Songs that Shaped Music: “Enter Sandman” Metallica
Once a huge Metallica fan, I lost interest when their black album was released. Many people accused them of selling out with this album. I’m not sure if i agree with that but I still recall Lars going after Napster. Remember Napster?
As an artist myself, I believe all artists should be paid for their work. But there was something a little snarky and entitled and just plain asshole about the way Lars handled himself. But that’s not the point.
Not many would consider Enter Sandman a song that shaped rock n roll. I certainly wouldn’t on merit alone, and certainly not based on what they have produced since.
However, it was the first time a thrash metal band made the radio with any song. So as much as I no longer like Metallica or the music they’re producing now, they still brought heavy metal to a wider audience. Even the hair bands who were so popular didn’t do as much…as…this…one…song.
Enter Sandman Lyrics – Metallica
Lyrics to Enter Sandman by Metallica: Say your prayers little one / Don’t forget, my son / To include everyone / Tuck you in, warm within.
Enter Sandman by Metallica Songfacts
Enter Sandman by Metallica song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position.