James Hetfield (of Metallica) performing an acoustic version of “Until It Sleeps” live at the Fillmore in San Francisco California for UCSF Pediatric Cancer Benefit “Acoustic-4-A-Cause” on Thursday May 15, 2014.

Until It Sleeps Lyric

Where do I take this pain of mine
I run, but it stays right my side
So tear me open, pour me out
There’s things inside that scream and shout
And the pain still hates me
So hold me, until it sleeps
Just like the curse, just like the stray
You feed it once, and now it stays
So tear me open, but beware
There’s things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, until I’m clean
It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me
Until it sleeps
So tell me why you’ve chosen me
Don’t want your grip, don’t want your greed
I’ll tear me open, make you gone
No more can you hurt anyone
And the fear still shakes me
So hold me, until it sleeps
It grips you, so hold me
It stains you, so hold me
It hates you, so hold me
It holds you, so hold me
Until it sleeps
I don’t want it
So tear me open, but beware
The things inside without a care
And the dirt still stains me
So wash me, ’till I’m clean
I’ll tear me open, make you gone
No longer will you hurt anyone
And the fear still shapes me
So hold me, until it sleeps
Until it sleeps