These Lyrics

I’ve never been much of a heavy metal fan, but there have been songs here and there that have grabbed me by the heart with the poetry, power and presence of the lyrics.

Today, as I fought against the possibility of desensitization finding a home in my heart – these lyrics kept playing through my mind. So powerful. . . 


For Whom The Bell Tolls


Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey
On the fight, for they are right, yes, by who’s to say?
For a hill men would kill, why? They do not know

Stiffened wounds test there their pride

Men of five, still alive through the raging glow

Gone insane from the pain that they surely know


For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

Take a look to the sky just before you die
It is the last time you will
Blackened roar massive roar fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry
Stranger now, are his eyes, to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud
Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls


Songwriters
: Clifford Lee Burton / James Alan Hetfield / Lars Ulrich

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