Song Details

Written by

  • James Hetfield
  • Lars Ulrich

Total Performances

First Performed Live

September 11, 1988

Most Recent Performance

July 14, 2024


                        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

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 26, 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