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Metallica: Nothing Else Matters Meaning

Song Released: 1992


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So close, no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
and nothing else...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    anonymous
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    Mar 3rd, 2011 3:24am report


    The song, if one listens to it and actually seperates the lyrics to a literal philosophical level, it may be about how someone becomes free from their own reprimed self. But the only way we can do it is opening ourselves to someone we love, we trust, we believe in. Love, yes. Romance? Maybe, but My own idea is that it mostly relates to Friendship. A friend or friends that one can trust, feel supported by, fight for, and die for. Friendship that shows that no matter who, what, or how it is it will never break. Nothing else matters, just us. Never opened like that to anybody else than to the person you most trust. It can be a family member, it can be your parent, your own bloodline, your friend, a random person you met, an employee, or even an enemy. It will all end into the most purest and truest friendship that can be fonded. And no matter what people say, believe, think or mock.Nothing else matter than the love you have for that person, and the love that person has for you.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 6th, 2008 11:00am report


    This song was written for his old girlfriend. he feels so close to her heart no matter how far apart they are, he has never opened himslef up to anyone like this before, he is seeks for trust and he doesn't care what she does or says, he loves her for who she is... METALLICA KICKS A** !!!



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    the_angry_sgt
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    Dec 2nd, 2008 12:31am report


    I don't know what Metallica's interpretation of this song is or why they wrote it. It's got deep meaning for me though because it fits how I feel about my guys in the army. My comrades. We go through things that the average people don't. When we serve together, then or now, we remain true to eachother... no questions asked. No bond stronger, undoubtedly. A different breed, definitely. Open up to each other and tell things that we wouldn't dare tell even our priest. Time or distance doesn't separate or shift our bonds. We live our lives our way, different than most but the same as each other's. Brothers and sisters in arms both on and off the battlefields... I love all of them. God this fucking song gets me.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 5th, 2018 1:20am report


    My interpretation:

    It's about trusting and loving between two people or whatever the meaning means to the listener.

    Sorry about your son. I agree it can be about friendships.
    Sorry about your brother. I agree it can be about unconditional love.

    Nothing Else Matters can be a Motto



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    anonymous
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    Jan 4th, 2018 1:12pm report


    Made me cry because I could see my brother playing acoustic guitar at the beginning of the song. He passed away less than a year ago three weeks into 2017. Makes me so sad but we had unconditional love for each other and nothing else matters.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 3rd, 2018 1:20am report


    My son was a huge Metallica fan. He died on 12/22/14. His brother put his funeral video together and, I don't remember who came up with the idea for using this song in the background but it was perfect.

    This song could mean different things to different people but, to me, it's about friendship and my son, Chad was all about friendship. He had more friends than probably anyone I know and he made new friends wherever he was.

    Thank you Metallica for putting out this beautiful, heartfelt song.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 5th, 2017 11:20am report


    God. So close no matter how far.



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    Grams
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    Aug 21st, 2017 8:51pm report


    It's about the feelings he had for Cliff Burton and the other band members!



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    anonymous
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    Mar 28th, 2017 3:23pm report


    so cool this lyric, admiration got meaning. acctually i'm very interested about command in up there first top rates.

    "The song, if one listens to it and actually seperates the lyrics to a literal philosophical level, it may be about how someone becomes free from their own reprimed self. But the only way we can do it is opening ourselves to someone we love, we trust, we believe in. Love, yes. Romance? Maybe, but My own idea is that it mostly relates to Friendship. A friend or friends that one can trust, feel supported by, fight for, and die for. Friendship that shows that no matter who, what, or how it is it will never break. Nothing else matters, just us. Never opened like that to anybody else than to the person you most trust. It can be a family member, it can be your parent, your own bloodline, your friend, a random person you met, an employee, or even an enemy. It will all end into the most purest and truest friendship that can be fonded. And no matter what people say, believe, think or mock.Nothing else matter than the love you have for that person, and the love that person has for you".

    and

    command from somebody at sound like this... "i think this song is of philosophical meaning..we have to trust in ourself..that is the main point in this song.what we think is far reach from us can become so close if we trust in ourself.Life is hard and sometimes the path is so dark that it seems the road ends nearby...But if we change our view with an open mind,theres a lot more await for us.what the heart thinks sooo far can become so close if we dare..no matter what people knows,no matter what others do.nothing else matter...You can do anything".

    perfect...good think.. sorry for my language, i'm apologize that.


    TERBAIKKKKKK....



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    anonymous
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    Oct 3rd, 2015 10:46pm report


    James said the song is about an ex-girl friend, a stripper, that he dated



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2014 8:57am report


    I think the meaning of the song is that you always have your best guidence for yourself within you. Don't look for guidence outside of you even though those outside of you can be a reflection to open you up for more of yourself.
    Best song ever!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2014 6:21am report


    This song goes out to everyone around the world soliders who fight for our well beings,our freedom,our family,our safety.To people who just maybe are going or have been inrough times. To people who just need comfort when you don't want to talk they just wanna feel.This song doesn't have to be about his personal problems. It can be about life
    Itself. The world in what he's seen or have been put in.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2014 6:05am report


    I wonder why he wrote this song it has so much feelings and
    Heart and soul into this....it means something to me because of family and friends and my emotions. This song puts be in a place I don't want to be inside me ....it made me realize different things.



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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2014 5:48am report


    To me it sounds like a relationship he had or has that nobody could accept or like and so ma y people and being on the road his music fans and friends was getting v in the way but he wasn't going to let it because there love for each other was so deep and strong its a beautiful song no matter what the meaning is. Its from the heart and its deep and I'm sure lots of people can relate to it. I'm still in love with the song it'll always be my favorite.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 20th, 2013 9:10pm report


    I believe it is meant for the Fans. that even though their music style had changed, that they were still and would always be "Metallica"



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2013 6:56am report


    He was singing to aliens :)



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    anonymous
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    Dec 12th, 2012 12:49pm report


    This song is about how we have to profit everyday like it's the last we live. It's like a carpe diem so, i think, they mean love now, during u can still love, and live everyday like it's the last one, no matters what other people say. Still be the one you are and find the girl/boy you want to be with



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    anonymous
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    Oct 18th, 2012 10:13pm report


    To sum it up, Its about James talking about how he really doesn't give a shit anymore, "Life is ours, we live it our way"- Is just him explaining that it really doesn't matter...or atleast thats my trancendenelism of it.



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