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Metallica – Unforgiven lyrics

[Verse 1]
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 easy

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Guitar Solo: Kirk Hammett]

[Chorus]
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
Whoa !

[Outro]
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



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Music Facts about Metallica and "Unforgiven" song

Unforgiven meanings

  • MikssConan
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    MikssConan
    The eponymous fifth album from thrash metal icons Metallica (also known as “The Black Album” for its dark cover) marked a huge shift in sound for the band, one which would catapult them into being the biggest band in the world, while arguably diluting the elements that had once made them so vital and influential.
    The album debuted at number one on 10 album charts (including 4 weeks at #1 on the Billboard), is certified 16x platinum in America and is the 24th best-selling album of all time (selling more copies than Bad, Nevermind and even Backstreet’s Back or …Baby One More Time). That actually makes it the highest selling album of the last 25 years.
    Oh, and it won them their third Grammy in a row.
    Produced by Bob Rock, the whole songwriting process and focus of the album changed from previous records. Lyrics were more introspective, songs were shorter, and Lars' drumming was simpler:
    When we started using Bob, it was because Bob made all the best rock records that were going on at that time. Everything that was going on in the late eighties was all about Bob Rock.
    - Lars “I killed Napster” Ulrich
    The album produced 5 singles:
    “Enter Sandman”
    “The Unforgiven”
    “Nothing Else Matters”
    “Wherever I May Roam”
    “Sad but True”
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