The Unforgiven Lyrics by Metallica


Metallica Lyrics

The Unforgiven Lyrics
(Hetfield / Ulrich / Hammett)

New blood joins this earth
And quickly 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"
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The Unforgiven Info:

• According to Hetfield 'The song is about a man who never really takes advantage of certain situations, never really takes chances. Then, later on in his life, he regrets not having done anything with his life, so he dubs the rest of the world the 'unforgiven'.'

• The black-n-white music video was directed by Matt Mahurin and shows a boy in captivity inside a small, windowless room made entirely of stone.

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

• The single was released in 1991 and peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.




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