Moth Into Flame

Album: Hardwired... to Self-Destruct (2016)
  • Blacked out pop queen, amphetamine
    The screams crashed into silence

    Tapped out doused in the gasoline
    The high times going timeless
    Decadence death of the innocence
    The pathway starts to spiral

    Infamy all for publicity
    Destruction going viral

    Light it up ah, light it up
    Another hit erases all the pain
    Bulletproof ah, kill the truth
    You're falling, but you think you're flying high
    High again

    Sold your soul
    Built a higher wall
    Yesterday
    Now you're thrown away

    Same rise and fall
    Who cares at all?
    Seduced by fame
    A moth into the flame

    Twisted backstabbing wicked
    The delusion absolution

    Perjurer fame is the murderer
    Seduce you into ruin

    Light it up ah, light it up
    Another hit erases all the pain
    Bulletproof ah, tell the truth
    You're falling, but you think you're flying high
    High again

    Sold your soul
    Built a higher wall
    Yesterday
    Now you're thrown away

    Same rise and fall
    Who cares at all?
    Seduced by fame
    A moth into the flame

    Burn!

    Guarantee your name, you go and kill yourself
    The vultures feast around you still
    Overdose on shame and insecurity
    If one won't do that fistful will

    Death scene black hearse the limousine
    A grave filled with seduction

    Vaccine fame does the murdering
    She builds up for destruction

    So light it up ah, light it up
    Another hit erases all the pain
    Bulletproof ah, no excuse
    You're falling, but you think you're flying high
    High again

    Sold your soul
    Built a higher wall
    Yesterday
    Now you're thrown away

    Same rise and fall
    Who cares at all?
    Seduced by fame
    A moth into the flame

    Addicted to the
    Fame Writer/s: JAMES ALAN HETFIELD, LARS ULRICH
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Robert N from AlaskaThis song to me is outstanding on the album. It also reminds me of the plot of Black Mirror's "nosedive" - which I still haven't seen yet, just seen some youtube videos about it. I think it is very relevant for our current modern times as well - social media is for many (by way of habit) a skinnerbox [action -> feedback -> reward -> loop] - a hamster wheel of "oooo if I take a selfy of myself doing this thing, then many will like it" then proceed to post said thing (action), get the like (feedback), get the dopamine from the like (reward) and then "what I can post now?" (loop).
    The meaning of the song is pretty straight forward.
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