Better Than You

Album: ReLoad (1997)
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Songfacts®:

  • With James Hetfield singing about a desire to be the best, the lyrics may be taken as an ironic view on arrogance. >>
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    Travis - Perth, Australia
  • This won a Grammy in 1998 for Best Metal Performance.

Comments: 2

  • Jodie from XxOne of my favorite Metallica songs. Such a great song.
  • Cristina from Long Beach, Caduh everyone knows that this song is so good
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