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Song
Load (album)

Until It Sleeps is a song created by the heavy metal band Metallica. It is the 1st track of their 1996 album Load. Live it's the only true duet between James and recent bassist Jason Newsted.

Song themeEdit

The theme and lyrics of the song deal with James' mother, specifically, her losing battle with cancer. The song is very personal to James, due to it being associated with his mother.

LyricsEdit

    Where do I take this pain of mine
    I run, but it stays right my side
    So tear me open, pour me out
    There's things inside that scream and shout
    And the pain still hates me
    So hold me, until it sleeps
    Just like the curse, just like the stray
    You feed it once, and now it stays
    So tear me open, but beware
    There's things inside without a care
    And the dirt still stains me
    So wash me, until I'm clean
    It grips you, so hold me
    It stains you, so hold me
    It hates you, so hold me
    It holds you, so hold me
    Until it sleeps**
    So tell me why you've chosen me
    Don't want your grip, don't want your greed
    I'll tear me open, make you gone
    No more can you hurt anyone
    And the fear still shakes me
    So hold me, until it sleeps
    **--** Repeat
    I don't want it
    So tear me open, but beware
    The things inside without a care
    And the dirt still stains me
    So wash me, 'till I'm clean...
    I'll tear me open, make you gone
    No longer will you hurt anyone
    And the fear still shapes me
    So hold me, until it sleeps...
    Until it sleeps...

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