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The Shortest Straw is the fifth track off Metallica's 1988 album …And Justice For All.

The song deals with the blacklisting as a whole.

The blacklisting took place in the 1950's where everyone whose view was a little out of the ordinary was immediately labeled for being a threat to the society - a communist. In Hollywood were a lot of people whose views didn't fit in with the mainstream, so they all were shoved out of the entertainment industry just… read more

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Suspicion is your name
Your honesty to blame
Put dignity to shame
Dishonor

Witchhunt, modern day
Determining decay
The blatant…

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