Wherever I May Roam

Album: Metallica (1991)
Charted: 25 82
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  • And the road becomes my bride
    And the road becomes my bride
    I have stripped of all but pride
    So in her I do confide
    And she keeps me satisfied
    Gives me all I need
    And with dust in throat I crave
    Only knowledge will I save
    To the game you stay a slave

    Rover, wanderer
    Nomad, vagabond
    Call me what you will
    But I'll take my time anywhere
    Free to speak my mind anywhere
    And I'll redefine anywhere
    Anywhere I may roam

    Where I lay my head is home, yeah
    And the earth becomes my throne

    And the earth becomes my throne
    I adapt to the unknown
    Under wandering stars I've grown
    By myself but not alone
    I ask no one

    And my ties are severed clean
    The less I have the more I gain
    Off the beaten path I reign
    Rover wanderer
    Nomad vagabond
    Call me what you will
    Yeah you will

    But I'll take my time anywhere
    I'm free to speak my mind anywhere
    And I'll never mind anywhere
    Anywhere I may roam
    Where I lay my head is home, yeah yeah

    But I'll take my time anywhere
    I'm free to speak my mind
    And I'll take my find anywhere
    Anywhere I may roam
    Where I lay my head is home, I swear

    But I'll take my time anywhere
    I'm free to speak my mind
    And I'll redefine anywhere
    Anywhere I may roam
    Where I lay my head is home, carved upon my stone
    My body lie, but still I roam, yeah yeah
    Wherever I may roam yeah yeah

    Wherever I may roam
    Wherever I may roam
    Wherever I may roam
    Wherever I may wander, wander, wander
    Wherever I may roam
    Yeah, yeah wherever I may roam
    Yeah, yeah wherever I may roam
    Wherever I may roam Writer/s: James Alan Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
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Comments: 28

  • Stecky This song is about being refugee, I know that for fact.
  • Mochi from PrThis song is about Buddhism and Siddhartha. Kirk is a Buddhist. Just look up Siddhartha. He discarded all his material possessions and became a roamer because "less is more" but continues to pursuit knowledge. I read a book about Siddhartha and literally everything on this song fits. It's astonishing that no one else noticed.
  • Ktos from PlWell i travel a lot with only a few things, i love to sleep in the wood, this song is my anthem. Every time im about to sleep i got "Where I lay my head is home" quote in my mind :D
  • Jonaqilz from Perak...malaysialove this song...almost about me n my life...
  • Fursuiter Chloe from Belvidere, Il (hoping To Go Live In Austrailia Or London)I thought it was about a person dreaming about worod domination, also I live 20 minutes away from bahgalow
  • Jasper from New YorkFor those who don't hear the "odd cracking" sound, you can hear it at 47 and 55 seconds in and it sounds like a whip cracking
  • Josh Souvannakasy from Tumwater WaIt had india sitar intro
  • Zander from Los AngelesI don't hear an "odd cracking sound" Help?
  • Bahgalow from Rockford, IlReally?? I thought this song was about a bum.. Like a bum that begs for change.. Never thought about it in the "Touring" outlook.. Hmmm..
  • Isis from Queens, NyThis is one of my favorites, love the beginning. I think the song is obviously about being on the road though.
  • Jordan from Liberty City, Txi love the sitar intro but i cant find it on napster always just starts at the heavy part...
  • Adam from Clinton Township, MiThis song is Metallica's answer to Seger's 'Turn The Page'. Both songs are about life as a traveling musician.
  • Oliver from Rizal, Philippinesit's about satan roaming.........
  • Danny from Des Moines, IaHey Varun, it's an electric sitar. You should watch the S&M version. Not only is it sick, but it also shows Kirk playing his sitar at the beginning. This song was written on the Phrygian scale which makes it sound more Eastern. Wikipedia says "Eye of the Beholder" is as well. I've heard Metallica wants to sound more Eastern on the new album, so expect some possible killers like this one. I don't work for Metallica, btw. I just love them so much.
  • Brian from Richmond , VaMy all-time favorite Metallica song off of my favorite album of all time, Metallica's self titled CD, more commonly known as the Black Album.

    The song is high octane energy. I absolutely love the beginning and the ending of the song. I play this song at least once every week. I love the lyrics and Lars is mean on the drums.
  • Colleen from Mankato, MnI have not heard every song by Metallica, but out of the ones I have heard, this is my absolute favourite.
  • Lars Ulrich from CopenhagenOur band (Absinthe) used to play this all of the time. It's a cool song.
  • Bob from New York, NyThis song reminds me of a soldier or samurai who just walks the earth without a care or goal.
  • Jt from Tullahoma, Tnthis is my favorite off the Black Album, hands down.
  • Mongrol from Istanbul, Turkeyone of my favourittes.. it's about freedom, and raw anarchism..... lots of power in this song...
  • Steven from Viking, CanadaThis song rules along with the rest of the black album
  • Charbel from SydneyU can feel the sadness in this music, the way the music is played, i feel like it expresses some kind of very sad moment like death or so....
    GREAT SONG!!! i love it
  • Niels from Denmark, DenmarkThe intro:
    James played the intro with a sitar which is an Indian folk instrument.


    The background:
    Lars used some further percussion and electronic sound effects for enriching the sound of the background.
  • Paulo from India, United StatesOne of the stronger tracks on the album.
  • Daniel from Sydney, AustraliaIt's a sitar which Kirk played which is why when ever this song is played live, the intro is played through on a tape
  • Varun from Delhi, IndiaCan someone tell what instrument is kinda used for the intro : An Indian Sitar or the regular guitar with a Sitar like Distortion???
  • Mariah from Miami, FlYeah, it's almost like... Sitar-sounding...
  • Jamie from Noel Shore, CanadaThis Song Kicks Ass...Especially The Intro :)
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