Metallica - Enter Sandman




"Enter Sandman" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It is the opening track and lead single from their self-titled fifth album, released in 1991.


The music was written by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Hetfield wrote the lyrics, which deal with the concept of a child's nightmares.


The single reached number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and achieved platinum certification for more than 1,000,000 copies shipped in the United States, spurring sales of over 30 million copies for Metallica and propelling Metallica to worldwide popularity.


Acclaimed by critics, the song is featured in all of Metallica's live albums and DVDs released after 1991 and has been played live at award ceremonies and benefit concerts.




Lyrics


Say your prayers, little one

Don't forget, my son

To include everyone


I tuck you in, warm within

Keep you free from sin

Till the Sandman he comes


Sleep with one eye open

Gripping your pillow tight


Exit light

Enter night

Take my hand

We're off to Never—, Neverland


Something's wrong, shut the light

Heavy thoughts tonight

And they aren't of Snow White


Dreams of war, dreams of liars

Dreams of dragon's fire

And of things that will bite


Sleep with one eye open

Gripping your pillow tight


Exit light

Enter night

Take my hand

We're off to Never—, Neverland


Now I lay me down to sleep

Pray the Lord my soul to keep

If I die before I wake

Pray the Lord my soul to take


Hush little baby, don't say a word

And never mind that noise you heard

It's just the beasts under your bed

In your closet, in your head


Exit light

Enter night

Grain of sand


Exit light

Enter night

Take my hand

We're off to Never—, Neverland


We're off to Never—, Neverland

Take my hand

We're off to Never—, Neverland

Take my hand

We're off to Never—, Neverland

We're off to Never—, Neverland

We're off to Never—, Neverland

We're off to Never—, Neverland