Prince Charming

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich
There's a black cloud overhead
That's me
And the poison ivy chokes the tree
Again it's me
I'm the filthy one on Bourbon Street you walk on by
I'm the little boy that pushes hard and makes it cry

There's a dirty needle in your child
Stick me
Empty bottles still in hand, still dead
Still me
I'm the suit and tie that bleeds the street and still wants more
I'm the forty-five that's in your mouth, I'm a dirty, dirty whore

        Look, it's me
        The one who can't be free
        Much too young to focus
        But too old to see
        
        Hey, look, it's me
        What no one wants to see
        See what you brought this world
        Just what you want to see
        Hey, Ma
        Hey, Mom! Look, it's me

And he wants to be called "Father" now
Me again, me
The marks inside your arms spell me
Spell only me
I'm the nothing face that plants the bomb and strolls away
I'm the one who doesn't look quite right as children play

        Look, it's me
        The one who can't be free
        Much too young to focus
        But too old to see
        
        Hey, look, it's me
        What no one wants to see
        See what you brought this world
        Just what you want you want to see
        Hey, Ma
        Hey, Ma! Look, it's me

Look up to me,
What to be and what to fear
Look up to me
Look, it's me. Like what you hear?
See right through me
See the one who can't be free
See right through me
Look, it's me, what no one wants to see

Now see the black cloud up ahead
That's me
And this poison ivy chokes the tree
Again it's me
And I'm the filthy one on Bourbon Street you walk on by
I'm the little boy that pushes, pushes, makes it cry

        Look, it's me
        The one who can't be free
        Much too young to focus
        But too old to see
        
        Hey, look, it's me
        What no one wants to see
        See what you brought this world
        Just what you want to see
        Hey, Ma
        Hey, Ma! Look, it's me
        
        Hey, Ma
        Hey, Ma! Look, it's me

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Live Performances

“Prince Charming” has never been performed live