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"One" Lyrics

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I can't remember anything
Can't tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops with me

Now that the war is through with me
I'm waking up, I cannot see
That there's not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, wake me

Back in the womb it's much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But can't look forward to reveal
Look to the time when I'll live
Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty
Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, wake me

Now the world is gone I'm just one
Oh God help me
Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, help me

Imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Landmine has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell
  • submitted by Chris
  • corrected by erin
  • written by Arie, India / Sanders, Shannon / Quinones, Ricardo T.
  • copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc., Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc

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    Like 004-02-2012 22:19
    oh hell yes
     maccecilie says:
    Like 010-03-2011 11:39
    Probably my favorite 'Tallica song.
     anggathereds says:
    Like 010-06-2010 18:51
    absolut brilliant
     Matt246 says:
    Like 002-05-2009 03:47
    diz iz my second fave song from diz album
    Like 021-04-2009 12:17
    just perfect!!!

    my favorite song
     Mattsta says:
    Like 004-04-2009 03:27
    me n my friends luv diz song, well diz iz da only song my friends like n idc, diz iz #2 n diz album 2 me
     EinderiheN says:
    Like 010-12-2008 21:24
    This is THE song. It sounds even better live; where it's dropped a semitone, and an amazing pyro intro preceeds it. I was literally about to cry when I heard it live.
    This is original recording from the concert I've been to. link

    Still can't stop thinking about that night, even though it was more than 4 months ago.
     USMC_VET79 says:
    Like 006-12-2008 20:59
    This is by far my favorite Metallica song. The lyrics are very powerful, to the point it almost makes me cry. To know that the treatment of war time vets is as low now as it was then, makes me furious. I have had many of friends loose their lives or have been maimed and had to come back to a less than appriciative United States. I wish more people would listen to the profoundness of this song and treat us vets a lot better. After all "ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL!"

     neurotic987 says:
    Like 009-09-2008 18:43
    My favorite Metallica song to date. As well as one of the best songs period
     epoppa42 says:
    Like 027-05-2008 21:14
    For the 'old school' Metallica fans, this song is the first and last commercial hit by Metallica that holds up to "our" standards. A band that used to one finger salute the music world, finally gave in to commercial acclaim after this songs album. Sure songs like Enter Sandman had the hook and such to become hits, but songs like "One" are what fans of Metallica from the beginning became used to and were what the foundation of their greatness was founded on.
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