Blackened

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Newsted
Blackened is the end
Winter it will send
Throwing all you see
Into obscurity

Death of Mother Earth
Never a rebirth
Evolution's end
Never will it mend

Never

        Fire
        To begin whipping dance of the dead
        Blackened is the end
        To begin whipping dance of the dead
        Color our world blackened

Blistering of earth
Terminate its worth
Deadly nicotine
Kills what might have been

Callous frigid chill
Nothing left to kill
Never seen before
Breathing nevermore

Never

        Fire
        To begin whipping dance of the dead
        Blackened is the end
        To begin whipping dance of the dead
        Color our world blackened
        
        Blackened

Opposition...contradiction...premonition...compromise
Agitation...violation...mutilation...planet dies

Darkest color
Blistered earth
True death of life

Termination...expiration...cancellation...human race
Expectation...liberation...population...lay to waste

See our mother
Put to death
See our mother die

Smoldering decay
Take her breath away
Millions of our years
In minutes disappears

Darkening in vain
Decadence remains
All is said and done
Never is the sun

Never

        Fire
        To begin whipping dance of the dead
        Blackened is the end
        To begin whipping dance of the dead
        Fire
        Is the outcome of hypocrisy
        Darkest potency
        In the exit of humanity
        Color our world blackened
        
        Blackened

Appeared on these releases

Videos of Blackened

Bellz, Leper & Blackened (Paris, France - 2003)
Blackened (Washington DC - 2003)
Blackened (Melbourne, Australia - 2004)
Blackened (Reno, NV - 2004)
Blackened & Wherever I May Roam (Helsinki, Finland - 2004)
Blackened (Reykjavik, Iceland - 2004)
Blackened (Houston, TX - 2004)
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Blackened (Oakland, CA - 2008)
Blackened (Austin, TX - 2009)
Blackened (Live) [Nimes, France - 2009]
Blackened (Guatemala City, Guatemala - 2010)
Blackened (Istanbul, Turkey - 2010)
Blackened (Milan, Italy - 2011)
Blackened & Overkill (New York, NY - 2011)
Blackened (Yverdon, Switzerland - 2012)
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Blackened (Live) [Orion Music + More - 2012]
Blackened (Mexico City, Mexico - 2012)
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Blackened (Live - San Francisco, CA) - MetOnTour
Blackened (Live) [Orion Music + More - 2013]
Blackened (Roskilde, Denmark - 2013)
Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica
Blackened (Bogot�, Colombia - 2014)
Blackened & Nothing Else Matters (MetOnTour - Stockholm, Sweden - 2014)
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) and Blackened (MetOnTour - Rome, Italy - 2014)
Blackened (Knebworth, England - 2014)
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Blackened (Saint Petersburg, Russia - 2015)
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Creeping Death & Blackened (MetOnTour - Oakland, CA - 2016)
Blackened (Live - Copenhagen, Denmark - 2017)
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Blackened (MetOnTour - Detroit, MI - 2017)
Blackened (Live - Edmonton, Alberta - 2017)
Blackened (Live - Edmonton, Canada - 2017)
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Blackened (Live - Madrid, Spain - 2018)
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