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Album: S&MReleased: 1999Charted:
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.
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.
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.
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.