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Thorn Within (Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett)

This song is actually Jason's favorite song on the "Load" album.

Album:
Load


The song live:
Has never been played live.


The demo:
The song's demo was named "Thorn".


The subject matter:
Jason said that the song is about someone who is guilty and no one is willing to forgive for what he is blamed for and his father just feels as tho he is a thorn.


"Find me guilty when true guilt is from within"
"For I am shadows and will follow me One and the same are we"

The person accepts the fact that he's guilty, but no one cares. In the second line he is either saying "we're both human, we all make mistakes" or "I'm just your shadow - You are actually the one who did it..."

 


 
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