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Metallica

The Memory Remains

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“The Memory Remains” is a song by Metallica from their 1997 album ReLoad. It was first performed live in a “jam” version on July 2, 1996. The song is about a once-great, now forgotten celebrity who is desperate to regain her fame but is driven half-mad by her obscurity. It may be a reference to the film Sunset Boulevard. The line “ash to ash, dust to dust, fade to black,“ is probably an indirect reference to one of their earlier songs, “Fade to Black”, possibly referring to a desire to commit suicide. The song was the first single from the album. It was written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Part of the intro riff is similar to their earlier song Fade to Black and to Black Sabbath’s song “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”. The song can be heard playing in the strip club... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Fortune, fame, mirror vain, gone insane but the memory remains ... Fade to black ... Fortune, fame, mirror vain, gone insane

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