The Memory Remains Lyrics - Metallica

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Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains

Heavy rings on fingers wave
Another star denies their grave
See the nowhere crowd
Cry the nowhere tears of honor

Like twisted vines that grow
That hide and swallow mansions whole
And dim the light of an already
Faded prima donna

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane...
Fortune, fame
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Mirror vain
Gone insane...
But the memory remains

Heavy rings hold cigarettes
Up to lips that time forgets
While the Hollywood sun sets
Behind your back

And can't the band play on?
Just listen, they play my song
Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane...
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane...
Dance little tin goddess

Nananananana nananada nananananana nanananadana
Nananananana nananada nananananana nanananadana

Drift away
Fade away
Little tin goddess

Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane...
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane...
But the memory remains

Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black...
The memory remains
Faded prima donna

Ah, suck it!

Dance little tin goddess dance

Nananananana nananada nanananana nanananadana
Nananananana nananada nanananana nanananadana
Nanana...say yes...nananana nanana...at least say hello...nananana
Nanana...say yes...nananana nanana...at least say hello...nananana
Nana nana

say yes, at least say hello
say yes, at least say hello



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Metallica = life | Reviewer: Ghazal | 12/1/11

Metallica =life , I don't mean it means life to me , metallica's songs are all about life and the thing you can say about their songs is TRUTH . The things that nobody notice them but you can hear them in Metallica's Songs , and you only can say Oh my god , that's so true .
This song is ACTUALLY life .



O.o | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/29/10

i have to agree with the 13 yr old as well , the first thing that comes up into my mind when i hear of this song is the nananana~ at first though i thought i wasnt sure if it was nanana or rarara lol



To Tom | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/1/09

Thank you very much, Tom. From your post I've understood, that I've translated the song right, and it's very nice for me, that somebody else have the same meaning, like I have.
By the way, I've also learnd German language, and I must say, it is much harder, than English.=)
Das war sehr angenehm deinen Kommentar lesen. If I was wrong, sorry=)

And one more thing.... Cheers from Ukraine!=)



Meaning | Reviewer: Tom1502 | 11/29/09

Fame is not long lasting, it fades to black. Like the prima dinna already faded away. What happens? Hollywood sun sets, so nothing is happening! Do not rely on your fame, cause only the memory will remain.

Cheers from germany,
tom



Could you help, please?=) | Reviewer: White | 10/14/09

English is not my native language and it is hard for me to understand the meaning of the song. I've made a translation for myself, I mean what I've understood. But, please, could you write how you understand the song? Because I really want to know, what James wanted to say in this song. I try to translate each of Metallica's songs I hear, but in this case it is too hard for me=)



norway-suck-balls-kjedelig | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/24/09

there isn't a song from metallica i havent heard, even heard the first record of hit the light, when james and lars made it, befor metallica. and the funny *kenny goes to hell* in south park, and the new song, the second new song, even heard many of their songs on a trade tapes from befor they got a record out, and two of those songs isnt on a record, and dave have used two of those riffs in one of his own songs, my brother is from the 80's and he have kill em all and ride the lightning in a black big orgins cd'ish thing i dont know the name of in english,
but their best song is disposable heroes, cause of the magiv thrashy riff's and an amazing lyric, with awesome bridges and corious,
and my first concert was in 2003 i think or 04, on metallica first concert in norway! me and my brother and some crazy fans friends! this song is about his mother, and his mother was a oprah singer, and if you see the music video, you see a chest in the beginning, and the song is about james life after mothers death, and thats why the room was going around in circles, cause he pretendet that he didnt care for her and was always drunk, james couldn't say he loved his friend lars befor after 40 beer's only cause james emotion was so deep buried that it needed that much beer:D



metallica is the best | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/4/08

metallica is the best band till now i have ever heard they create really meaningful songs and theirs not a goddamn song anyone can criticize i am going to start my own band i only hope i can be as kool as they are. metallica will go down in history!!!



Awesome | Reviewer: Bouhad al-Daemahamad | 7/2/08

My band favorite is Metaliica. They play great tune. I wish to see them play alive in my home country, Kazaburgastan. Hopefull they will come here someday when they get a chance. Very niiiiiicee! Have great day!



great song | Reviewer: johnmetallicafan | 2/1/08

think its supposed to be like the film sunset boulevard bout a former star who cant cope with being out of the spotlight and growing old. nway fantastic song i could listen to it all day FANTASTIC live S&M version metallica are the best band on the planet!!!!



My opinion | Reviewer: Blarg | 12/29/07

I think it's dedicated to his grand mother (nana)
who might have died thats why he sings about going insane and the memory remains
i know when my nana died a long time ago i almost went insane... hell it's been like years and theryres still not a day that goes by where i don't think about her.




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