Metallica - The House Jack Built Lyrics




Open door, so I walk inside
Close my eyes, find my place to hide
And I shake as I take it in
Let the show begin

Open my eyes just to have them close again
Well on my way, but on my way to where I’ve been
It swallows me as it takes me in its fog
I twist away as I give this world the nod

Open door, so I walk inside
Close my eyes, find my place to hide
And I shake as I take it in
Let the show begin

Open my eyes just to have them closed once again
Don’t want control
As it takes me down and down and down again
Is that the moon or just a light that lights this dead-end street?
Is that you there or just another demon that I meet?

The higher you are
The farther you fall
The longer the walk
The farther you crawl
My body, my temple
This temple, it tilts
Step into the house that Jack built

The higher you are
The farther you fall
The longer the walk
The farther you crawl
My body, my temple
This temple, it tilts
Yes, this is the house that Jack built

Open door, yes, I walk inside
Swallow me so the pain subsides
And I shake as I take the sin
Let the show begin

The higher you are
The farther you fall
The longer the walk
The farther you crawl
My body, my temple
This temple, it tilts
Yes, this is the house that Jack built

The higher you are
The farther you fall
The longer the walk
The farther you crawl
My body, my temple
This temple, it tilts
Yes, I am, I am, I am

Open my eyes
It swallows me
Is that you there
I twist away
Away
Away
Away





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  1. Jefferson Andres Araujo Mendoza

    Risk is way better than this shit.

  2. Ardıl Külekci

    0:48 killer riff

  3. Breana Strickland

    I love this song Metallica for life

  4. Enrique Fuentes

    I fuck to this song

  5. brandon johnson

    Open legs so I came inside

  6. Burn Blister

    The darkness of these songs is just so real. I can feel James losing control as it takes me down, and down, and down again. I can feel the confusion, IS THAT YOU THERE!!??!! Or just another demon that I meet? I can feel the acceptance of the addiction, yes, this is the house that Jack built.

    Truthfully, we're all just the toys in the hands of another. Now, tell me, can you heal what father's done? Frankly, you make me smash the clock and feel I'd rather die behind the wheel. Time was never on my side, so on I wait my whole lifetime. Outlaw torn.

  7. Chewy2Chewy

    Underrated album. A new era of Metallica that opened my eyes just to have them closed again.

  8. Silver Fern KKiwi

    speed 1.15

  9. TheConshuscriterion

    This song has similar effects by guitar to a song by Alkatraz called The Ounze That Jack Built from the ‘70s

  10. juan mont

    One of James’s best singing work

  11. Alan Lloyd

    So many lyrics in this album are deeply personal and about James' struggle with alcohol..

  12. Alan Lloyd

    I like how this album is closer to blues rock than thrash metal.

  13. michiPL v2 gamer yt

    Najlepsza piosenka metallici
    Szkoda że nie jest tak znana jak Enter Sandman czy Unforgiven

  14. l0ser

    in my belief, this song is about an alcoholism addiction. jack is jack daniel's, an alcoholic beverage.

  15. Nicolas Sacker

    It’s about a house in Bellaire Ohio...1699 Belmont street

  16. gedresco

    this remind me Jerry Cantrelll

  17. Ebo M

    I love the doom feel of this song

  18. MantisCrawl

    I TWIST AWAY

  19. Thomas Clarke

    TO THINK METALLICA HAS FANS THE KIND OF MEMBERS WHO ONLY ALTERNATIVE THE COOLEST NORTHERN RITUAL AND METALLICA MOST CERTAINLY HAD COME A LONG WAY UNTIL IT SLEEPS THE SONG THAT MADE THEM FIRST IN ROCK ARTISTRY AND DO A GREAT JOB GRANTED I NEVER GOT TO SEE THEM IN CONCERT AND THEYRE THE KIND OF MEN THAT ARE LAID BACK ON THEIR FRONT PORCH BUT KNOW DEATHS INSTRUCTION THE PURPOSE BY WHICH WE FINANCE HER LIVING TRUTH THE VOICE WITHIN AND THEYLL ALWAYS MAKE A LASTING MEMORY IN OUR HEARTS MINDS

  20. Thomas Clarke

    EDWARD TWILIGHT THE SERIES

  21. Thomas Clarke

    MARILYN MANSON VESTIMENTA YEAH HAS STYLE I THINK SO

  22. rebirth70

    My favorite album from the great metallica. Huste to be ride the lightning. Such a great transition, that they caught alot of flack for. NOt by me. Like the diversity of this period for them. Listened to this and bush razorblade suitcase all the time back then. Mama said on this album really suprised me. Album full of ballads. Like it. GOd/Jesus bless and save all that read this.

  23. Comicalipse

    Just put on back audio, this " Audible Only to Iguanas " and the ambient will be very transposed jajaja

  24. MemphoWrasslin1

    Fuck you, Velveeta soft filled!!! Fuck you straight to hell!!!!

