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Songs of Sacrilege: Leper Messiah by Metallica

This is the thirty-eighth installment in the Songs of Sacrilege series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a song that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please send me an email.

Today’s Song of Sacrilege is Leper Messiah by Metallica.

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Lyrics

Spineless from the start, sucked into the part
Circus comes to town, you play the lead clown
Please, please
Spreading his disease, living by his story
Knees, knees
Falling to your knees, suffer for his glory
You will

Time for lust, time for lie
Time to kiss your life goodbye
Send me money, send me green
Heaven you will meet
Make a contribution
And you’ll get a better seat
Bow to Leper Messiah

Marvel at his tricks, need your Sunday fix
Blind devotion came, rotting your brain
Chain, chain
Join the endless chain
Taken by his glamour
Fame, Fame
Infection is the game, stinking drunk with power
We see

Time for lust, time for lie
Time to kiss your life goodbye
Send me money, send me green
Heaven you will meet
Make a contribution
And you’ll get a better seat
Bow to Leper Messiah

Witchery, weakening
Sees the sheep are gathering
Set the trap, hypnotize
Now you follow

Time for lust, time for lie
Time to kiss your life goodbye
Send me money, send me green
Heaven you will meet
Make a contribution
And you’ll get a better seat

Lie
Lie
Lie
Lie
Lie
Lie
Lie
Lie

Series Navigation<< Songs of Sacrilege: Holier Than Thou by MetallicaSongs of Sacrilege: Spirit in the Sky by Gareth Gates >>

2 Comments

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    Justin

    Two Metallica posts! And a Motorhead. I thought I was the only one.

    When I was a teenager, bands like Metallica, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, and Megadeth were definitely not on the approved list, but provided a dose of honesty about life that I couldn’t get anywhere else. They called bullshit on religion before it was fashionable, and in a unique way my angry teenage years could appreciate. They expressed what I was already wondering, only they did it loud and proud.

    Even though a song like “Master of Puppets” was about drug addiction, it resonated with me in my conservative church upbringing, where honest discussion of the real issues at hand never occurred. I was the one declaring the emperor to have no clothes, as a result, and it got me… well… here I am.

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