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Song Parodies -> "Cliff Burton"

Original Song Title:

"American Pie"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Don McLean

Parody Song Title:

"Cliff Burton"

Parody Written by:

Floyd's Garage

The Lyrics

A long long time ago
When the band Metallica was our hero
I wanted to be just like them
I picked up that guitar again
But now my respect for them is zero
I heard it first in my science class
Somewhere in Europe their tour bus crashed
Couldn't believe my ears
Passed away before his years
I remember when we all cried
We smoked in the parking lot outside
And we all prayed the news had lied
The day, Cliff Burton, died. So...

Bye, bye to Metallica's pride
Without Burton, they've been hurtin' no more Lightning to Ride
And those glory days are in the past far behind
So now these days they don't even try. No, these days they don't even try.

Does Cliff look down now from above
and shakes his head at the crap they shove
Does he laugh with Randy Rhodes
So what happened to their rock n' roll?
Seems money is their only goal
How else can you explain the albums 'Loads'?
Well I know old school fans still miss him
Listening to 'Sanitarium'
We still crank 'Battery'
And Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)
He was a sight on stage you had to see
That night is still clear in my memory
I stayed all night and wouldn't leave, that night, my boy Cliff, rocked
We were all singin...

My my, an incredible guy
Look how he's playin'. He's just slayin'. He's a star in my eye
But now he's gone, and there was no good-bye
Oh why did our Cliff have to die? Why did our Cliff have to die?

The day they released the album 'Black'
We knew that there was no going back
We thought that this could never be,
MTV overplayed their videos
They were played to death on radio
It was truly 'The Thing that Should not Be'
If they ever have one more single
McDonald's will use it for a jingle
But the courtroom is their place
Suing downloaders through a trace
And while Jaymz was gone for his rehab
All he cared about was fans he had to stab
With bad songs and money to grab, I wish, Cliff Burton, lived. Now we're singin...

Bye, bye to Metallica's pride
Without Burton, they've been hurtin' no more Lightning to Ride
And those glory days are in the past far behind
So now these days they don't even try. No, these days they don't even try.

Yes the 'St. Anger' album is a joke
The metal machine is finally broke
Out of the charts it's falling fast,
I think it's time they hung it up
Because for years now they've been in a rut
Pray with me now that this album is their last,
Yes the mighty riffs are now all gone
So why does this band want to go on?
It's all about the buck
Why don't they know we think they suck?
I remember the songs from 'Kill em All'
I remember Headbanger's Ball
No Metallica at the mall, but now, commercialized. I'm just a singin...

Bye, bye to Metallica's pride
Without Burton, they've been hurtin' no more Lightning to Ride
And those glory days are in the past far behind
So now these days they don't even try. No, these days they don't even try.

That Cliff Burton was one of a kind
And Lars and Jaymz have lost their mind
with no desire to rock again,
Oh c'mon, Kirk does nothing, this we know,
'St. Anger' has not one solo
Is there no place for his strings to bend?,
Oh and as they play now on a stage
Kids think they wrote 'Turn the Page'
They covered Motorhead
They should've broke up instead
And they're so concerned 'bout MP3s
They should consider themselves lucky
That anyone at all is listening, they should, call it a day. We're all singin...

Bye, bye to Metallica's pride
Without Burton, they've been hurtin' no more Lightning to Ride
And those glory days are in the past far behind
So now these days they don't even try. No, these days they don't even try.

I met a girl who's into them
I laughed so hard 'cause she's only ten
but she thinks they rock like Britney,
I went down to the record store
where I bought 'Puppets' years before
but the bins were filled with their pricy DVDs
All Lars wants is your hard earned cash
And Jaymz just looks like trailer trash
Don't know why they can't write songs
Guess all of their skills are gone
No I don't blame Jason Newstead
The blame goes to Lars and Jaymz, and instead
All they want are sheep to be lead, I'm sad, their bassist, died, and we are singin...

Bye, bye to Metallica's pride
Without Burton, they've been hurtin' no more Lightning to Ride
And those glory days are in the past far behind
So now these days they don't even try. No, these days they don't even try.



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Know 1 can hear you dream - November 19, 2003 - Report this comment
From "Metal milita" to puppets of the RIAA. Guess their real genre is "full circle metal".
Scott - March 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Your a jerk why do you got to joke about it they lost a good friend its the people like you in the world that deserve to die not Cliff
Floyd's Garage - March 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Scott - I got nothing but respect for Cliff Burton you little pissant. I actually saw him live twice and he is probably the greatest bass player there ever was. Metallica has been a joke since his passing. And before you post a comment to me again, check your grammer and punctuation. You write like your in second grade you little bitch.
guitar&bass forever - April 06, 2004 - Report this comment
i am a bassist and i wish cliff burton still live. hhmmm, wonder why the recordings are getting worse from kill 'em all to master of puppets for the bass part ... Seriously, they should've fixed those and make the bass sound more appropriate. I could still hear the bass but some of the basslines tickle my ears instead of the usual tom-tom. EX: In Orion, the bass sounds something like tom,tom,tom,ping-pong,chuk. AND MANY MORE of those crazy little sound in that fuckin song!! ANYWAY, this is just my opinion, you don't have to believe me, but when i play bass and i play it in "modern" big bass sound, IT sounds fuckin awesome. Thank cliff for those extraordinary basslines.
hey you are right - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
i could hear them, too. Glad somebody else hear this little sounds too.
Metallic Mag - February 18, 2006 - Report this comment
I am so pissed off by reading this parody. Yeah, R.I.P Cliff Burton... but Metallica didn't die with him. You cant call yourself a fan by writing and agree to this bullshit. JERK!
purple rastafarian - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
i totally agree with floyds garage. the old metallica were a hundred times better. i just dont feel it in the new metallica- its so commercialized. i honestly felt like putting a stop to the band cos hearing them change the old metallias rep jus hurts enough.

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