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Enter Sandman by Metallica

Released by Metallica in 1991
From the Album: Metallica (The Black Album) |

This version of Enter Sandman By Metallica was released by Metallica in 1991.

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Enter Sandman was written by Metallica band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett and is a pretty transparent song that is not that full of metaphor. The song, its lyrics and its ominous music and beat are all about nightmares and the things that go bump in the night.

Besides that, one of the more interesting footnotes to the song’s history is its use as New York Yankee Mariano Rivera’s “entrance song.” Rivera is without argument the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, a closer, the guy who puts the lights out at the end of the day, a nightmare for opposing teams.

There are a bunch of other facts about the meaning of Enter Sandman in our Decade Lyrics review of Enter Sandman.

Here’s the lyrics to Enter Sandman by Metallica

Say your prayers little one
Don’t forget, my son
To include everyone

Tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
Till the sandman he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
Off to never never land

Something’s wrong, shut the light
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren’t of snow white

Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon’s fire
And of things that will bite

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
Off to never never land

Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Pray the lord my soul to take

Hush little baby, don’t say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It’s just the beast under your bed,
In your closet, in your head

Exit light
Enter night
Grain of sand

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to never never land


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