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…And Justice for All

27 September 2008 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in art | 7 Comments »

“…And Justice for All”, Metallica, …And Justice for All, 1988. Part of my own political awakening, and just as valid now as it was 20 years ago.

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

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

  1. 7 Responses to “…And Justice for All”

  2. By http://corktageous.blogspot.com/ on 27 September 2008

    Glad to see there’s at least one other anarchist metal-head. :D

  3. By DixieFlatline on 28 September 2008

    I love this album so much. It’s so badly produced that it was totally unique.

    I remember reading in late 88 or early 89 an article about Monica Seles and they used some of the lyrics for “Eye of the Beholder” in the piece.

    That’s when I knew And Justice for All had arrived as a social/political phenomenon.

    Corktageous, there are a bunch of us anarchist metal heads. :)

  4. By Mike Gogulski on 28 September 2008

    Will I be a barbarian if I ask, “who the fuck is Monica Sales?”?

    That aside…

    I am reminded of an incident in which my parents decided they really hated my Slayer albums, at around the age of 17 or so. I recall writing a paper dissecting the meanings contained within “Behind the Crooked Cross” and submitting it to them for discussion. No discussion followed, but I kept my tapes. I call that WIN.

  5. By Rob Fisher on 29 September 2008

    A favourite of mine, for the same reasons, is “Don’t Tread on Me” from the black album. And that album has a rattle snake on the cover. Metallica are all right.

  6. By DixieFlatline on 30 September 2008

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Seles

    Yes Mike, you are a barbarian. :)

  7. By Mike Gogulski on 1 October 2008

    Huh, somehow I misread the surname. I plead guilty!

  8. By David Z on 2 October 2008

    Justice is my favorite Metallica album, hands-down. There are some great songs in the rest of their discography, as an album, AJFA is the best.

    Their latest album is very good, not AJFA good, but it’s far better than the last two or three discs they’ve put out.


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