Fade to Black

Song Details

Written by

  • James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich
  • Cliff Burton
  • Kirk Hammett

Total Performances

First Performed Live

Most Recent Performance


                        Life, it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters, no one else

I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly lost, this can’t be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel

Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me, but now he’s gone

No one but me can save myself, but it’s too late
Now I can’t think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye

© 1984 Creeping Death Music (Global Music Rights)

Live Performances

November 10, 2023

Detroit, MI, United States

Ford Field

November 3, 2023

St. Louis, MO, United States

Dome at America’s Center

October 8, 2023

Indio, CA, United States

Power Trip @ Empire Polo Club

September 1, 2023

Phoenix, AZ, United States

State Farm Stadium

August 25, 2023

Los Angeles, CA, United States

SoFi Stadium

August 20, 2023

Arlington, TX, United States

AT&T Stadium

August 11, 2023

Montreal, QC, Canada

Stade Olympique

August 4, 2023

East Rutherford, NJ, United States

MetLife Stadium

June 16, 2023

Gothenburg, Sweden

Ullevi Stadium

June 8, 2023

Castle Donington, England

Download Festival @ Donington Park

May 28, 2023

Hamburg, Germany


May 17, 2023

Paris, France

Stade de France