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Broken, Beat & Scarred by Metallica
Album: Death MagneticReleased: 2008
This track about surviving through struggle includes the line "What don't kill ya make you more strong." This is a paraphrase of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's idiom, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger," from his 1888 book Twilight of the Idols.
James Hetfield has stated that he and Lars Ulrich argued at length over the title of this song. James said that he didn't like the title, but that Lars was "very adamant" about the title being what it is. He also stated that the song is now called "BBS" by the members of Metallica. (thanks, Brian - Goodhue, MN)
Death Magnetic was Metallica's 5th consecutive studio album to hit #1 in the US, selling nearly 3 million copies in the first two months of its release worldwide. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)