moth Into Flame was first performed on September 27, 2016, in New York City.

Lyrics

    Blacked out
    Pop queen, amphetamine
    The screams crashed into silence
    
    Tapped out
    Doused in the gasoline
    The high times going timeless
    
    Decadence
    Death of the innocence
    The pathway starts to spiral
    
    Infamy
    All for publicity
    Destruction going viral
    
         Light it up
         Ah, light it up
         Another hit erases all the pain
         Bulletproof
         Ah, kill the truth
         You’re falling, but you think you’re flying high
         High again
    
              Sold your soul
              Built a higher wall
              Yesterday
              Now you’re thrown away
    
              Same rise and fall
              Who cares at all?
              Seduced by fame
              A moth into the flame
    
    Twisted
    Backstabbing wicked
    The delusion absolution
    
    Perjurer
    Fame is the murderer
    Seduce you into ruin
    
         Light it up
         Ah, light it up
         Another hit erases all the pain
         Bulletproof
         Ah, kill the truth
         You’re falling, but you think you’re flying high
         High again
    
              Sold your soul
              Built a higher wall
              Yesterday
              Now you’re thrown away
    
              Same rise and fall
              Who cares at all?
              Seduced by fame
              A moth into the flame
              Burn
    
    Guarantee your name, you go and kill yourself
    The vultures feast around you still
    Overdose on shame and insecurity
    If one won’t do that fistful will
    
    Death scene
    Black hearse the limousine
    A grave filled with seduction
    
    Vaccine
    Fame does the murdering
    She builds up for destruction
    
         Light it up
         Ah, light it up
         Another hit erases all the pain
         Bulletproof
         Ah, kill the truth
         You’re falling, but you think you’re flying high
         High again
    
              Sold your soul
              Built a higher wall
              Yesterday
              Now you’re thrown away
    
              Same rise and fall
              Who cares at all?
              Seduced by fame
              A moth into the flame
    
    Addicted to the
    Fame

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