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The Thing That Should Not Be

This song is by Metallica and appears on the album Master of Puppets (1986).

This song has been covered by Primus under the title "The Thing That Should Not Be".
This song is featured in the video game Guitar Hero: Metallica.
Messenger of fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light

Hybrid children watch the sea
Pray for father, roaming free

Fearless wretch, insanity
He watches, lurking beneath the sea
Great old one, forbidden site
He searches, hunter of the shadows is rising

Immortal
In madness you dwell

Crawling chaos underground
Cult has summoned twisted sound

Out from ruins once possessed
Fallen city, living death

Fearless wretch, insanity
He watches, lurking beneath the sea
Timeless sleep has been upset
He awakens, hunter of the shadows is rising

Immortal
In madness you dwell

In madness you dwell

Not dead which eternal lie
Stranger eons, death may die

Drain you of your sanity
Face the thing that should not be

Fearless wretch, insanity
He watches, lurking beneath the sea
Great old one, forbidden site
He searches, hunter of the shadows is rising

Immortal
In madness you dwell

Credits

Written by:

Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich

Trivia:

The verse "Not dead which eternal lie / Stranger eons, death may die" is adapted from a couplet in the works of H. P. Lovecraft Wikipedia16.

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