Music

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