SNL Transcripts: Nathan Lane: 12/06/97: Metallica, featuring Marianne Faithfull, performs “The Memory Remains”


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  Season 23: Episode 8


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97h: Nathan Lane / Metallica

Metallica, featuring Marianne Faithfull, performs “The Memory Remains”

…..Nathan Lane
…..Metallica
…..Marianne Faithfull

Nathan Lane: Ladies and gentlemen – Metallica, featuring Marianne Faithfull!

Metallica:
“Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains.

Heavy rings on fingers wave
Another star denies the grave
See the nowhere crowd
Cry the nowhere cheers of honor.

Like twisted vines that grow
Hide and swallow mansions whole
In light of an already
Faded prima donna.

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains.

Heavy rings hold cigarettes
Up to lips that time forgets
See the Hollywood sun set
Behind your back.

And can’t the band play on
Just listen, they play my song
Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black.

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Dance little tin goddess.

Marianne Faithfull:
“Da da da da
Da da da.
Da da da da
Da da da.”

Metallica:
“Drift away
Fade away
Little tin goddess.

Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black.

Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
Fortune, fame
Mirror vain
Gone insane
But the memory remains.

Ash to ash
Dust to dust
Fade to black.

Little tin goddess dance.”

Marianne Faithfull:
“Da da da da
Da da da.
Da da da da
Da da da.”

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