The Memory Remains Lyrics by Metallica


Metallica Lyrics

The Memory Remains Lyrics
(Hetfield / Ulrich)

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains

Heavy rings on fingers wave
Another star denies the grave
See the nowhere crowd cry the nowhere cheers of honor

Like twisted vines that grow
Hide and swallow mansions whole
And dim the light of an already faded prima donna

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains

Heavy rings hold cigarettes
Up to lips that time forgets
While the Hollywood sun sets behind your back

And can't the band play on?
Just listen, they play my song
Ash to ash, dust to dust, fade to black

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Dance, little tin goddess

Drift away
Fade away
Little tin goddess

Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black


Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains

Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black
But the memory remains

To this faded prima donna

Dance, little tin goddess, dance
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The Memory Remains Info:

• This song is about a celebrity who has lost her fame and now is living in obsurcurity with only her anger as her guide.

• James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich share writing credits on the song. Bob Rock & Metallica produced the track for the album 'ReLoad'

• The music video was filmed at Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, California. It is based on an anti-gravity concept.

• The single was released in 1997 and peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at #3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.




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