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Ride the Lightning (6:37)

"Ride the Lightning" is the second track to the album Ride the Lightning. It is one of the last Metallica songs that Dave Mustaine received a writing credit for. Keeping in the political themes of the first three tracks, the song deals with capital punishment and the flaws that come with it. The protagonist of the story depicted within the song is an innocent man who is blamed for a crime he didn't do, and is executed…

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Guilty as charged but damn it, it ain't right
There's someone else controlling me
Death in the air, strapped in the electric chair
This can't be happening to me

Metallica - Ride the Lightning Lyrics


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  • One of the best Metallica tracks ❤️ \m/
  • Best Metallica song. (2)
  • Best Kirk's guitar solo (6)
  • Download from youtube here: Ride.mp3 http://musicnoow.com/v/QmSXIOlN6mY/bto-let-it-ride
  • @kriggs7: We had "Mandatory Metallica" on The Buzz down here in Texas. =) It was from 10 PM to midnight.
  • One of Kirk's finest moments.
  • Now it's time to die...
  • Anyone remember Mandatory Metallica on Z Rock around midnite?
  • Priceless song, those riffs, dat solo, dat voice!
  • Best Metallica song.

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