Dyers Eve

Song Details

Written by

  • James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich
  • Kirk Hammett

Total Performances

First Performed Live

Most Recent Performance

November 20, 2010


                        Dear Mother
Dear Father
What is this hell you have put me through
Day in, day out, live my life through you
Pushed onto me what’s wrong or right
Hidden from this thing that they call life

Dear Mother
Dear Father
Every thought I’d think you’d disapprove
Always censoring my every move
Children are seen but are not heard
Tear out everything inspired

Torn from me without your shelter
Barred reality
I’m living blindly

Dear Mother
Dear Father
Time has frozen still what’s left to be
Hear nothing
Say nothing
Cannot face the fact I think for me
No guarantee, it’s life as is
But damn you for not giving me my chance

Dear Mother
Dear Father
You’ve clipped my wings before I learned to fly
I’ve outgrown that fucking lullaby
Same thing I’ve always heard from you
Do as I say, not as I do

Torn from me without your shelter
Barred reality
I’m living blindly

I’m in hell without you
Cannot cope without you two
Shocked at the world that I see
Innocent victim please rescue me

Dear Mother
Dear Father
Hidden in your world you’ve made for me
I’m seething
I’m bleeding
Ripping wounds in me that never heal
Undying spite I feel for you
Living out this hell you always knew

© 1988 Creeping Death Music (Global Music Rights)

Live Performances

November 20, 2010

Melbourne, Australia

Rod Laver Arena

November 15, 2009

New York, NY, United States

Madison Square Garden

October 15, 2009

Cleveland, OH, United States

Quicken Loans Arena

September 29, 2009

Dallas, TX, United States

American Airlines Center

August 2, 2009

Knebworth, England

Sonisphere @ Knebworth House

July 30, 2009

Oslo, Norway

Oslo Spektrum

July 27, 2009

Copenhagen, Denmark

Forum København

July 18, 2009

Hultsfred, Sweden

Sonisphere @ Folkets Park

July 16, 2009

Zurich, Switzerland


July 7, 2009

Nîmes, France

Festival de Nîmes @ Arènes de Nîmes

July 5, 2009

Werchter, Belgium

Rock Werchter @ Festivalpark

June 24, 2009

Rome, Italy