Low Man's Lyric

  • My eyes seek reality
    My fingers seek my veins
    There's a dog at your back step
    He must come in from the rain

    I fall 'cause I let go
    The net below has rot away
    So my eyes seek reality
    And my fingers seek my veins

    The trash fire is warm
    But nowhere safe from the storm
    And I can't bare to see
    What I've let me be
    So wicked and worn

    So as I write to you
    Of what is done and to do
    Maybe you'll understand
    And won't cry for this man
    'Cause low man is due

    Please forgive me

    My eyes seek reality
    My fingers feel for faith
    Touch clean with a dirty hand
    I touched the clean to the waste

    The trash fire is warm
    But nowhere safe from the storm
    And I can't bare to see
    What I've let me be
    So wicked and worn

    So as I write to you, yeah
    Of what is done and to do
    Maybe you'll understand
    And won't cry for this man
    'Cause low man is due
    Please forgive me
    Please forgive me
    Please forgive me

    So low the sky is all I see
    All I want from you is forgive me
    So you bring this poor dog in from the rain
    Though he just wants right back out again

    And I cry, to the alley way
    Confess all to the rain
    But I lie, lie straight to the mirror
    The one I've broken, to match my face

    The trash fire is warm
    But nowhere safe from the storm
    And I can't bare to see
    What I've let me be
    So wicked and worn

    So as I write to you
    Of what is done and to do
    Maybe you'll understand
    And won't cry for this man
    'Cause low man is due
    Please forgive me
    Please forgive me

    So low the sky is all I see
    All I want from you is forgive me
    So you bring this poor dog in from the rain
    Though he just wants right back out again

    My eyes seek reality
    My fingers seek my veins Writer/s: JAMES ALAN HETFIELD, LARS ULRICH
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Karen from Cebu, PhilippinesThis song is not so familiar to me at first. When I listened to this for the first time, I find this song great... Sadly, its one of Metallica’s underrated songs. This song must be popular.
  • Zero from Nowhere, Nj"So I cry to the alleyway/confess all to the rain. But I lie, lie straight to the mirror/the one I've broken to match my face." = BRILLIANT lyricism!
  • Austin from Bristow, Va@Jose, Megadeth mellowed out in the 90's just like Metallica. But I agree, it would be cool if Slayer tried thinking outside the box like Metallica and Megadeth.
  • Aki from Sunrise, FlThis separates the open-minded musicfan from the provincial metal fan. So it isn't metal; so what? That doesn't stop it from being a heartbreaking song.
  • Ray from Lodi, Njlove love love this song. touchs you right in the pit of your existance. forgot all about it until i stumbled on here tonight. thanks
  • Riki from Tampere, FinlandI cant stop loving song... One of the most underrated song EVER. Just for being on RL... This song... If i had to choose one sound LIKE ME, y know, be my theme song, this would be the one... I simply cant think of anything they could've done better on this...
  • Gaurav from Punjab, IndiaI think this is the best slow song by metallica , better than nothin else matters..i think this is about a man whos regretting for his deeds in past(trash fire is warm....upto...so wicked and worn) and asking the girl to forgive him.
  • Skylar from Den Bosch, Netherlandsthis song is so much better than Nothing Else Matters, this song should be famous and overrated instead of Nothing Else Matters.
    it could be about a homeless guy, or just about a guy that wants a girl but she thinks he is not good enough. that's what it remindes me of.
  • Jose from San Salvador, OtherThis guys can play anything, I'd like to see other bands like magadeth or slayer trying to create music outside there genere, MetallicA rocks and this song is one of the greatest
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