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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)
Van Dyke Parks
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."