Written by Hetfield/Ulrich
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

Now that the war is through with me
I'm waking up, I cannot see
That there's not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now

        Hold my breath as I wish for death
        Oh please, God, wake me

Back in the womb it's much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But can't look forward to reveal
Look to the time when I'll live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty
Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me

        Hold my breath as I wish for death
        Oh please, God, wake me

        Now the world is gone, I'm just one
        Oh God, help me Hold my breath as I wish for death
        Oh please, God, help me

Imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell

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One [Jammin' Version]
One (Live) [Seattle, WA - 1989]
One (Erfurt, Germany - 2003)
One (Casper, WY - 2004)
One (Cleveland, OH - 2004)
One (San Francisco, CA - 2005)
One (Istanbul, Turkey - 2008)
One (Portland, OR - 2008)
One (Pori, Finland - 2009)
One (Buffalo, NY - 2009)
One (Lima, Peru - 2010)
One (Madrid, Spain - 2010)
One (Live) [Fan Can VI]
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One (Bangalore, India - 2011)
30 Years at the Fillmore (San Francisco, CA - December 5, 2011)
One (San Francisco, CA - 2011)
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One (Prague, Czech Republic - 2012)
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One (Live - Donington, UK) - MetOnTour
One (Live) [Orion Music + More - 2012]
One (Live - Mexico City, Mexico) - MetOnTour
One (Seoul, South Korea - 2013)
Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica
One (Grammy Rehearsals - 2014)
One (Live) [Metallica Through the Never]
One & Orion (Buenos Aires, Argentina - 2014)
One (Hamburg, Germany - 2014)
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Fuel and One (MetOnTour - Stevenage, England - 2014)
One (Milan, Italy - 2015)
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One (Saint Petersburg, Russia - 2015)
One (Live - The Night Before - San Francisco, CA - 2016)
One (Live - Global Citizen - New York, NY - 2016)
One (Live - Quito, Ecuador - 2016)
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One (featuring Lang Lang) (Live - Beijing, China - 2017)
One (MetOnTour - Buenos Aires, Argentina - 2017)
One (MetOnTour - Newton, IA - 2017)
One (Live - Detroit, MI - 2017)
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One (Live - Edmonton, Alberta - 2017)
One (Live - Madrid, Spain - 2018)
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One (MetOnTour - Geneva, Switzerland - 2018)
One (Live - Helsinki, Finland - 2018)
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