"The Unforgiven" as written by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich...
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


Lyrics submitted by fennsk, edited by Ashram

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    General CommentThis is on my list of top favorite Metallica songs, along with the second one. Though I like the first one a lot better than Unforgiven II.
    This song actually describes my life.
    As your born, your put into society and culture. Brainwashed to be what people make you to be.
    This song is an example of this, because the boy goes through life being who everyone else wants him to be, he cannot express his true feeling/talents etc... So eventually, he does not care anymore, and is prepairing to die an old man knowing he wasn't who he wanted to be going through his life. He has fought to be himself, but he cannot suceed. So i think apathy comsumes him.

    But that's just what i feel.
    x_AmberLaceyon July 22, 2008   Link

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