|Metallica – The Outlaw Torn Lyrics||16 years ago|
I think it's about Cliff dying. Just take the line:
"You make me smash the clock and feel...I'd rather die behind the wheel"
The day after Cliff died, James completely destroyed his hotel room and among the things he destroyed was an alarm clock. He also got drunk and was out in the street screaming Cliff's name, asking where he was and wishing he had been the one who died. "I'd rather die behind the wheel" - behind the wheel of the bus - in the back of the bus, in one of the bunks - is where Cliff was laying when the bus flipped, hurling him out the window and being crushed.
I'm just glad I got to see him live when they opened for Ozzy...awesome bass player.
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