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 the unforgiven


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  • +1
    General Comment...this is the same as metallica...

    I think that the song is about a person who is beaten down by society and taken advantage of all his life. It tells of the different stages of his life: "The young boy learns their rules" "This bitter man he is" "The old man then prepares"

    This person does not forgive the people that have wronged him, shown by "So I dub thee unforgiven"

    This has probably been discussed on the metallica version, but my comp wont go there for some reason, so im sharing my ideas here
    Metalhead42on May 28, 2008   Link

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