The main melody and opening bass line was written by bassist Jason Newsted. James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich wrote the rest of the song around Newsted's idea.
Cover versions include: Dark Tranquillity on Metal Militia - A Tribute To Metallica, Compilation CD, 1994 Black Sun Records.
You just stood there screaming
Fearing no one was listening to you
They say the empty can rattles the most
The sound of your own voice must soothe you