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Make his fight
On the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside

Shouting gun
On they run
Through the endless grey

On they fight
Are they right
Yes, but who's to say?

For a hill men would kill
Why?
They do not know
Stiffened wounds test their pride

Men of five
Still alive through the raging glow
Gone insane
From the pain that they surely know

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

Take a look
To the sky
Just before you die
It's the last time he will

Blackened roar
Massive roar fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goal
Fills his soul with a ruthless cry

Stranger now
Are his eyes to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud

Crack of dawn
All is gone
Except the will to be

Now they see what will be
Blinded eyes to see

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls...



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    UnregisteredNov 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    I like to think its about the edmond fitzgerald. There is a book about the ship titled for whom the bell tolls. But i really dont know
  • shrapnel
    shrapnelMar 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    My favorite song ever. It was the first song i ever played in a band, and unfortunately the last that i played in the same one. Classic metallica, that'll always be my favorite album by them.
    Cliff, even though i'm a drummer, you're my hero. My old band mates called me "cliff," because they thought i looked like you. Rip.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm
    I think its about a man who is about to die on the battlefield... "take a look to the sky just before you die"
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Men sent to die for a meaning less war started from the war mongers who want to control through greed, oil, and money!
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    The song is about the ernest hemingway book for whom the bell tolls. It tells the story of a young soldier, robert jordan, in the spanish civil war tasked to go behind enemy lines and blow up a bridge. He finds a spy in his camp, kills him before the spy can report to his superiors then steals the spies horse to ride to the bridge and blow it up. He succeeds but as he flees a shell goes off and kills the horse, fatally wounding jordan who is pinned under the horse. He decides that he wont just give up he will protect his friends by shooting at the enemy as they advance, thereby saving his friends life. He fights until his last dying breath or until "the bells toll"

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