Disposable Heroes



Master Of Puppets

Disposable Heroes

I hope I can do enough justice for this classic metal song by Metallica.
The Master Of Puppets is a legend itself. Released on the year of 1986 when Metal Music
is starting to dominate the world and the "The Big Four" (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax)
are battling to each other on who will rule the metal kingdom. Needless to say, during those time,
Metallica ruled them all. Simply no one can push over the Master Of Puppets album on its pedestal
which is currently still standing. I mean, all of the songs on the album are simply classic.
Metal worshippers have to simply have to bow down.

If Metal Music is a Poetry, then Metallica must be the Shakespeare of Metal Music.

Soldier and flowers

The lyrics of Disposable Heroes is deep and very well done.
The music is so fast, heavy and quite difficult to perform.
The song is obviously an anti-war song.
In fact, this the best anti-war Metal song ever created.
There are two person talking to each other on this song.

Thinking Soldier
1st person:
The Soldier who is thinking about the meaning of war and the meaning of life
Commanding Officer
2nd person:
The General who is ordering his soldier to attack and never look back.
BACK TO THE FRONT!


Born To Kill

Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end
No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend
Running blind through killing fields, bred to kill them all
Victim of what said should be, A servant `til I fall
1st person:
This is the part when a soldier in the middle of the war is starting to fear for his life.
Soldiers were trained to kill but once death is right in front of their face,
they are asking themselves "Is this how will I gonna end? A servant till I fall?"
Soldiers were trained, raised and bred to kill.
Kill or be killed

Soldiers Attacking
Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
Just do as we say
Finished here, Greeting Death
He's yours to take away
2nd person:
This is how the chain of command treats the lower ranking soldiers,
as toys, as pawns, as cannon fodders, soldiers have to die in the battle field.
They totally disregard the lives of the soldiers.
Soldiers were trained to follow command, kill and be killed on the battlefield.
No questions should be asked. Just folllow as you have told.
Follow the chain of command.
"Hey, Private, Hey soldier do as what you told, You got your orders. Go out in the field and die."

Back To The Front
Back to the front!
You will Do what I say, when I say!
Back to the front!
You will Die when I say, You must die!
Back to the front!
You coward!
You servant!
You blindman!
2nd person:
Commanders are ordering their soldiers to get back in front of the enemy lines and face death.
BACK TO THE FRONT!
Follow my orders.
BACK TO THE FRONT!
No retreat. No surrender.
BACK TO THE FRONT!
Death for the soldiers, while the general/commanders are at the
comfort of the military base giving orders to the soldiers on how to kill and die.

Soldiers and Battletank
Barking of machine gun fire, does nothing to me now
Sounding of the clock that ticks, get used to it somehow
More a man, more stripes you bare, glory seeker trends
Bodies fill the fields I see, the slaughter never ends
1st person:
This is how soldiers are being numbed and desensitized on killing their enemies, killing another human being.
The more enemy you killed, the more glorious it would be.
Medal of Valor will be given to the (lucky) soldiers who will stay alive after the war (glory seeker trends).
This is how wars are being justified/glorified in the name of patriotism.
Soldiers were brainwashed on killing people in the name of their country, liberty or freedom.
You will stop killing people as long as they are all dead.
Soldiers being rewarded
Why, Am I dying?
Kill, have no fear
Lie, live off lying
Hell, Hell is here
I was born for dying!!!

Soldier Screaming
This is the part when soldiers in the middle of the war
have finally realized that they were sent to die on a senseless war.
This kind of scenario is specially true to the CANNON FODDERS

WIKIPEDIA: Cannon Fodders
Cannon fodder is an informal term for military personnel who are regarded or treated
as expendable in the face of enemy fire.
The term is generally used in situations where soldiers are forced to deliberately fight
against hopeless odds (with the foreknowledge that they will suffer extremely high casualties)
in an effort to achieve a strategic goal. An example is the trench warfare in World War I.
The term may also be used (somewhat pejoratively) to differentiate infantry
from other forces (such as artillery, air force or the navy), who generally have a much higher survival rate.


Lonely Soldier
Life planned out before my birth, nothing could I say
Had no chance to see myself, molded day by day
Looking back I realize, nothing have I done
Left to die with only friend, Alone I clench my gun
1st person:
The soldiers are just tools of destruction in the middle of the war.
The soldiers are pawn. They are expendable.
Accomplishment in life by joining the army?
Accomplishment in life by killing another human being?
Accomplishment in life by following orders as you have told by the politicians/generals?
In war,
a lot of people die,
but soldiers losses breath individually, alone.
"Left to die with only friend, Alone I clench my gun"

Disposable Heroes

Disposable Heroes

James Hetfield


Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end
No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend
Running blind through killing fields, bred to kill them all
Victim of what said should be, A servant `til I fall

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
Just do as we say
Finished here, Greeting Death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front!
You will Do what I say, when I say!
Back to the front!
You will Die when I say, You must die!
Back to the front!
You coward!
You servant!
You blindman!

Barking of machinegun fire, does nothing to me now
Sounding of the clock that ticks, get used to it somehow
More a man, more stripes you bare, glory seeker trends
Bodies fill the fields I see, the slaughter never ends

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
Just do as we say
Finished here, Greeting Death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front!
You will Do what I say, when I say!
Back to the front!
You will Die when I say, You must die!
Back to the front!
You coward!
You servant!
You blindman!

Why, Am I dying?
Kill, have no fear
Lie, live off lying
Hell, Hell is here

I was born for dying!

Life planned out before my birth, nothing could I say
Had no chance to see myself, molded day by day
Looking back I realize, nothing have I done
Left to die with only friend, Alone I clench my gun

Soldier boy, made of clay
Now an empty shell
Twenty one, only son
But he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
Just do as we say
Finished here, Greeting Death
He's yours to take away

Back to the front!
You will Do what I say, when I say!
Back to the front!
You will Die when I say, You must die!
Back to the front!
You coward!
You servant!
You blindman!

Back to the front!

Back to the front!
Back to the front!
Back to the front!
Back to the front!!!

3 comments:

Moröküz said...

Hello. I like your this writing, too much. I want to translate to Turkish this writing and publish on my blog. Of course with your sign. (Your name is "Joseph ERDON", isn't it? )

josepherdon said...

Hi Moröküz,

Thanks for your interest.
I really appreciate it.
No need to post my whole name,
just use my pen name, josepherdon.

Please update me and send me the url of your translation

thanks

Moröküz said...

Thank you, too. :-)
I've wrote "Josepherdon"
It's on this url: http://morokuz.blogcu.com/disposable-heroes-josepherdon_45942881.html

Respect & Love
Moröküz

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