Metallica - Nothing Else Matters




"Nothing Else Matters" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1992 as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, Metallica. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, number 1 in Denmark, and reached the top ten on many other European charts.


"Nothing Else Matters" was featured as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero: Metallica. Recognized as one of Metallica's best known and most popular songs, the power ballad has become a staple in live performances.


Lead singer and rhythm guitarist James Hetfield wrote the song (credited to Hetfield/Ulrich) in 1990 while on tour, when Hetfield "was bumming out about being away from home." Initially, the song was not meant to be released, as Hetfield had written it for himself, but after drummer Lars Ulrich heard it, it was considered for the album.






Lyrics


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 matters


Trust I seek and I find in you

Every day for us something new

Open mind for a different view

And nothing else matters


Never cared for what they do

Never cared for what they know

But I know


So close no matter how far

Couldn't be much more from the heart

Forever trusting who we are

And nothing else matters


Never cared for what they do

Never cared for what they know

But I know


I 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


Trust I seek and I find in you

Every day for us something new

Open mind for a different view

And nothing else matters


Never cared for what they say

Never cared for games they play

Never cared for what they do

Never cared for what they know

And I know


So close no matter how far

Couldn't be much more from the heart

Forever trusting who we are

No nothing else matters