The Unforgiven

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
New blood joins this earth
And quickly he's subdued
Through constant pained disgrace
The young boy learns their rules

With time, the child draws in
This whipping boy done wrong
Deprived of all his thoughts
The young man struggles on and on, he's known
A vow unto his own
That never from this day
His will they'll take away

        What I've felt
        What I've known
        Never shined through in what I've shown
        Never be
        Never see
        Won't see what might have been
        
        What I've felt
        What I've known
        Never shined through in what I've shown
        Never free
        Never me
        So I dub thee Unforgiven

They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is

Throughout his life the same
He's battled constantly
This fight he cannot win
A tired man they see no longer cares
The old man then prepares
To die regretfully
That old man here is me

        What I've felt
        What I've known
        Never shined through in what I've shown
        Never be
        Never see
        Won't see what might have been
        
        What I've felt
        What I've known
        Never shined through in what I've shown
        Never free
        Never me
        So I dub thee Unforgiven

You labeled me
I'll label you
So I dub thee Unforgiven

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