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New blood joins this earth
And quickly he's subdued
Through constant pain 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
Oooh 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

(1st and 2nd solos)

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

(3rd solo)

Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

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

Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

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

Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven
So I dub thee unforgiven



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  • r
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    rebel82Sep 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    If you spend your whole life trying to conform to what the world wants you to be then your whole life is void of meaning...or at least that's what i get out of this great song.
  • r
    +3
    Rip-ChrisFeb 28, 2009 at 12:51 am
    This song to me means: You have been born into slavery and you are starting to think " Is this the real world or should i try to escape from this prison."and that is why i think this is an amazing song.
  • dhananjayrao83
    +2
    dhananjayrao83Feb 22, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    Live because you want to, live because you know to. Never try to live because you have to. If you do u r not alive u r just there and one day u wil vanish and no 1 wil even know
  • KiKaa
    +1
    KiKaaJan 1, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    i love this song so fuckin' much ... and i agree with rebel82 and Lemon Egg , it means that they said . i think is something like this "live for live, exist for exist for the others never live like you wanted."
  • l
    +1
    Lemon_EggNov 11, 2008 at 1:27 am
    Man I love this song Metallica is so amazing. Also I agree with rebel82 on the meaning of the song, someone who lives completely by what other people want isnt a person anymore, they are simply a human.

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