The Thing That Should Not Be

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
Messenger of fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light

Hybrid children watch the sea
Pray for father, roaming free

        Fearless wretch
        Insanity
        He watches
        Lurking beneath the sea
        Great old one
        Forbidden site
        He searches
        Hunter of the shadows is rising
        Immortal
        In madness you dwell

Crawling chaos, underground
Cult has summoned, twisted sound

Out from ruins once possessed
Fallen city, living death

        Fearless wretch
        Insanity
        He watches
        Lurking beneath the sea
        Timeless sleep
        Has been upset
        He awakens
        Hunter of the shadows is rising
        Immortal
        In madness you dwell

Not dead which eternal lie
Stranger eons death may die

Drain you of your sanity
Face the thing that should not be

        Fearless wretch
        Insanity
        He watches
        Lurking beneath the sea
        Great old one
        Forbidden site
        He searches
        Hunter of the shadows is rising
        Immortal
        In madness you dwell

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