Metallica “… And Justice For All” (Thrash Metal) [Music/Track]

Year: 1988
Genre: Thrash Metal
From: The album “… And Justice For All

Justice is Lost … Justice is Raped … Justice is Gone

Metallicas fourth album takes on the oppression of the system. The System that you were told was for your protection. On this track they make the case against the justice system. That it’s not so much about justice for you as it is for those with money and lawyer against lawyer. The lines “Apathy their stepping stone, So unfeeling, Hidden deep animosity, So deceiving” says it all. This brilliant track came out in 1988 but is always current.

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

As the lyrics here above says, the distorted legal system in the U.S. can be silenced by all the red tape implemented to benefit wealthy lobbyists and campaign donors, not the average citizen. The government really don’t care about the non-elites, but only to receive a lot of money. Those in privileged and\or powerful positions will always use this advantage to win against the little guy, at points even gaming the system to ensure victory. The system is rigged, and it’s rigged against us.

Apart from the brilliant lyrics, the music in itself kind of have a progressive touch and is amazing with its tempo switches from calm, aggressive, calm and then back to aggressive.

After the 1988-89 Justice tour the band never played it live again until 2008, when it returned to their setlist.

Just enjoy and follow with the lyrics and think about what’s being said. As always, question everything!

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“… 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
We pay
Nothing can save us
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

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