Lyric discussion by sandta88 

It is about Metallica's firt bass player Cliff Burton. All of the band members drew straws one night to see who would get the top bunk on the tour bus. That night the bus got in a crash and he died. That is what this song is really about.

No its not, Kirk and Cliff drew cards, Cliff won with the ace of spades and said to Kirk "I want your bunk"

@sandta88 plus a common mistake is always made by Metallica fans. Clifford Lee Burton was actually their 2ND bassist. The ORIGINAL bassist (before kill 'em all was released) was Ron McGovney. No Joke.

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