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Metallica

Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

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For other uses of “Welcome Home”, see Welcome Home (disambiguation). “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)“ is the fourth song from Metallica’s 1986 album Master of Puppets. It was inspired by Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Keeping with the theme of powerlessness of “Master of Puppets”, the lyrics portray one being trapped in insanity, or perhaps incarcerated in a mental asylum. However, a sanitarium is usually a facility for treating tuberculosis and other chronic disease. It begins slowly with harmonics, which in the song are meant to simulate time slowly ticking by. This eventually leads into the main riff followed by the bass guitar, drums and solo. The lyrics progress and become more harsh as time moves on, backed by harsher vocals (in comparison to ... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Sanitarium, just leave me alone ... Sanitarium, leave me be

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