Louder than puppets: A Morrissey vs. Metallica lyrical quiz

Morrissey vs. Metallica

They couldn’t be more different, right? Let’s just see. Which one sang:

1. “Armageddon, come Armageddon!/Come, Armageddon! Come!”

2. “When you sleep/I will creep/Into your thoughts/Like a bad debt/That you can’t pay/Take the easy way/And give in.”

3. “Never opened myself this way/Life is ours, we live it our way/All these words I don’t just say.”

4. “I have lost the will to live/Simply nothing more to give/There is nothing more for me/Need the end to set me free.”

5. “As I live and breathe, you have killed me/You have killed me/Yes, I walk around somehow, but you have killed me.”

6. “Back in the womb it’s much too real/In pumps life that I must feel/But can’t look forward to reveal/Look to the time when I’ll live.”

Morrissey with Doll & The Kicks. December 4, 9 p.m., $55. The Joint, 693-5000. Metallica with Machine Head, Volbeat. December 5, 7 p.m., $55-$76. Mandalay Bay Events Center, 632-7580.

Answers: 1. Morrissey (“Everyday Is Like Sunday”); 2. Morrissey (“The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get”); 3. Metallica (“Nothing Else Matters”); 4. Metallica (“Fade to Black”); 5. Morrissey (“You Have Killed Me”); 6. Metallica (“One”).


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