Am I Evil?

Album: Borrowed Time (1982)
  • My mother was a witch, she was burned alive
    Thankless little bitch
    For the tears I cried
    Take her down now
    Don't wanna see her face
    Blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace

    Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
    Got to see them, make them pay the price
    See their bodies out on the ice
    Take my time

    Am I evil?
    Yes I am
    Am I evil, I am man, yes

    Watched my mother die
    I lost my head
    Revenge now I sought
    To break with my bread
    Takin' no chance
    You come with me
    I'll split you to the bone
    Help set you free

    Twenty-seven, everyone was nice
    Got to see them, make them pay the price
    See their bodies out on the ice
    Take my time

    Am I evil?
    Yes I am
    Am I evil, I am man, yes I am
    Oh oh

    On with the action now, I'll strip your pride
    I'll spread your blood around
    I'll see you ride
    Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat
    Like a double dozen before you
    Smell so sweet

    Am I evil?
    Yes I am
    Am I evil, I am man, yes I am

    My soul is longing before, await my heir
    Sent to avenge my mother, sleep myself
    My face is long forgotten, my face not my own
    Sweet and timely whore, take me home

    Am I evil?
    Yes I am
    Am I evil? I am man, yes I am

    I'm with the action now, I'll strip your pride
    I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride
    Your face is scarred with steel, your spirits dance
    Like a double dozen before you, no romance

    Am I evil?
    Yes I am
    Am I evil? I am man
    Am I evil?
    Yes I am
    Am I evil? I am man
    Yes I am Writer/s: BRIAN ANDREW TATLER, SEAN LYNDON HARRIS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Hugh from Shrewsbury, United KingdomHeard this originally on the Diamond Head album and then saw them play it live where it was just as good. Then I had the misfortune of hearing Metallica play it at Donnington where they murdered it - especially the guitar solo. So nothing can beat the original for me.
  • Ryan from Anahola, HiThrash metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax all played this song during the "Big Four" tour.
  • Luke from Sc, Scmetallica owns this song! their version is much better than diamond head.
  • Nick from Cairns, AustraliaI agree. Nothin' beats the originals. Metallica's was great and a lot more distorted with the guitars and everything. That version was the one i heard the most until i heard the original version which turned out to be alot better. The solo is a lot cleaner too, even though i like the more heavy sounds, so i guess you could say metallica were inspired alot by the many bands of the new wave of british heavy metal (NWOBHM) scene.
  • Jeff from Austin, TxI heard this original version for the first time many years after hearing Metallica's cover. The original rocks just as hard!! Great song!
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