The New Song

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett/Trujillo

The intro to THE NEW SONG was later used in THE END OF THE LINE and the post-solo riff was used in ALL NIGHTMARE LONG.

The man in black comes around
He blacks the light, he blacks the sound
Just far enough, he takes from here, to rise above the myth of fear
Then lay your soul in life not found

        Open up your gate
        Spirit dilate
        Watch the falling sand
        Slipping through his hand
        
        Open up your gate
        Spirit dilate
        Whisper to your friends
        "Death is not the end"
        
        Not the end
        Not the end
        It's the beginning

Drop the hourglass of time
Spilling sand we will not find
Dearly beloved we gather today to say goodbye and find our way
Bid farewell with closing eyes

        Open up your gate
        Spirit dilate
        Watch the falling sand
        Slipping through his hand
        
        Open up your gate
        Spirit dilate
        Whisper to your friends
        "Death is not the end"
        
        Not the end
        Not the end
        It's the beginning

        I've been a rambler the light changes me
        I've been a gambler the light sets me free

Done the time in this hell
Accept the toll of the bell
The man in black has turned to light and shall return for you tonight
So say goodbye to your old self

        Open up your gate
        Spirit dilate
        Watch the falling sand
        Slipping through his hand
        
        Open up your gate
        Spirit dilate
        Whisper to your friends
        "Death is not the end"
        
        Not the end
        Not the end
        It's the beginning