1. Fight Fire With Fire (Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton)

Do unto others as they have done to 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 shall die

Time is like a fuse, short and burning fast

Armageddon is here, like said in the past

Soon to fill our lungs the hot winds of death

The gods are laughing, so take your last breath

Fight fire with fire

2. 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?

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 horrid scream

Freed from this frightening dream

3. 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 the fight, for they are right, yes, by 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 you 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

4. 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

Cannot stand this hell I feel

Emptiness is filing 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 goodbye

5. Trapped Under Ice

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)

I don't know how to live trough 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


Can't move at all


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

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

6. 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

See them 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

7. Creeping Death

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett)


Hebrews born to serve, to the pharaoh


To his every word, live in fear


Of the unknown one, the deliverer


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


Let my people go, land of goshen


I will be with thee, bush of fire


Running red and strong, down the nile


Darkness three days long, hail to fire

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


Rule the midnight air the destroyer


I shall soon be there, deadly mass


Creep the steps and floor final darkness


Lambs blood painted door, I shall pass

8. The Call Of Ktulu

(Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Mustaine)


Lead bass by Cliff Burton