back Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Song Information
Written By Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
First Release Master of Puppets
Times Played 915
First Played March 27, 1986 - Wichita, KS
Last Played September 16, 2015 - Quebec City, Canada


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, just leave me 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