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Metallica

The God That Failed (5:08)

"The God That Failed" is the tenth track from Metallica's 1991 self-titled album. This was the first song of the album to be heard by the public. The central theme of the song is faith and human reliance on it, and of unrewarded belief in a God that fails to heal. The lyrics and song material were inspired by Hetfield's anguish on the circumstances surrounding his mother's death. She died of cancer after refusing medical…

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Pride you took, pride you feel
Pride that you felt when you'd kneel
Not the word, not the love
Not what you thought from above

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