Song Details

Written by

  • James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich

Total Performances

First Performed Live

September 11, 1988

Most Recent Performance

May 26, 2023


                        I can’t remember anything
Can’t tell if this is true or dream
Deep down inside I feel to scream
This terrible silence stops me

Now that the war is through with me
I’m waking up, I cannot see
That there’s not much left of me
Nothing is real but pain now

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please, God, wake me

Back in the womb it’s much too real
In pumps life that I must feel
But can’t look forward to reveal
Look to the time when I’ll live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me
Just like a wartime novelty
Tied to machines that make me be
Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please, God, wake me

Now the world is gone, I’m just one
Oh God, help me Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please, God, help me

Imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell

Has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell

© 1988 Creeping Death Music (Global Music Rights)

Live Performances

May 26, 2023

Hamburg, Germany


May 19, 2023

Paris, France

Stade de France

April 29, 2023

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Johan Cruijff ArenA

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

June 26, 2022

Clisson, France

Hellfest @ Val de Moine

June 24, 2022

Hockenheim, Germany

Download Germany @ Hockenheimring