Metallica – nothing else matters

Blog 21 Mar 2019
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So close, no matter how far

                A lifetime from home in the middle of night

Couldn't be much more from the heart

                9 months of work, burned out in the light

Forever trusting who we are

                Wanting to stay forever in that place, to build a new Rome

And nothing else matters

                Then remembering your life, your family back home

Never opened myself this way

                And coming back home to a cold, damp fog

Life is ours, we live it our way

                Anger and discord, sadness and slog

All these words I don't just say

                Finding a way to adjust, for life a new lease

And nothing else matters

                Holding the memories, finding some peace

Trust I seek and I find in you

                Making a fresh start, new friends, new life

Every day for us something new

                The talents, the quirks, the world back to life

Open mind for a different view

                The past never forgotten but slipping from view

And nothing else matters

                And trying to love my life here anew

Never cared for what they do

                Yet seeing my choices all laid out bare

Never cared for what they know

                Dread and anxiety, the 100 yard stare

But I know

                Trusting in life, resisting the terror

So close, no matter how far

                To jump into the dark, to give up in haste

Couldn't be much more from the heart

                And hearing advice, give yourself space

Forever trusting who we are

                And always the guilt, the subtle trace

And nothing else matters

                Goodbye to the hopes, the needs, the faces

Never cared for what they do

                Of a people so used to hardship, to grind

Never cared for what they know

                So I wander about, lost in my mind

But I know

                Past shops, past pubs, past people so blind

I never opened myself this way

                Through comfort and wealth, I daily wind

Life is ours, we live it our way

                Now time to rebuild, to breathe in deep

All these words I don't just say

                Time to rest and time to sleep

And nothing else matters

                And soon I’ll be off and back to the edge

Trust I seek and I find in you

                To return to the sun, so brief my stay

Every…

                The moment here special, to cherish each day

Nothing Else Matters (Metallica cover)

Performed by guitar quintet 'Plasmodium 5 Axe': Chath Silva, Olly Pearse, Iain Davidson, Ollie Darmody & Dan Evans. 7/3/19

Arranged by Chath Silva