Heavy Metal Lyrics

Heavy metal lyrics are great. Some aren’t. Here are the best ones in my honest, humble opinion. There are no lyrics greater than these in my head. These heavy metal lyrics have gotten me through countless traffic dysfunction here in this beautiful city of Miami. This city is beautiful but its also corroded with music that just doesn’t float my boat. In my opinion, the city needs more rock and roll. NO fuck that! It needs more Metal!

I don’t mean the type of metal that worships the devil. In all honesty, those lyrics I’ve never even come across. Maybe its because I’m a spiritual dude and I don’t go looking for it. Im sure if you go looking for devil worshipping heavy metal lyrics you will find them. I’ve gotten through almost 2 decades of heavy metal listening and have enjoyed it until this day. Its strong, its heavy, its masculine. If you’ve got a problem with those things this blog is not for you.

That being said, all of these lyrics are uplifting. Yes, uplifting. I like lyrics that uplift because I think they are the most important. Will you find lyrics in here crying about a girl? Nope. Will you find lyrics in here about a breakup? Nope. This is spiritual to the core stuff that you may not find in other heavy metal bands. I can assure you though that these head banging songs contain some of the best writing I’ve ever come across and I’m a total book slut.

I’ll give you my thoughts on these lyrics as well.

Guaranteed to lift you up, these lyrics are best read when listening to the music. You don’t have to, but probably a more profound impact they may have on you if you have your stereo blasting away.

Crank these suckers up to full blast and take your ears for a run, then go and lift some weights. And when you’re done with that, bang out some riffs of your own.

 

The Top 21 Heavy Metal Lyrics Known to Man

Some of you will argue and disagree, that’s totally fine. This is the list that has gotten me through when life seemed to show up in a cruel way as it does for every one.

Numero 21.

These Heavy metal lyrics are not what you think. Heavy metal is stigmatized with the whole devil worshipping crap.

Newsflash: It simply ain’t so, and here are some lyrics to prove it.

 

Number (21)

Practice what you Preach

You think your life’s so grad
You don’t believe a word you say
Your feet aren’t on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make, your mind so blank
And then you lose control, then you lose control!

I never was the one, the one to say the things you say
Never seem to wonder what you say
You think you’ve got your life completely in control
You’ve got a lot to learn,
The bridge you burn is gonna take its toll!!!
Pay the burnt bridge toll!!!

So practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!

You think your life’s so grad
You don’t believe a word you say
Your feet aren’t on the ground
You let your life just slip away
Just so uncertain of your body and your soul
The promises you make, your mind so blank
And then you lose control, then you lose control!

Pay the burnt bridge toll, then you lose control
Pay the burnt bridge toll, so practice what you preach

So practice what you preach!
Preach!
Practice what you preach!
Practice what you preach!
Preach!


Testament – “Practice What You Preach”


 

 

20)

I’m waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime
Reflecting on my past life and it doesn’t have much time
‘Cause at 5 o’clock they take me to the Gallows Pole
The sands of time for me are running low

When the priest comes to read me the last rites
I take a look through the bars at the last sights
Of a world that has gone very wrong for me

Can it be that there’s some sort of an error
Hard to stop the surmounting terror
Is it really the end not some crazy dream?

Somebody please tell me that I’m dreaming
It’s not easy to stop from screaming
But words escape me when I try to speak
Tears they flow but why am I crying?
After all I am not afraid of dying
Don’t I believe that there never is an end?

As the guards march me out to the courtyard
Someone calls from a cell “God be with you”
If there’s a God, why has he let me go?

As I walk all my life drifts before me
And though the end is near I’m not sorry
Catch my soul ’cause it’s willing to fly away

Mark my words believe my soul lives on
Don’t worry now that I have gone
I’ve gone beyond to seek the truth

When you know that your time is close at hand
Maybe then you’ll begin to understand
Life down there is just a strange illusion

Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Hallowed be Thy name
Yeah, yeah, yeah,
Hallowed be Thy name


Iron Maiden – “Hallowed be Thy Name”


 

Generals gathered in their masses,
just like witches at black masses.
Evil minds that plot destruction,
sorcerers of death’s construction.
In the fields the bodies burning,
as the war machine keeps turning.
Death and hatred to mankind,
poisoning their brainwashed minds…Oh lord yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait `till their judgement day comes, yeah!

