Read the lyrics to Metallica’s new song ‘Screaming Suicide’

Metallica Thursday (January 19) released the new song “Screaming suicide,” the second single from their upcoming album 72 Seasonswhich arrives on April 14. Alongside the single and music video, Metallica shared the lyrics to the eerily poetic yet hauntingly heartfelt song.

“‘Screaming Suicide’ Addresses the Taboo Word of Suicide,” Metallica James Hetfield explained.

At the bottom of this post, read the lyrics to “Screaming Suicide” and watch the official music video.

“The intention is to communicate the darkness we feel inside,” Hetfield continued of the track. “It’s ridiculous to think that we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one time or another I think most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You’re not alone.”

Watch the video for “Screaming Suicide” below the text. Pre-order 72 Seasons here. Get Metallica concert tickets here.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website. Resource information is provided free of charge as well as a chat messaging service. To speak directly with a professional, call 1-800-273-8255. You are not alone and there is help available. Every life is important.

Metallica, “Screaming Suicide” lyrics

Welcome to this life
Born into the fight
Here to claim your dream
Look into your eyes
Patch the broken sky
Craving for dopamine
Then my voice appears
Teaches you about fear
Are you good enough?
You don’t recognize
The head is full of lies
You just have to give up

Listen well, better listen well
Listen well, better listen well

Never say my name
Remember you are guilty
Keep me inside
Keep me inside
My name is suicide

Curse another day
Spirit locked away
Punish and deprive
Hate being awake
Living a mistake
More dead than alive
Then a voice appears
Whisper in your ears
‘You are good enough’
To throw down a rope
A lifeline of hope
Never give up

Listen well, better listen well
Listen well, better listen well

Never say my name
Remember you are guilty
Keep me inside
Keep me inside
My name is suicide

Frightened in sleepless nights
Caught in the spotlight dead for rights
Isolate and fight your mind
Tells you that you are left behind

My lying voice inside
Keeps drinking cyanide
And you can’t run anymore
Into the sun

Frightened, sleepless nights
Caught in the spotlight dead for rights
Isolate and fight your mind
Tells you that you are left behind

And now you speak my name
You have returned the blame
Hold me deep inside
Don’t keep me inside
Screaming suicide

Now that I’m exposed inside
Light on cyanide
I am no longer needed here
Now you have faced your greatest fear

Metallica, “Screaming Suicide” (Music Video)

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