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Chop your breakfast on a mirror

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by monkeypants, 29 May 2006.

  1. monkeypants

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    I'm trying to work out what this Master of Puppets line means.. Can anyone help me? It's quite annoying, it just seems like a random line they stuck in there to make the verse scan.
     
  2. Carzy

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    Having coke for breakfast?
     
  3. penski

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    *taps nose*

    *n
     
  4. ra5a-libre

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    *sniff* *sniff*
     
  5. KaHn

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    Ah the young and naive ;)

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  6. monkeypants

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    I see, it still makes no sense to me though:

    "Pain monopoly,
    Ritual misery,
    Chop your breakfast on a mirror"

    :confused:
     
  7. penski

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    It's Metallica; you don't expect lyrical mastery or finesse from a band whose only redeemable song starts with the refrain 'Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire, whoo, yeah.' do you?

    *n
     
  8. Carzy

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    Haha :p

    On a side-note too, I've never been a massive Metallica fan. Only like a few of their songs, and they seem pretty overrated in my book.
     
  9. monkeypants

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    It starts "Fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire"

    The chorus starts with "So" - consider yourself schooled.

    Metallica are ace...

    Trivium cover is better though
     
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  10. William

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    Its talking about the consumingly addictive ritual and harm caused by cocaine abuse maybe?
     
  11. penski

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    Evidently it didn't leave as big an imprint on my psyche as I previously thought ;)

    Musically, I rate them just below Ratt and Warrant. As people, I rate them somewhere between Hitler and Mao Tse Tung.

    *n
     
  12. One More Solo

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    Did drugs ever really feature with Metallica? Always saw them as more of an alcohol band.
     
  13. Abraham

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    i was going to attempt a useful reply
    but you just dont deserve it anymore
    you lack taste

    i see the whole song as being about drug addiction, i dont think it's massively about personal experience, but it's quite clearly what it's about
     
  14. Gaijin

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    I was looking for a particular passage which i have read before that states the "Chop your breakfast on a mirror" line was about a particularly remarkable crew member/acquaintance/production team member who used to do Charlie in the morning as "breakfast". As far as I can remember I thought Metallica were relatively free from drugs (as much as a rock band could be!) and main problems were drink particularly in Hetfield and Mustaine (when he was with them). I think Dave Mustaine had drug problems though.
     
  15. penski

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    No. He was just ginger.

    *n
     
  16. Gaijin

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    ho ho ho.
     
  17. Turbanation

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    have water
     
  18. penski

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    What in the name of Mick Hucknall's guiche does that mean?

    *n
     
  19. Spirit7

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    Metallica were essential up until ...And Justice for All. After that, anything interesting about them dissipated rapidly...The Black Album is extremely boring, over-produced radio metal.

    Can't be questioning the first 4 though (except maybe the production on Justice).

    Also, Trivium are the worst band ever.

    -C
     
  20. Sic

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    have you ever tried chopping alcohol on a mirror? messy.