For Whom the Bell Tolls

Song Details

Written by

  • James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich
  • Cliff Burton

Total Performances

First Performed Live

Most Recent Performance

May 28, 2023


                        Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey
On they fight, for they’re right, yes, but who’s to say?
For a hill, men would kill. Why? They do not know
Stiffened wounds test their pride
Men of five, still alive through the raging glow
Gone insane from the pain that they surely know

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

Take a look to the sky just before you die
It’s the last time he will
Blackened roar, massive roar, fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry
Stranger now are his eyes to this mystery
Hears the silence so loud
Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

© 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

September 24, 2022

New York, NY, United States

Global Citizen Festival @ Great Lawn in Central Park

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

July 3, 2022

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao Bizkaia Rock Day @ Estadio San Mamés

July 1, 2022

Werchter, Belgium

Rock Werchter @ Festivalpark