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Written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, this song describes coming close to solving a problem or finding a solution, but then all you get is more problems: "Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel, was just a freight train coming your way." The solution being the soothing light and the freight train being more problems. (thanks, Patrick - Anna Paulowna, Netherlands)
The title is a play on "Four Leaf Clover," which if found is supposed to bring good luck. A "No Leaf Clover" would bring the opposite. The lyrics describe an unexpected change from good luck to bad. (thanks, Anthony - Wichita, KS)
The San Francisco Symphony played on this with Metallica. The album is a collection of songs taken from 2 concerts they played together. The song was written especially for the S&M concert, but the band adapted it for other concerts by played a pre-recorded intro. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
This and another song called "-Human" were the only 2 previously unreleased songs played for the S&M live concert/album. Both songs were outtakes from the Load/Reload sessions. (thanks, Nick - Paramus, NJ)
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