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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.

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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

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  • Fucking amazing track \\\\m/ [2]
  • Fucking amazing track \\m/
  • @line_genrou Nobody cares, you Negative Nancy.
  • # kreator, testament, metallica, at the gates, death angel, nuclear assault.
  • yes great song i love it
  • great song in every way, always been a favorite of mine.
  • <(O__O)>
  • Amazing song
  • awesome
  • Not just the best bassline, but Kirk's best solo too.

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