back Mastertarium

Song Information
Written By Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton/Hammett
Times Played 29
First Played December 28, 1999 - Miami, FL
Last Played August 09, 2000 - Lexington, KY
Description Medley of Master of Puppets and Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Lyrics

End of passion play, crumbling away
Iím your source of self-destruction
Veins that pump with fear, sucking darkest clear
Leading on your deathís construction
Taste me you will see
More is all you need
Youíre dedicated to
How Iím killing you

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets Iím pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you canít see a thing
Just call my name, Ďcause Iíll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, Ďcause Iíll hear you scream
Master
Master

Needlework the way, never you betray
Life of death becoming clearer
Pain monopoly, ritual misery
Chop your breakfast on a mirror
Taste me you will see
More is all you need
Youíre dedicated to
How Iím killing you

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets Iím pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you canít see a thing
Just call my name, Ďcause Iíll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, Ďcause Iíll hear you scream
Master
Master

Welcome to where time stands still
No one leaves and no one will
Moon is full, never seems to change
Just labeled mentally deranged
Dream the same thing every night
I see our freedom in my sight
No locked doors, no windows barred
No things to make my brain seem scarred

Sleep my friend and you will see
That dream is my reality
They keep me locked up in this cage
Canít they see itís why my brain says ďrageĒ

Sanitarium, leave me be
Sanitarium, just leave me alone

Build my fear of whatís out there
Cannot breathe the open air
Whisper things into my brain
Assuring me that Iím insane
They think our heads are in their hands
But violent use brings violent plans
Keep him tied, it makes him well
Heís getting better, canít you tell?

No more can they keep us in
Listen, damn it, we will win
They see it right, they see it well
But they think this saves us from our hell

Sanitarium, leave me be
Sanitarium, just leave me alone
Sanitarium, leave me the fuck alone

Fear of living on
Natives getting restless now
Mutiny in the air
Got some death to do
Mirror stares back hard
Kill, itís such a friendly word
Seems the only way
For reaching out again

Hell is worth all that, natural habitat
Just a rhyme without a reason
Never-ending maze, drift on numbered days
Now your life is out of season
I will occupy
I will help you die
I will run through you
Now I rule you too

Come crawling faster
Obey your master
Your life burns faster
Obey your master
Master

Master of puppets Iím pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you canít see a thing
Just call my name, Ďcause Iíll hear you scream
Master
Master
Just call my name, Ďcause Iíll hear you scream
Master
Master

Date Location Venue Content
8/9/2000 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena PhotoSetlist
8/8/2000 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena Setlist
8/6/2000 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre PhotoSetlist
8/5/2000 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre PhotoSetlist
8/3/2000 Dallas, TX Starplex Amphitheatre PhotoSetlist
8/2/2000 Dallas, TX Starplex Amphitheatre PhotoSetlist
7/22/2000 Chicago, IL Chicago Motor Speedway PhotoSetlist
7/20/2000 East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium PhotoSetlist
7/16/2000 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavillion PhotoSetlist
7/15/2000 Los Angeles, CA Collesium PhotoSetlist

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