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Song
Metallica (album)

Sad But True is the second track on The Black Album.

Live

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

Lyrics

    Hey
    I'm your life
    I'm the one who takes you there
    
    Hey
    I'm your life
    I'm the one who cares
    
    They
    They betray
    I'm your only true friend now
    
    They
    They'll betray
    I'm forever there
    
         I'm your dream, make you real
         I'm your eyes when you must steal
         I'm your pain when you can't feel
         Sad But True
    
         I'm your dream, mind astray
         I'm your eyes while you're away
         I'm your pain while you repay
         You know it's Sad But True
    
    You
    You're my mask
    You're my cover, my shelter
    
    You
    You're my mask
    You're the one who's blamed
    
    Do
    Do my work
    Do my dirty work, scapegoat
    
    Do
    Do my deeds
    For you're the one who's shamed
    
         I'm your dream, make you real
         I'm your eyes when you must steal
         I'm your pain when you can't feel
         Sad But True
    
         I'm your dream, mind astray
         I'm your eyes while you're away
         I'm your pain while you repay
         You know it's Sad But True 
    
    Hate
    I'm your hate
    I'm your hate when you want love
    
    Pay
    Pay the price
    Pay, for nothing's fair
    
    Hey
    I'm your life
    I'm the one who took you there
    
    Hey
    I'm your life
    And I no longer care
    
         I'm your dream, make you real
         I'm your eyes when you must steal
         I'm your pain when you can't feel
         Sad But True 
    
         I'm your truth, telling lies
         I'm your reason, alibis
         I'm inside, open your eyes
         I'm you
         Sad But True