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"One" was written in November 1987 by Metallica's principal composers — rhythm guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. This song details the life of a soldier after he becomes a decerebrated paraplegic. During his time in the hospital, he reflects on his life and things his father told him. The doctors become worried because he does not die.

The lyrics are based on the novel "Johnny Got His Gun" by Dalton Trumbo, an anti-war novel about World War I… read more

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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 me

Metallica - One Lyrics


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  • "é a banda mais foda de humor, quem não gosta é bambiiiiiiii"
  • Fucking amazing track one the best metal song ever written too <3 <3 Metallica
  • Epic track. The official video kick ass with the way how it's done.
  • i can't get enough of this song
  • def a top 10 metal song in my book and this album just kicks ars all over the playground!
  • I agree with gmusicmaker
  • One of their best songs and albums ever!
  • Today is the tenth anniversary of when Norma and I had sex in a mental hopital.
  • Classic [3]
  • 4:32 is the most breathtaking moment in the heavy metal history

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