The House Jack Built (6:38)

Cover of Load

From Load and 2 other releases

This song is about James Hetfield’s battle with drug abuse (more specifically alcohol abuse). The line, “The higher you are, the farther you fall” is a metaphor James Hetfield came up with to describe the effect of drugs. ‘”Jack” refers to the Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand. This song is one of many from the Load/Reload era to have never been played live.


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