Thorn Within

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned
Find me guilty of the life I feel within

When I'm branded, this mark of shame
Should I look down, disgraced, or straight ahead and know that you must blame?

        I am the secret
        I am the sin
        I am the guilty
        And I am, I am the thorn within

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned
Find me guilty when true guilt is from within

So point your fingers, point right at me
For I am shadows and will follow you, one and the same are we

        I am the secret
        I am the sin
        I am the guilty
        And I am, I am the thorn within

I do your time, I take your fall
I'm branded guilty for us all

So point your fingers, point right at me
For I am shadows and will follow you, one and the same are we

        I am your secrets
        I am your sin
        I am your guilty
        And I am, I am the thorn within
        
        I am the thorn within
        I am the thorn within

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