Eye Of The Beholder

Album: ...And Justice For All (1988)
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  • This song is about how despite the first amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech, America isn't really free: "You can do it your way if it's done just how I say." >>
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    Dylan - ottawa, KS
  • The title does not appear in the lyrics. "Eye Of The Beholder" comes from the phrase "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," meaning that people see things in different ways.
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Comments: 4

  • Goombario from Jacksonville, FlThis song is really, really long... also has a pretty cool riff
  • Austin from Bristow, VaJudging from the lyrics, it feels as if they are sung from the perspective of Lucemon, the main villian from Digimon Fontier. To some extent that is.
  • Nick from Cairns, AustraliaAwesome song, just like the rest. I think the solo is in the same, if not, similar scale to the solo in wherever I May Roam, as well as The Thing That Should Not Be, not sure, just a thought.
  • Adam from Yarmouth, MeI love this song it is my favorite by Metallica!!!!!!!!
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