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Song
Death Magnetic (album)

That Was Just Your Life is the opening track to Metallica's ninth studio album, Death Magnetic.

Lyrics

 Like a siren in my head that always
 Threatens to repeat
 Like a blind man that is strapped into the speeding driver's seat 
 Like a face 
 That learns to speak
 When all it knew was how to bite
 
 Like a misery that keeps me focused 
 Though I've gone astray
 Like an endless nightmare that 
 I must awaken from each day
 Like conviction 
 A premonition
 Not worthy of, so I deny...... I deny
 
     I blind my eyes and try to force it all into place
     I stitch them up, see not my fall from grace
     I blind my eyes, I hide and feel it passing me by 
     I open just in time to say goodbye
 
          Almost like your life
          Almost like your endless fight
          Curse the day is long 
          Realize you don't belong
          Disconnect somehow
          Never stop the bleeding now
          Almost like your fight
          And there it went,
          Almost like your life
 
 Like a wound that keeps on bleeding to remind me not to think
 Like a raging river drowning when 
 I only need a drink
 Like a poison
 That I swallow
 But I want the world to die
 
 Like a release from prison 
 That I didn't know I was in
 Like a fight to live the past I prayed 
 To leave
 From way back then
 Like a general 
 Without a mission 
 Until the war will start again...... start again
 
     I blind my eyes and try to force it all into place
     I stitch them up, see not my fall from grace
     I blind my eyes, I hide and feel it passing me by 
     I open just in time to say goodbye
 
          Almost like your life
          Almost like your endless fight
          Curse the day is long 
          Realize you don't belong
          Disconnect somehow
          Never stop the bleeding now
          Almost like your fight
          And there it went,
          Almost like your life
 
 Like a touch from hell to feel how hot
 That it can get if you get caught
 Like a strike from heaven turns that key
 And brings you straight down to your knees
 
 Like a touch from hell to feel how hot
 That it can get if I get caught
 Like a strike from heaven to reprieve
 That brings you straight down to your knees
 
         Almost like your life
         Almost like your endless fight 
         Curse the day is long 
         Realize you don't belong
         Disconnect somehow
         Never stop the bleeding now
         Almost like your fight
         And there it went,
         Almost like your life
 
 That was just your life

Live

"That Was Just Your Life" became the opening song to the World Magnetic Tour, featuring pulsating stage lighting to accompany the beating heart at the start of the song as well as a laser light show as the tempo suddenly increases and the song really kicks off.