Metallica~The Unforgiven (Simon)

New blood joins this earth
And quickly he’s subdued
Through constant pain disgrace
The young boy learns their rules
With time the child draws in
This whipping boy done wrong
Deprived of all his thoughts
The young man struggles on and on he’s known
A vow unto his own
That never from this day
His will they’ll take away

What I’ve felt
What I’ve known
Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never be
Never see
Won’t see what might have been
What I’ve felt
What I’ve known
Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

They dedicate their lives
To running all of his
He tries to please them all
This bitter man he is
Throughout his life the same
He’s battled constantly
This fight he cannot win
A tired man they see no longer cares
The old man then prepares
To die regretfully
That old man here is me

What I’ve felt
What I’ve known
Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never be
Never see
Won’t see what might have been
What I’ve felt
What I’ve known
Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

What I’ve felt
What I’ve known
Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never be
Never see
Won’t see what might have been
What I’ve felt
What I’ve known
Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

You labeled me
I labeled you
So I dub thee unforgiven

Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

You labelled me
I labelled you
So I dub thee unforgiven

Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven

“What I’ve felt
What I’ve known
Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven”

“What I’ve felt” — deals with his feelings and emotions
“What I’ve known” — Everything that he (and we) know that we aren’t allowed by culture to disperse
“Never shine through in what I’ve shown” –We are becoming a big mass with no individuality. This means that even though he’s a person, it doesn’t show, because he’s a drone.
“Never free” –Ruled by everything around him
“Never me” –It’s not acceptable in today’s culture to be yourself. (I say screw this and everyone who enforces it, but that’s the way it is)
“So I dub thee unforgiven” –He feels he’s unforgiven because he can’t find it in him to stand out so much that you’ll recognize him in the basic group of normalcy.

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