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Some Kind of Monster is the third listed track of the St. Anger album. Alongside the titular track, "Frantic", and "The Unnamed Feeling", it was released as a single to promote the album. It shares its name with a documentary film released by the band.

About

James Hetfield described the lyrics to producer Bob Rock as being like Frankenstein, or some kind of monster. The lyrics and title resonated with the band, accurately describing the turmoil they were going through at the time.

Lyrics

    These are the eyes that can't see me
    These are the hands that drop your trust
    These are the boots that kick you around
    This is the tongue that speaks on the inside
    These are the ears that ring with hate
    This is the face that'll never change
    This is the fist that grinds you down
    This is the voice of silence, no more
    
    These are the legs in circles run
    This is the beating you'll never know
    These are the lips that taste no freedom
    This is the feel that's not so safe
    This is the face you'll never change
    This is the God that ain't so pure
    This is the God that is not pure
    This is the voice of silence, no more
    
         We, The People: Are we the people?
         Some kind of monster
         Some kind of monster
         Some kind of monster
         This monster lives
    
    This is the face that stones you cold 
    This is the moment that needs to breathe 
    These are the claws that scratch these wounds
    This is the pain that never leaves 
    This is the tongue that whips you down 
    This is the burden of every man 
    These are the screams that pierce your skin 
    This is the voice of silence, no more
    
    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!...
    This is the test of flesh and soul 
    This is the trap that smells so good 
    This is the flood that drains these eyes 
    These are the looks that chill to the bone
    These are the fears that swing overhead 
    These are the weights that hold you down 
    This is the end that will never end 
    This is the voice of silence, no more
    
         We, The People: Are we the people?
         M'mm... Some kind of monster
         Some kind of monster
         Some kind of monster
         This monster lives
    
    This is the cloud that swallows trust
    This is the black that un-colors us
    This is the face that you hide from
    This is the mask that comes undone...
    (I'm in us...)
    (I'm in us...)
    (I'm in us...)
    (I'm in us...)
    
    This is the cloud that swallows trust
    This is the black that un-colors us
    This is the face that you hide from
    This is the mask that comes undone...
    (I'm in us...)
    (I'm in us...)
    (I'm in us...)
    (I'm in us...)
    
    Are we the people!?
    Some kind of monster
    Some kind of monster
    Some kind of monster
    This monster lives

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