Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
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
Can't they see it's why my brain says "rage"

        Sanitarium, leave me be
        Sanitarium, just leave me alone

Build my fear of what's out there
Cannot breathe the open air
Whisper things into my brain
Assuring me that I'm insane
They think our heads are in their hands
But violent use brings violent plans
Keep him tied, it makes him well
He's getting better, can't 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, it's such a friendly word
Seems the only way
For reaching out again

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Videos of Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Orlando, FL - 2003)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Grafenhainichen, Germany - 2003)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Tucson, AZ - 2004)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Gothenburg, Sweden - 2004)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Prague, Czech Republic - 2004)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Centurion, South Africa - 2006)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Rehearsal) (Nurburgring, Germany - 2006)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Imola, Italy - 2006)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Bucharest, Romania - 2008)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Chicago, IL - 2009)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Helsinki, Finland - 2009)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Cordoba, Argentina - 2010)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Belfast, Northern Ireland - 2010)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Indio, CA - 2011)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Halifax, Canada - 2011)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (New York, NY - 2011)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live - Mexico City, Mexico) - MetOnTour
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live) [Orion Music + More - 2013]
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Tokyo, Japan - 2013)
Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) & Sad But True (Asunci�n, Paraguay - 2014)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Oslo, Norway - 2014)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) and Blackened (MetOnTour - Rome, Italy - 2014)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (San Francisco, CA - Salesforce - 2015)
Welcome Home Sanitarium (Chicago, IL - 2015)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live - The Night Before - San Francisco, CA - 2016)
Metallica: Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (MetOnTour - Copenhagen, Denmark - 2017)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live - Minneapolis, MN - 2016)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live - Québec City, Canada - 2017)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (MetOnTour - San Francisco, CA - 2017)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Live - Turin, Italy - 2018)
Met Club Exclusive
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (MetOnTour - Stockholm, Sweden - 2018)