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Beyond Magnetic (album)

Hell and Back is the third song off of Metallica's 2011 extended play album, Beyond Magnetic, which consists of songs that were written during the Death Magnetic recording sessions but didn't make the final cut onto the album. The song was written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo.

Live

  • Hell and Back was debuted live during the third of four 30th Anniversary shows, on December 9, 2011, in San Francisco, California.
  • It is the only song off of Beyond Magnetic to be played more than once live, with 16 tour dates.

Lyrics

    There's nowhere else I can run to 
    She's wretched but she comforts me
    
    After everyone goes home
    She's always there for me
    
    When the sun goes hellbound
    And the moon does resurrect the night
    I'll hide within her
    Not much good has come out of the light
    
         After everyone goes home
         And I'm left here on my own
         I will run straight to Hell and back
    
         Straight to Hell and back
    
         When they turn out all their lights
         And I'm left to brood at night
         Always return to Hell and back
    
         Straight to Hell and back
         Straight down
    
    A lonely light in a window
    Just longing for some company
    
    Tragic, heartless and hateful
    But there's nothing as willing as she
    
    And when the night has fallen
    It falls hard and then it all begins
    
    When she starts her calling
    I feel my darkness growing from within
    
         After everyone goes home
         And I'm left here on my own
         I will run straight to Hell and back
    
         Straight to Hell and back
    
         When they turn out all their lights
         And I'm left to brood at night
         Always return to Hell and back
    
         Straight to Hell and back
         Straight to Hell and back
         I will run straight to Hell and back
    
    I become two
    We become one
    Unbridled... unequaled... unholy... undone
    
    The path is cut deep
    The path is worn well
    I'll follow my footsteps to the warmth of Hell
    
    The warmth of Hell
    
         After everyone goes home
         And I'm left here on my own
         I will run straight to Hell and back
    
         Straight to Hell and back
         Straight to Hell and back
    
         When they turn out all their lights
         And I'm left to brood at night
         Always return to Hell and back
    
         Return to Hell and back
         Straight to Hell and back
         Straight to Hell and back
         I will run straight to Hell and back
    
         Straight down

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