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Sunday, 22 June 2008

The Unforgiven / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics

The Unforgiven / The Black Album / Metallica Lyrics


"The Unforgiven" is probably the slowest song on Metallica's self-titled album. THe song has a sequel, in the form of "The Unforgiven II", from the album ReLoad.

Drummer Lars Ulrich is noted for saying that the band wanted to try something novel (for them) with the idea of a ballad - instead of the standard melodic verse and heavy chorus the band opted to reverse the structure, with heavy, distorted verses and a softer, more melodic pop chorus, recorded with classical guitars and James Hetfield's surprise crooning "So I dub thee unforgiven."

The Unforgiven

New blood joins this earth
And quikly he's subdued
Through constant pained disgrace
The young boy learns their rules

With time the child draws in
This whipping boy done wrong
Deprived of all his thoughts
The young man struggles on and on he's known
A vow unto his own
That never from this day
His will they'll take away

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never be
Never see
Won't see what might have been

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is
Throughout his life the same
He's battled constantly
This fight he cannot win
A tired man they see no longer cares
The old man then prepares
To die regretfully
That old man here is me

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never be
Never see
Won't see what might have been

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

You labeled me
I'll label you
So I dub thee unforgiven


Follow here for the entire Black album lyrics

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

amazing song

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