Now in darkness, world stops turning,
as you hear the bodies burning.
No more war pigs of the power,
hand of god has struck the hour.
Day of judgement, god is calling,
on their knees the war pigs crawling.
Begging mercy for their sins,
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings…Oh lord, yeah!


Black Sabbath – “War Pigs”


 

18

Do unto others as they have done unto you
But what in the hell is this world coming to?
Blow the universe into nothingness
Nuclear warfare shall lay us to rest

[chorus:]

Fight fire with fire
Ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting with fear
We all shall die

Time is like a fuse, short and burning fast
Armageddon is here, like said in the past

[chorus:]

Soon to fill our lungs the hot winds of death
The gods are laughing, so take your last breath


Metallica – “Fight Fire with Fire”


 

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

Halls of justice painted green
Money talking
Power wolves beset your door
Hear them stalking
Soon you’ll please their appetite
They devour
Hammer of justice crushes you
Overpower

The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can’t believe the things you say
I can’t believe
I can’t believe the price you pay
Nothing can save you

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real

Apathy their stepping stone
So unfeeling
Hidden deep animosity
So deceiving
Through your eyes their light burns
Hoping to find
Inquisition sinking you
With prying minds

The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can’t believe the things you say
I can’t believe
I can’t believe the price you pay
Nothing can save you

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real

Lady Justice has been raped
Truth assassin
Rolls of red tape seal your lips
Now you’re done in
Their money tips her scales again
Make your deal
Just what is truth? I cannot tell
Cannot feel

The ultimate in vanity
Exploiting their supremacy
I can’t believe the things you say
I can’t believe
I can’t believe the price you pay
Nothing can save you

Justice is lost
Justice is raped
Justice is gone
Pulling your strings
Justice is done
Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real

Seeking no truth
Winning is all
Find it so grim
So true
So real


Metallica – “And Justice for All”


 

 

Faster than a bullet
Terrifying scream
Enraged and full of anger
He’s half man and half machine

Rides the Metal Monster
Breathing smoke and fire
Closing in with vengeance soaring high

He is the Painkiller
This is the Painkiller

Planets devastated
Mankind’s on its knees
A saviour comes from out the skies
In answer to their pleas

Through boiling clouds of thunder
Blasting bolts of steel
Evils going under deadly wheels

He is the Painkiller
This is the Painkiller

Faster than a lazer bullet
Louder than an atom bomb
Chromium plated boiling metal
Brighter than a thousand suns

Flying high on rapture
Stronger free and brave
Nevermore encaptured
They’ve been brought back from the grave

With mankind resurrected
Forever to survive
Returns from Armageddon to the skies

He is the Painkiller
This is the Painkiller
Wings of steel Painkiller
Deadly wheels Painkiller

CAN’T STOP THE PAINKILLER!


Iron Maiden – “Painkiller”


 

I think that someone is trying to kill me
Infecting my blood and destroying my mind
No man of the flesh could ever stop me
The fight for this fish is a fight to the death

White whale – holy grail

What remorseless emperor commands me
I no longer govern my soul
I am completely immersed in darkness
As I turn my body away from the sun

White whale – holy grail

Split your lungs with blood and thunder
When you see the white whale
Break your backs and crack your oars men
If you wish to prevail

This ivory leg is what propels me
Harpoons thrust in the sky
Aim directly for his crooked brow
And look him straight in the eye

White whale – holy grail


Mastodon – “Blood and Thunder”


How many years have we waited
for a ship that never set sail?
And how many days have we wasted
chasing a love that was not our own?
I sat ashore and watched
as one hopeless wave crashed upon another
while my thoughts ran to the hills
my heart never reached the sea
with only delusions of an endless journey
I am left with an ocean between you and me

Is this your salvation?
Is this all you can give?
I will not stand in reflection
of someone else’s dream

The gate to my heart has been weld shut
with the splendor of my aspirations closed in
how many years have we waited
for a ship that never set sail?
And how many days have we wasted
chasing a love that was not our own?

