6. Metallica, 'One' (1988). An indirect protest song (in that it's written in character), but no less chilling for that. Perhaps the most terrifying anti-war song ever, narrated by a WW1 veteran who has lost all his limbs and senses. He longs to die, but cannot communicate that wish, so remains entombed within his own silent, endless hell. 'Give Peace A Chance' it is not.
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Added: 1 Apr 2009