Metallica: Nothing Else Matters Meaning
Song Released: 1992
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Nothing Else Matters Lyrics
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...
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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** !!!
Metallicamaniac666 Nov 28th, 2009 11:19am report
It was originaly written as a love song for James' girlfriend at the time and he tried to keep the song hidden but Lars found it and put it on the album. What it is saying in the song is that no matter how far apart you are from your signifcant other you are closer than ever with them. it also stands as a song stating no matter how far you are from your true friends you know them better than anyone else.
anonymous Sep 11th, 2019 9:43pm report
Nothing Else Matters is a very serious and deep song.
Sorry to hear about your dad. Spend time with him and take care of him. Tell him how much you love him and how much you are grateful that he became your dad.
Right, can be applied in different situations.
anonymous Sep 11th, 2019 9:49pm report
Going through a tough time right now with my dad and his battle with cancer. He’s out of it and I don’t think has much time left with us. I have always been a huge Metallica fan and love this song but it has become something with so much more meaning to me now.
Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words, I don't just say
And nothing else matters
This part of the song especially, we’ve never been a familiar that’s super open with our emotions and now, just everything that I’ve let off my chest and told my dad as he lays here unresponsive, it just seems to make these lyrics have new meaning.
That’s the beauty of music like this though. It’s able to be applied to so many different situations.
anonymous Jul 7th, 2019 7:09pm report
It’s about a purity and depth of a feeling, communication felt through the heart.
anonymous Jan 5th, 2018 1:20am report
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
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous Nov 5th, 2017 11:20am report
God. So close no matter how far.
anonymous 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".
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.
anonymous Oct 3rd, 2015 10:46pm report
James said the song is about an ex-girl friend, a stripper, that he dated
anonymous 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!
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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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