Fade to Black

Song Details

Written by

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

Total Performances

First Performed Live

Most Recent Performance

May 28, 2023


                        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

May 28, 2023

Hamburg, Germany


May 17, 2023

Paris, France

Stade de France

April 27, 2023

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Johan Cruijff Arena

November 6, 2022

Hollywood, FL, United States

Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

August 14, 2022

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

PNC Park

August 11, 2022

Buffalo, NY, United States

Highmark Stadium

July 28, 2022

Chicago, IL, United States

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park

July 8, 2022

Lisbon, Portugal

NOS Alive @ Passeio Marítimo de Algés

July 6, 2022

Madrid, Spain

Mad Cool Festival @ IFEMA

June 26, 2022

Clisson, France

Hellfest @ Val de Moine

June 24, 2022

Hockenheim, Germany

Download Germany @ Hockenheimring

June 22, 2022

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Rocks @ Letiště Praha Letňany