For Whom the Bell Tolls

Song Details

Written by

  • James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich
  • Cliff Burton

Total Performances

First Performed Live

Most Recent Performance


                        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

November 12, 2023

Detroit, MI, United States

Ford Field

November 5, 2023

St. Louis, MO, United States

Dome at America’s Center

October 8, 2023

Indio, CA, United States

Power Trip @ Empire Polo Club

September 9, 2023

Phoenix, AZ, United States

State Farm Stadium

August 27, 2023

Los Angeles, CA, United States

SoFi Stadium

August 20, 2023

Arlington, TX, United States

AT&T Stadium

August 13, 2023

Montreal, QC, Canada

Stade Olympique

August 6, 2023

East Rutherford, NJ, United States

MetLife Stadium

June 18, 2023

Gothenburg, Sweden

Ullevi Stadium

June 10, 2023

Castle Donington, England

Download Festival @ Donington Park

May 28, 2023

Hamburg, Germany


May 17, 2023

Paris, France

Stade de France