Hero Of The Day
(Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett)


Mama, they try and break me

The window burns to light the way back home
A light that warms no matter where they've gone
They're off to find the hero of the day
But what if they should fall by someone's wicked way?

        Still the window burns
        Time so slowly turns
        Someone there is sighing
        Keepers of the flames
        Do ya feel your name?
        Can't you hear your babies cryin'?

Mama, they try and break me
Still they try and break me

Excuse me while I tend to how I feel
These things return to me that still seem real
Now, deservingly this easy chair
But the rocking stopped by wheels of despair

Don't want your aid
But the fist I've made for years can't hold off fear
No, I'm not all me
So please excuse me while I tend to how I feel

But now the dreams and waking screams that ever last the night
                     (But now the dreams that ever last the night)
So build the wall behind it, crawl and hide until it's light
                   (So build the wall and hide until it's light)
So can you hear your babies cryin' now?

        Still the window burns
        Time so slowly turns
            (The window burns)
        And someone there is sighing
           (Someone there is sighing)
        Keepers of the flames
        Can't you hear your name?
       (Keepers of the flames)
        Can't you hear your babies cryin'?
       (Can't you hear your bebies cryin'?)

But now the dreams and waking screams that ever last the night
                     (But now the dreams that ever last the night)
So build the wall behind it, crawl and hide until it's light
                   (So build the wall and hide until it's light)
So can't you hear your babies cryin' now?

Mama, they try and break me
Mama, they try and break me
Mama, they try and break me
Mama, they try
Mama, they try
Mama, they try and break me
                     (Mama, they try and break me)
Mama, they try and break me
                     (Mama, they try and break me)
Mama, they try and break me
                     (Mama, they try and break me)
Mama, they try
Mama, they try