  25. Death Shot Society United

    If Alice in Chains wrote for Metallica.
    Killer fucking song, don't get the hate for this and Reload.

  26. Anthony Lo

    can't find a live performance, damn

  27. Владимир Соколов

    металл супер дом джека

  28. To jest jakieś kurwa nieporozumienie

    Underrated song

  29. Krispynachos 99

    0:49 dat riff! holy fuck

  30. Kelly Redlinger

    Load and reload is when metallica got nurtured... Death magnetic and hardwired is after being neutered you put on a spiked collar

  31. Kelly Redlinger

    It's metallica's grunge album

  32. Elder Santos

    if Metallica and Alice and Chains have a baby

  33. MemphoWrasslin1

    God, I just took a fresh, healthy, country shit!!!!

  34. Roughneck80

    Metallica fan since 1988ish..god i love this song

  35. El geday skanderbeg

    Is not clean thrash . Is more hard melodic garage rok hope so !

  36. Jeppe Bundgaard

    Quality is even more poor than me right now.

  37. Tony

    The house that Jack Daniel's destroyed.

  38. Montana H

    I like Load better than Reload

  39. Alonso Zatarain

    Boring!!

  40. farruconidas2

    Get clean soon James we are all with you! Legend

  41. Drew Wesley

    Papo & Yo from the father's perspective.

  42. Bonardi 1989

    I feel bad for James! in mid 2020 or almost Jack took him back to the recovery clinic

    MrParkerman6

    This song has nothing to do with addiction.

  43. theskullthatone nasir

    Wanna see a movie the house that jack built 2018.... Sick!!!

  44. Mully Mullen

    What a great song!

  45. Vincent R

    This album still kicks ass in 2019

  46. Artificial Insolence

    So much low-end in James' guitar. Love it.

  47. Andrey Chernukha

    The last great Metallica album. Reload is way worse. Every later one is just awful

  48. Jabbar Muhammad

    The house that Metallica built

  49. Ramsès Bruy Pérez

    What if metallica hired again Bob Rock for their next studio record??

  50. Mark Lupo

    I’ve always felt load and reload were James cries for help. And st anger shows his recovery. To me they were all three linked together

  51. MrShanester117

    Man I just wanted to come back and check. Yup this still sucks

  52. Johnny Fountains

    3 blind mice

  53. qvistus82

    I remember being disappointed in the album as a whole but I have to admit there's some good songs like this. Until It Sleeps is one of the best Metallica has ever done.

  54. Chris Ranker

    This so reminds me of Alice In Chains. A lot like Layne Staley's vocals and the background vocals from Jerry Cantrell. Kinda like man in the box with a little bit of what the hell I with get born again in the backing vocals. They definitely listened to a lot of Alice when making this album.

    MrParkerman6

    Absolutely nothing like Layne's vocals, are you fucking deaf?

  55. Shadi Radaideh

    2019🔥🖤

  56. Ioannis Christofis

    *WARNING!!!*From 4:17 to 4:37 the guitar imitates vomit sounds.Dont listen if you re loaded!
    P.S.I just threw up.

  57. Silver Fern KKiwi

    Possibly my all time favourite song. And dont you take that lightly neither.

  58. Dino 666

    Metallica will get aressted

  59. DropKick Texan

    Uncle Jack built this house, can you help Jack off his horse so he can step inside?

    DropKick Texan

    Ambiguity at it's finest

  60. Fábio Miloch

    The higher you are
    The farther you fall
    The longer the walk
    The farther you crawl.

  61. Retro Revelations

    It's nuts that there are so many good songs from Load and Reload that they've never played live, not even when these albums were new and you'd THINK they would have. Especially something like The Cure, which was a minor radio hit for fuck's sake. Or This. Or The Thorn Within. etc.

  62. Brandon C

    Here is a materpiece of musical work, what should the cover art be. "I think i'll jerk off on a slide then dribble blood i it"....cause that totally represents this band.

  63. Body Tech1

    Classic

  64. Mile granić

    Burn his fucking house down, bring back the prohibition...

  65. Harvey Tinseltin

    Yeah Jack Daniels, No. 7 a pint takes 9 shots.

  66. serge0341

    Last album that metallica was good. When i was in higschool i wrote a paper to my teacher explaining this song. She never wrote a remark about it. She was probably too disturbed to make a comment of how a 16 year old kid could write a page about his own well being reflected with this song.

  67. Péter Nemes

    I am REALY a big thrash (speed, and death) metal fan, so I was told to be hate this amezing song.
    But I love it!!!!
    Actually I love the whole album!!
    IT"S METALLICA 👍🤘✌️👍🤘✌️!!!!!!!!!

  68. Reppie

    Album's littered with epic songs like this one.

  69. KasoGamer _02

    Honestly I return to this album way more often than to the 80s Metallica albums. And I love thrash metal

  70. blegh

    4:17 sounds like an autotuned rat

    MrParkerman6

    There is no autotune on this album, dumbass.

