My Apocalypse is the final track on Metallica's ninth studio album, Death Magnetic, and the forty-first single by the band. The song could be considered a look back to songs like "Damage, Inc." or "Dyers Eve", being a short (5:01) and high tempo ending to an album, just like on Master of Puppets and ...And Justice For All.
"My Apocalypse" is about a brutal car wreck. "Crushing metal, ripping skin, tossing body, mannequin, spilling blood, bleeding gas", very much describes a car crash.
Claustrophobic Crawl out of this skin Heart explosive Reach in, pull that pin Fear thy name: extermination Desecrate inhale the fire So we cross that line Into the grips Total eclipse Suffer unto my apocalypse Deadly vision Prophecy reveal Death Magnetic Pulling closer still Fear thy name: annihilation Desolate inhale the fire So we cross that line Into the grips Total eclipse Suffer unto my apocalypse Crushing metal, ripping skin Tossing body, mannequin Spilling blood, bleeding gas Mangle flesh, snapping spine Dripping bloody valentine Shatter face, spitting glass Split apart Split apart Split apart Spit Spit it out What makes me drift a little bit closer? Dead man takes the steering wheel What makes me know it's time to cross over? Born to repeat until I feel See through the skin, bones they all rattle Future and past, they disagree Flesh falls away, bones they all shatter I start to see the end in me Claustrophobic Climb out of this skin Heart explosive Reach in, pull that pin Violate, annihilate All wounds unto my eyes Obliterate, exterminate As life itself denied Fear thy name as hell awakens Destiny inhale the fire But we've crossed that line Into the grips Total eclipse Suffer unto my apocalypse Tyrant awaken my apocalypse Demon awaken my apocalypse Heaven awaken my apocalypse Suffer forever my apocalypse