Ride the Lightning

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Burton/Mustaine
Guilty as charged
But damn it, it ain't right
There's someone else controlling me

Death in the air
Strapped in the electric chair
This can't be happening to me

Who made you god to say,
"I'll take your life from you?"

        Flash before my eyes
        Now it's time to die
        Burning in my brain
        I can feel the flame

Wait for the sign
To flick the switch of death
It's the beginning of the end

Sweat, chilling cold
As I watch death unfold
Consciousness my only friend

My fingers grip with fear
What am I doing here?

        Flash before my eyes
        Now it's time to die
        Burning in my brain
        I can feel the flame

Someone help me
Oh please, god help me
They're trying to take it all away
I don't want to die

Time moving slow
The minutes seem like hours
The final curtain call I see

How true is this?
Just get it over with
If this is true, just let it be

Wakened by horrid scream
Freed from this frightening dream

        Flash before my eyes
        Now it's time to die
        Burning in my brain
        I can feel the flame

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Videos of Ride the Lightning

Ride the Lightning (Los Angeles, CA - 2004)
Ride the Lightning (Glasgow, Scotland - 2004)
Ride the Lightning (Live) [Fan Can V]
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Ride the Lightning (Riga, Latvia - 2008)
Ride the Lightning (Milwaukee, WI - 2009)
Ride the Lightning (Sheffield, England - 2009)
Ride the Lightning (Indianapolis, IN - 2009)
Ride the Lightning (Porto Alegre, Brazil - 2010)
Ride the Lightning (Tokyo, Japan - 2010)
Ride the Lightning (Live) [Fan Can VI]
Met Club Exclusive
Ride The Lightning (Indio, CA - 2011)
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Ride the Lightning (Gothenburg, Sweden - 2011)
Ride the Lightning (Abu Dhabi, UAE - 2011)
Ride The Lightning (Werchter, Belgium - 2012)
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Ride The Lightning (Live - Mexico City, Mexico) - MetOnTour
Ride the Lightning & Creeping Death (Johannesburg, South Africa - 2013)
Ride the Lightning (Osaka, Japan - 2013)
Ride the Lightning & For Whom the Bell Tolls (Quito, Ecuador - 2014)
Ride the Lightning (Horsens, Denmark - 2014)
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Ride The Lightning and Wherever I May Roam (MetOnTour - Landgraaf, Netherlands - 2014)
Ride The Lightning and Sad But True (MetOnTour - Basel, Switzerland- 2014)
Ride the Lightning (Live - The Night Before - San Francisco, CA - 2016)
Ride the Lightning (Live at the Day on the Green - 1985)
Record Store Day at Rasputins!
Ride the Lightning (Live on Record Store Day 2016)
Ride the Lightning (MetOnTour - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 2016)
Ride the Lightning (MetOnTour - Mexico City, Mexico - 2017)
Ride the Lightning (Live - Uniondale, NY - 2017)
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