Is this your salvation?
Is this all you can give?
I will not stand in reflection
of someone else’s dream


 As I Lay Dying – “An Ocean Between Us”


We have all heard what we wanted to hear
“Truth” that sounds right to our ears

But what wisdom is there within us
To live based on the feeling of our hearts
How many times has instinct let us down
Never to be thought through
Never to be questioned
Say what you really mean
When your ambition calls you
For what use is there in praying
If you will only hear what you want to hear?

We speak of fighting to resist this world
But what about the battle within us?
If we have chosen to live against the grain
Then why are we all facing the same way?
There is no difference between us and them
If we all blindly seek truth from sentiments


 As I Lay Dying – “The Sound of Truth”


12)

Yesterday Don’t Mean Shit

Cause yesterday don’t mean shit

What’s over is over and nothing between

Yesterday don’t mean shit

Because tomorrow’s the day you have to face

There’s no rewinding time

Yesterday don’t mean shit

Yesterday don’t mean shit

Reliving old reviews is a useless tool of confusion

Don’t hold your breath for the turn-around

I love these lyrics, these are by far one of my favorite lyrics to belt out at full force, driving down the highway, at high speed. Windows up so I can hear every nuance of the mix clearly. Yesterday truly doesn’t mean anything.  

 


Pantera – “Yesterday Don’t Mean Shit”


It Makes Them Disappear

It makes them disappear

It fills their life with fear

When their future isn’t clear

It makes them disappear

This lyric right here comes from Phil Anselmo but it’s also in the Bible. You could argue that this isn’t so but I’ll just give you my thoughts and you can do with it what you will.

Without a vision the people shall perish. –


Pantera – “It Makes them Disappear”


When I die, I cast a shadow

And I’ll fly, I cast a shadow

Everybody get fucking up!

I cast a shadow…

I… I cast a shadow

I cast a shadow…

I… I cast a shadow

When I die, I cast a shadow

And I’ll rise, I cast a shadow


What shadow will be cast when you leave this world behind? Thats how I see it. This inspires me to leave a legacy. (A great big shadow of all the things Ive done)


Pantera – “I’ll Cast a Shadow”


 

You’ve Got To Belong To It –

If you want something in life you simply have to belong to it, it has to belong to you. You must breathe, eat, shit, sleep and live it everyday.


Pantera – “You’ve Got to Belong To It”


 

 

Run your mouth when I’m not around, it’s easy to achieve

You cry to weak friends that sympathize

Can you hear the violins playing your song?

Those same friends tell me your every word

P way punk!

[Solo]

[Chorus:]

Respect, walk, what did you say?

Respect, walk, are you talking to me?

Respect, walk, what did you say?

Respect, walk, are you talking to me?

Are you talking to me?

Walk on home, boy!

We can all relate to this one.


Pantera – “Walk”


This Is The End

This ends now

This ends now

And I don’t care about last year

Can’t be afraid of what the future holds won’t fear

Want not the past and the safety it brings

It doesn’t mean anything

We’ve come too far

There’s no going back now

Bring on the future with an open embrace

Memories I will erase

Memories I will erase

This is the end

This is the end of chasing dreams gone by

Ever-long is this goodbye and this

This is the end

This is the end of our respect denied

Stand with us or stand aside


Machinehead – “This is the End”


How does a man wrap his mind around eternity, when he can’t even…(when he can’t even…) explain his own…(explain his own…) composition?

Don’t you see it’s bigger than you?

He sleeps in the mountains of Indonesia, and the white on his flag brings colors to shame, colors to shame.

He sleeps in the mountains of Indonesia, and the white on his flag brings colors to shame, colors to shame…

The earth will swallow the water. The clouds refill the oceans.

