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Metallica - Now That We're Dead (Official Music Video)


James Hetfield sings here of someone whose lover has died, and he is looking forward to them being reunited in the afterlife.

When Metallica started tracking the song, they found they were overthinking it and were forced to use one of the preproduction rehearsal takes. Lars Ulrich explained: "With 'Now That We're Dead,' we recorded it and everything kept getting tighter and precise, and all of a sudden you go, wait a minute, I think we just beat all the life out of this thing [laughs]. We went back and listened to the preproduction floor takes – almost like the last rehearsals – and it's like, 'Hey, wait a minute. There's a completely different vibe there. It sounds like a living, breathing entity rather than something put together by a drill sergeant.' [Laughs] So we went with a version that was a little bit looser."

Lyrics

When darkness falls May it be That we should see the light When reaper calls May it be That we walk straight and right When doubt returns May it be That faith shall permeate our scars When we're seduced Then may it be That we not deviate our cause All sinners, a future All saints, a past Beginning, the ending Return to ash Now that we're dead, my dear We can be together Now that we're dead, my dear We can live forever When all is pain May it be It's all we've ever known When flame consumes May it be It warms our dying bones When loss has won May it be It's you I'm madly fighting for When Kingdom comes May it be We walk right through that open door All sinners, a future All saints, a past Beginning, the ending Return to ash Now that we're dead, my dear We can be together Now that we're dead, my dear We can live forever All sinners, a future All saints, a past Beginning, the ending Return to ash Now that we're dead, my dear We can be together Now that we're dead, my dear We can live, we can live forever Return to ashes, shed this skin Beyond the black, we rise again We shall live forever




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