Robbed of his arms, legs, face, sight, speech and taste, Joe Bonham, the central character in the 1938 classic novel 'Johnny Got His Gun.' The book was transformed into a 1971 film, clips of which Metallica used for the 'One' music video.

Inspired by the story, Metallica frontman James Hetfield bellows, "Hold my breath as I wish for death / Oh please, God, help me / Darkness, imprisoning me / All that I see, absolute horror / I cannot live, I cannot die / Trapped in myself, body my holding cell." 'One' has become a Metallica fan favorite since the track's 1988 release and continues to paint vivid mental images today.

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