For Whom the Bell Tolls

Song Details

Written by

  • James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich
  • Cliff Burton

Total Performances

First Performed Live

Most Recent Performance

July 14, 2024


                        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

July 14, 2024

Madrid, Spain

Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano

July 7, 2024

Warsaw, Poland

PGE Narodowy

June 29, 2024

Clisson, France

Hellfest @ Val de Moine

June 26, 2024

Oslo, Norway

Tons of Rock @ Ekebergsletta

June 16, 2024

Copenhagen, Denmark

Parken Stadium

June 9, 2024

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Olympic Stadium

June 1, 2024

Vienna, Austria

Racino Rocks @ Racino Ebreichsdorf

May 29, 2024

Milan, Italy

I-Days Milano @ Ippodromo SNAI La Maura

May 24, 2024

Munich, Germany


December 14, 2023

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Soundstorm Festival @ Banban

November 12, 2023

Detroit, MI, United States

Ford Field

November 5, 2023

St. Louis, MO, United States

Dome at America’s Center