Ride The Lightning

Track Listing:
  1. Fight Fire With Fire
  2. Ride The Lightning
  3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
  4. Fade To Black
  5. Trapped Under Ice
  6. Escape
  7. Creeping Death
  8. The Call Of Ktulu (Instrumental)

Fight Fire With Fire

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton)

 Do unto others as they have done unto you
 But what the hell is this world coming to?

 Blow the universe into nothingness
 Nuclear warfare shall lay us to rest

           Fight fire with fire
           Ending is near
           Fight fire with fire
           Bursting with fear

 We all shall die

 Time is like a fuse, short and burning fast
 Armageddon is here, like said in the past

           Fight fire with fire
           Ending is near
           Fight fire with fire
           Bursting with fear

 Soon to fill our lungs the hot winds of death
 The gods are laughing, so take your last breath

           Fight fire with fire
           Ending is near
           Fight fire with fire
           Bursting with fear

           Fight fire with fire
                 (Repeat)

Ride the Lightning

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Mustaine)

 Guilty as charged
 But damn it, it ain't right
 There is 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 is my only friend

 My fingers grip with fear
 What I am 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 are 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 the horrid scream
 Freed from the frightening dream

           Flash before my eyes
           Now it's time to die
           Burning in my brain
           I can feel the flame

For Whom the Bell Tolls

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton)

 Make his fight on the hill in the early day
 Constant chill deep inside
 Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey
 On they fight, for they are right, yes, but who's to say?
 For a hill men would kill, why? They do not know
 Suffered wounds test their pride
 Men of five, still alive through the raging glow
 Gone insane from the pain that they surely know

           For whom the bell tolls
           Time marches on
           For whom the bell tolls
     
 Take a look to the sky just before you die
 It is the last time he will
 Blackened roar massive roar fills the crumbling sky
 Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry
 Stranger now, are his eyes, to this mystery
 He hears the silence so loud
 Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
 Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see

           For whom the bell tolls
           Time marches on
           For whom the bell tolls

Fade to Black

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett)

 Life it seems, will fade away
 Drifting further every day
 Getting lost within myself
 Nothing matters no one else
 I have lost the will to live
 Simply nothing more to give
 There is nothing more for me
 Need the end to set me free

 Things are not what they used to be
 Missing one inside of me
 Deathly lost, this can't be real
 Can't stand this hell I feel
 Emptiness is filling me
 To the point of agony
 Growing darkness taking dawn
 I was me, but now he's gone

 No one but me can save myself, but it's too late
 Now I can't think, think why I should even try

 Yesterday seems as though it never existed
 Death greets me warm, now I will just say good-bye

Trapped Under Ice

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 I don't know how to live through this hell
 Woken up, I'm still locked in this shell
 Frozen soul, frozen down to the core
 Break the ice, I can't take anymore

           Freezing
           Can't move at all
           Screaming
           Can't hear my call
           I am dying to live
           Cry out
           I'm trapped under ice
     
 Crystallized, as I lay here and rest
 Eyes of glass stare directly at death
 From deep sleep I have broken away
 No one knows, no one hears what I say

           Freezing
           Can't move at all
           Screaming
           Can't hear my call
           I am dying to live
           Cry out
           I'm trapped under ice 

 Scream from my soul
 Fate, mystified
 Hell, forever more

 No release from my cryonic state
 What is this? I've been stricken by fate
 Wrapped up tight, cannot move, can't break free
 Hand of doom has a tight grip on me

           Freezing
           Can't move at all
           Screaming
           Can't hear my call
           I am dying to live
           Cry out
           I'm trapped under ice 

Escape

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

 Feel no pain, but my life ain't easy
 I know I'm my best friend
 No one cares, but I'm so much stronger
 I'll fight until the end
 To escape from the true false world
 Undamaged destiny
 Can't get caught in the endless circle
 Ring of stupidity

           Out for my own, out to be free
           One with my mind, they just can't see
           No need to hear things that they say
           Life is for my own to live my own way
     
 Rape my mind and destroy my feelings
 Don't tell my what to do
 I don't care now, 'cause I'm on my side
 And I can see through you
 Feed my brain with your so called standards
 Who says that I ain't right
 Break away from your common fashion
 See through your blurry sight

           Out for my own, out to be free
           One with my mind, they just can't see
           No need to hear things that they say
           Life is for my own to live my own way 
     
 See they try to bring the hammer down
 No damn chains can hold me to the ground

           Life is for my own to live my own way
                               (Repeat)

Creeping Death

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett)

 Slaves
 Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh
 Heed
 To his every word, live in fear
 Faith
 Of the unknown one, the deliverer
 Wait
 Something must be done, four hundred years

           So let it be written
           So let it be done
           I'm sent here by the chosen one
           So let it be written
           So let it be done
           To kill the first born pharaoh son
           I'm creeping death

 Now
 Let my people go, land of goshen
 Go
 I will be with thee, bush of fire
 Blood
 Running red and strong, down the nile
 Plague
 Darkness three days long, hail to fire

           So let it be written
           So let it be done
           I'm sent here by the chosen one
           So let it be written
           So let it be done
           To kill the first born pharaoh son
           I'm creeping death

 Die by my hand
 I creep across the land
 Killing first born man
 Die by my hand
 I creep across the land
 Killing first born man
 I
 Rule the midnite air the destroyer
 Born
 I shall soon be there, deadly mass
 I
 Creep the steps and floor final darkness
 Blood
 Lambs blood painted door, I shall pass

           So let it be written
           So let it be done
           I'm sent here by the chosen one
           So let it be written
           So let it be done
           To kill the first born pharaoh son
           I'm creeping death

The Call of Ktulu

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Mustaine)
(Instrumental)
Lead bass by Cliff Burton
All songs published by Creeping Death Music, ASCAP

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