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The House Jack Built (6:38)

This song is about James Hetfield's battle with drug abuse (more specifically alcohol abuse). The line, "The higher you are, the farther you fall" is a metaphor James Hetfield came up with to describe the effect of drugs. '"Jack" refers to the Jack Daniel's whiskey brand. This song is one of many from the Load/Reload era to have never been played live.

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Open doors, so I walk inside
Close my eyes, find my place to hide
And I shake as I take it in
Let the show begin

Metallica - The House Jack Built Lyrics


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  • Mega Song!!!!
  • I can't believe there are people out there who hate this album.
  • Big sound ! Great band
  • Geiler Song!!!!
  • underrated [2] reminds me of alice in chains a bit
  • Somehow underrated...
  • My favourite Metallica song.
  • Very Good Song!
  • one of the best from this era for sure, killer song all around
  • Great song!

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