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Friday Nineties – Metallica – Enter Sandman

Metallica didn't play the prom. They WENT to the prom!

Dorky picture notwithstanding, Metallica is a pretty good band.  And since this is October, I think it’s fitting that all the Friday 90’s songs and videos be as creepy as possible.  These boobs and their video fit the bill!

  • Creepy Old Man?  Check
  • Kid?  Check
  • Giant 18 Wheeler smashing into a bed in the desert?  Check…wait, what?

Yep, the video was creepy and the song was, too.  I can’t remember if this song was them finally making it big or them selling out.  I’m sure there were two sides who waged some sort of war about it.  I was not one of them.

Metallica is a band that sort of sounds like it could be the name of a state.  “Welcome to Metallica!  Buckle Up!”  “Metallica – the Land of Lars!”  “We chased him until he crossed the Metallica border!”


Video and Lyrics after the jump!

Metallica – Enter Sandman:

Say your prayers little one
Don`t forget my son
To include everyone
I tuck you in
walk within
Keep you free from sin
’til the sandman he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re 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 dragons fire
And of things that will bite, yeah

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

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

Now I lay me down to sleep (x2)
Pray the lord my soul to keep (x2)
If I die before I wake (x2)
Pray the lord my soul to take (x2)

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

Exit light
Enter night
Grain of sand

Exit light
Enter Night
Take my hand!
We’re off to never never-land

Yeah, ha ha ha


Yeah, yeah
oh, whoa

We’re off to never never-land

Take my hand
We’re off to never never-land
Take my hand
We’re off to never never-land

We’re off to never never-land

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  1. Nicole Ireland

    Nice song choice. I’m not a huge Metallica fan, but this is one of the songs of theirs that I like. I can’t wait to see what you choose for the rest of the month.

  2. loolpooq

    Ennnnnnnnnterrrrrrrr night!!!!!!!

  3. Jenny

    I would just like to say: I hate Metallica.

  4. Janiss

    As somebody who considers Metallica’s best work to be on Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets, I have every reason utterly loathe and villify “Enter Sandman,” and to consider pretty much anything off the Black Album to be a sellout. But I don’t. Quite the opposite. With this song and album, Metallica transformed the cult of heavy metal into a mainstream genre, and forged a path for every other mega-platinum high-volume, aggressive band (good and bad) throughout the rest of the 1990s. 1991 was one of the most exciting times ever to be a rock journalist for those of us whose musical preference was heavy, abrasive and powerful.

    • Acadia


  5. captain america

    ……………..KILL ‘EM ALL, folks!!

  6. bluzdude

    Loved Sandman. The slowly building intro is my favorite part… Guaranteed to raise my speed in the car by at least 15 mph.


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