  71. Humberto Lacerda

    Best Metallica's song!!

  72. Amancio Richard

    my fav metal band scene 1990

  73. Wendy White

    This is my favorite song off of the album!

  74. Troy Hirth

    I used to dislike this album back in the day.. love it now. I'm old. Lol

  75. Афанасий Тык

    Nice cover https://youtu.be/iBTrTuwmjo4

  76. AlexHvH

    4:17 utilizing the talk box aye

  77. LIKECarrotdrink

    honestly almost all of the riffs are just boring (bass too), Lyrics are awesome , drums too.
    The Talk Box is just what me keeps listening to the song, but really the riffs are just oof

  78. Joe Baker

    It's a great album, if the haircuts had'ent been released simultaneously there probably wouldn't be as much criticism....

    MrParkerman6

    None of them cut their hair at the same time and Jason cut his years before, yu dumbass.

  79. Kochonas

    Lars brought me here.

  80. Rodolfo Palma

    0:49 Harvester of sorrow

  81. Tibor Õsz

    The intro just screams: " We wanna sound like a Seattle band". Another Alice in Chains style diddy. Load keeps sucking throughout the ages.

  82. vst productions

    I bought the load album the first day it came out in 1996. Initially I was negatively surprised that it was even slower that the black album. But those melodies were phenomenon....both load & reload.

    Tibor Õsz

    Truth be told I find more melody on Kill Em all than the Load albums which sound like uninspered monotonous and boring jamming. BTW I love Corrosion of Conformity.

    vst productions

    I also love kill em all and ride the lighting and my favourite is... and justice for all by far...The jamming part, was whole concept of load and reload. A small break after 1,5years in the studio from the black album.
    To me load/reload were very mature and unusual albums.I wish they continued that way. I miss the melody now, melody which I didn't find in St Anger, Death Magnetic, And Hardwired as a whole. (The unnamed feeling, The day that never comes & Halo on fire are of course excluded)

    Tibor Õsz

    @vst productions so you found melody in beating a dumbed down riff to death in almost all these tunes. MOP had melody. Sanitarium, Orion etc. Poor old twisted me? What melody?

  83. MrBusticador

    one of my favorite Alice in Chains songs

    MrBusticador

    @Jason Hurk AIC influenced Metallica so much for Load and Reload... sorry for Metallica but AIC ruled in 90' (still now)

  84. Denni Diego

    The house Jason built....

  85. Jhon Lara O passa mau

    Não compreendo porque eles criarão esta merda ......

  86. Body Tech1

    Close my eyes find my place to hide

  87. Ángel Díaz Oyola

    and what is it? Metallica imitating Alice In Chains?

  88. ENKIDU

    To this day it still puzzles me
    Why the fuck do you paint an album cover with semen??

  89. Mario Guerra

    One of my favs

  90. Johnny Fountains

    Jack jumped over the candlestick

  91. Michelle Correia

    MUSICÃO❤️

  92. Áron

    Lars von Trier:)

  93. clint hall

    Great song

  94. Jacky Cox

    For real music fans imagine Metallica and 2PAC recording together

  95. seh 4ad

    2019🔈🔉🔊
    Best Album of Metallicaaa🇧🇦🇧🇦

  96. Tyler Feemster

    Laynes voice sounds different here. Hmmm.....

  97. Justin Friedeck

    METALLICA IS ANTI-CHRIST LOL NOT BIG FAN OF JESUS CHRIST

    dying for you. SO METALLICA HATES CHRISTIANS 100%. because GOD's PEOPLE ARE CHRISTIAN and if METALLICA CLEARLY hates GOD HIMSELF no doubt he hates GODS FOLLOWERS//CHRISTIANS thats what metallicas singing in every one of his songs what his lyrics are about and thats where ill tell you whats up blasphemy is evil~ Evil is Anti-Christ and Metallica does hate Jesus and Christians.

    Rogério

    idai garaio

  98. Justin Friedeck

    Songs 100% anti-christ, Your body is the temple of Jesus Christ for those who belong to Christ. Not the house that jack built thats satanic. Thats blasphemous outta blasphemy. You can say whatever you want but blasphemy is evil and anti-christ is satanic. I'll criticize your lyrics, you're going to hell big boy. The house Christ built. what do you even mean to say I'm saying Jesus Christ God himself throughout scripture and the word of God. Your body (is Christ's temple) i dont see the house jack built anywhere in that bible verse do you? Anyways you can be anti-christ and hate Christians all you want thumbs totally down. But. This song is about blasphemy. Not about God or Jesus Or Christ however blasphemy it means anti-christ against God without Jesus hates Christians.


    You can say this song hates Christians. If you want to be right on the spot.

    Justin Friedeck

    #garbage i like it

    Rogério

    vai chupa um cu jkkkkkkkkkkkk