Unforgiven by Metallica

Artist: Metallica

Metallica is a heavy metal band, formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by James Hetfield (vocalist/guitarist) and Lars Ulrich (drummer). The band’s fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the big four bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeath, Anthrax and Slayer. The current line-up consists of the founding members and primary songwriters Hetfield and Ulrich, Kirk Hammett (lead guitarist) and Robert Trujillo (bassist).

Title: The Unforgiven
Year: 1991
Album: Metallica
Genre: Metal

‘The Unforgiven’ is a power ballad and the second single released from Metallica’s eponymous fifth album ‘Metallica.’ It’s chord progression is distinctly one of the heavier ballads featured on the album. The song deals with an individual’s struggle against subjugation. Two sequels have followed, ‘The Unforgiven II’ from the album reload and ‘Unforgiven III’ from ‘Death Magnetic.’

Lyrics by James Alan Hetfield, Kirk L. Hammett, and Lars Ulrich

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
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
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
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven
You labeled me
I labeled you
So I dub thee unforgiven
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven
You labeled me
I labeled you
So I dub thee unforgiven
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

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