Greatest Songs Ever Written: “Faith In You” & “Fade To Black”

We all reach crossroads in our life when our next decision can so deeply affect our future. You dig deep into your soul looking for answers. It can be frustrating, stressful, you may lose sleep over your next move. What will motivate you to make your choice? Your past? Your religious views? Your family and friends? Two musical artists who have close to nothing in common share these moments of frustration and share highly personal lyrics on their ultimate decision.


Faith+In+You+FaithInYouCountry crooner, Randy Travis, didn’t write “Faith In You” but his version of the song is so heartful and honest than it feels autobiographical. His depiction of the utter failure of politicians, technology, and the endless loss of innocence in the world today, pushes Randy to look for answers. As bad as things get, there is always a solution. There are people who love us, strong faith, and trust can power us through any difficulties. “But you give me your love the one thing I can’t lose, You believe in me, And I still have faith in you.”

I don’t have faith in technology,
Even though we created it.
All this stuff just breaks down anyway,
And you can never get it fixed.
But I do have faith in you.

I don’t have faith in politics,
But I do believe in the will of the people.
I don’t know much about big time religion
But I believe in the cross on the steeple.
And I do have faith in you.

And after all this time the lie becomes the truth
We traded in our innocence and sacrificed our youth.
But you give me your love the one thing I can’t lose
You believe in me,
And I still have faith in you.


The more I search for my significance,
Seems the more I disappear.
And I wonder, have I made a difference in anybody’s life
Since I’ve been here.
And I can hear your laughter it’s the sweetest sound I’ve ever known.
I don’t know how love happens,
But I know I’m not alone.
And I do have faith in you.

And after all this time sometimes I see the truth
And I’m touched by your innocence and
Now I’m not confused.
You give my your love, the one thing I can’t lose.
You believe in me,
And I still have faith in…
I do have faith in you.


fade to blackSuicide is the final choice we could ever make. That self-loathing, emptiness, utter feeling of desperation that things will never improve and ending your life will take the pain away forever. On Metallica’s second album, Ride The Lightning, the album focused on a theme of life and death. The grief ridden, haunting song, Fade To Black, vividly describes a young man’s path to self destruction. Ironically the suicide anthem has become a source of power and strength to many fans who credit the song with saving their life. In a further ironic twist, James Hetfield said he wrote the song about his band’s equipment being stolen and after triggering a bout with depression, he was inspired to write one of the greatest Metal songs in rock history.

Life it seems to fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly loss this can’t be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me but now, he’s gone

No one but me can save myself, but its too late
Now I can’t think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye