"It's about being on the road, missing someone at home, but it was written in such a way, it connected with so many people, that it wasn't just about two people, it was about a connection with your higher power, lots of different things." - James Hetfield
"At first I didn't even want to play it for the guys. I thought that Metallica could only be the four of us. The song was about a girlfriend at the time. It turned out to be a pretty big song.'' - James Hetfield
"I remember going to the Hells Angels Clubhouse in New York, and they showed me a film that they'd put together of one of the fallen brothers, and they were playing 'Nothing Else Matters.' Wow. This means a lot more than me missing my chick, right? This is brotherhood. The army could use this song. It's pretty powerful." - James Hetfield
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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