The earth will swallow the water and spit out.

The clouds will refill, refill the oceans.

The earth will swallow… Old mountains will crumble… …the water and spit out. …and stronger ones will rise.

The clouds will refill… This is the portrait… …refill the oceans. …of the humble and broken.

This plane crashed down in flames…(down in flames…) with a man who lived, who died, to better this world.

David, rest in peace.

He sleeps in the mountains of Indonesia, and the white on his flag brings colors to shame, colors to shame.

He sleeps in the mountains of Indonesia, and the white on his flag brings colors to shame, colors to shame.

[In loving memory of David Clapper; you are an inspiration.]


 August Burns Red – “Indonesia”


Who can raise you from the fall and save you? Only you

Who can take the pain away and change you? Only you

Gather all your pain and suffering

Turn them into strength and weaponry

To overcome the enemy that’s in you

Come face to face with a war that rages in you

Who can take the pain away? Only you!

Who can raise you from the fall and save you? Only you!

Strength of the mind!

Before I lose control


 Killswitch Engage “Strength of the Mind”


Who We Are

This is who we are

This is what I am

We have nowhere else to go

Divided we will stand


Machinehead “This is Who We Are”


Bite the Bullet

Lion heart

Never give in

Unsatisfy every weakness

You want more?

You’ll get it

Determined, ferocious

Grit down and bite the bullet

Dare to unbind

Smash and redefine


Machinehead “Bite the Bullet”


 

“Shake it off

Pick yourself up,” they say

Your life fell apart in your hands

And you’ve got the scars

To prove it

It’s not the first time

And they’re getting deeper

Pull it together

Button up your shirt

Roll down those sleeves

Don’t let them see how you’ve coped

It’s not the first time

And they’re getting deeper

More and more your demeanor looks like quicksand

More and more your demeanor looks like quicksand

It seems like you’re giving up

Giving up on everything you worked for

It seems like you’re giving up

Giving up on everything you worked for

It’s pulling you under

It’s gripping around your throat

It’s pulling you under

It’s gripping around your throat

It seems like you’re giving up

On everything

It seems like you’re giving up

On everything

It’s pulling you under

It’s pulling you under

Life can be overwhelming

But don’t turn your back on the strongest crutch

You’ve ever had, you’ve ever had

They have always been there

To brace your fall

Wave goodbye to the past

You’ve got your whole life to lead

Wave goodbye to the past

You’ve got your whole life to lead

Wave goodbye to the past

You’ve got your whole life to lead

Wave goodbye to the past

You’ve got your whole life to lead

(You’ve got your whole life to lead)

(You’ve got your whole life to lead)

It’s time to gain some ground


August Burns Red “Composure”


Number 1)

You are infatuated, with what consumes you.

Put the victim on the front lines and left for dead.

Stop acting like there’s no… no other option but to let the waves carry you away.

Can you hold the water responsible for your wayward behavior, any more than it blames you for its gripping currents?

Erase the proof… erase the proof but your shame will remain.

Your shame will remain… will remain…

Your shame will remain.

Your shame will remain.

Will you always need someone to hold your hand, and talk… talk you through… you through the night’s shadows?

It’s so much easier to fight this war when you’re the last in line… when you’re the last in line.

Can you hold the water… can you hold the water responsible for your wayward behavior, any more than it blames you for its gripping currents?

What will you become? What will become of you? What will you become? What will become of you?

Your mind is the mountain before you – You’ve reached the summit, now transcend the skies.

You’ve reached the summit, now transcend the skies.

 


August Burns Red “Thirty and Seven”


 

This holds true for me as my mind is my mountain. Whatever mountain you have before you whether its your mind, a relationship or something else, know that we all face mountains. Crank up some heavy metal and get your ass to the gym. Even if you do only of these suggestions, and they are only suggestions, you will feel mightier.

For an entire decade I wondered, what the hell this song meant with its title, now I know due to the research I did for this post. Blogging is good.

What lies beyond your mountain is the question…