Am I Evil? is the sixth track from 1998's album Garage, Inc. second disc. It was written by Sean Harris and Brian Tatler, with a length of 7:50.
Originally released by Diamond Head in 1980 on the Lightning to the Nations album, Metallica have already released their version in their 1984's Creeping Death single (aka Garage Days Revisited). It also features in the Wherever I May Roam single (in a live version recorded on 1991 in Moscow, Russia) and in the "The Unforgiven II" single (in a live version recorded on 1997 in London, England).
Metallica have played this song live for 729 times, first on March 14, 1982, in Anaheim, CA. It also is played in the Big 4 concert with Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer on stage. Am I Evil? features in Cliff 'Em All, Live Shit: Binge & Purge, Cunning Stunts and The Big 4: Live in Sofia live albums/videos.
My mother was a witch, she was burned alive Thankless little bitch, for the tears I cried Take her down now, don't want to see her face All blistered and burnt, can't hide my disgrace Twenty-seven, everyone was nice Gotta see 'em make 'em pay the price See their bodies out on the ice Take my time Am I evil? Yes I am Am I evil? I am man, yes I am As I watched my mother die, I lost my head Revenge now I sought, to break with my bread Taking no chances, you come with me I'll split you to the bone, help set you free Twenty-seven, everyone was nice Gotta see 'em make 'em pay the price See their bodies out on the ice Take my time Am I evil? Yes I am Am I evil? I am man, yes I am On with the action now, I'll strip your pride I'll spread your blood around, I'll see you ride Your face is scarred with steel, wounds deep and neat Like a double dozen before ya, smells so sweet Am I evil? Yes I am Am I evil? I am man I'll make my residence, I'll watch your fire You can come with me, sweet desire My face is long forgot, my face not my own Sweet and timely whore, take me home Am I evil? Yes I am Am I evil? I am man My soul is longing for, await my heir Sent to avenge my mother, sweep myself My face is long forgot, my face not my own Sweet and timely whore, take me home Am I evil? Yes I am Am I evil? I am man Am I evil? Yes I fucking am Am I evil? I am man, yeah
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|Songs||Hit the Lights • The Four Horsemen • Motorbreath • Jump in the Fire • (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth • Whiplash • Phantom Lord • No Remorse • Seek & Destroy • Metal Militia|
|Bonus Tracks||Am I Evil? • Blitzkrieg|
|Members||James Hetfield • Lars Ulrich • Kirk Hammett • Cliff Burton|
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|Songs||For Whom the Bell Tolls • The Unforgiven • Nothing Else Matters • Enter Sandman • King Nothing • Sad But True • No Leaf Clover • Orion • Fade to Black • The Memory Remains • Wherever I May Roam • Welcome Home (Sanitarium) • Fuel • Frantic • One • All Nightmare Long • Hit the Lights • Mercyful Fate • Seek & Destroy • Creeping Death • Master of Puppets • Battery • The Shortest Straw • Whiplash • Dyers Eve • Disposable Heroes • Fight Fire with Fire • The Thing That Should Not Be • Broken, Beat & Scarred • Cyanide • My Apocalypse|
|Featured Band Songs||Turn the Page • Tuesday's Gone • Am I Evil? • Stone Cold Crazy|