Hero of the Day

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
Mama, they try and break me

The window burns to light the way back home
A light that warms no matter where they've gone
They're off to find the hero of the day
But what if they should fall by someone's wicked way?

        Still the window burns
        Time so slowly turns
        And someone there is sighing
        Keepers of the flames
        Do you feel your name?
        Did you hear your babies crying?

Mama, they try and break me
Still they try and break me

Excuse me while I tend to how I feel
These things return to me that still seem real
Now, deservingly, this easy chair
But the rocking stopped by wheels of despair

        Don't want your aid
        But the fist I make
        For years can't hold or feel
        No, I'm not all me
        So please excuse me while I tend to how I feel

                But now the dreams and waking screams
                That ever last the night
                So build the wall, behind it crawl
                And hide until it's light
                So can you hear your babies crying now?

Still the window burns
Time so slowly turns
And someone there is sighing
Keepers of the flames
Did you feel your names?
Did you hear your babies crying?

                But now the dreams and waking screams
                That ever last the night
                So build a wall, behind it crawl
                And hide until it's light
                So can't you hear your babies crying now?

Mama, they try and break me
Mama, they try and break me
Mama they try
Mama they try

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