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Song Parodies -> "Cliff They Lack"

Original Song Title:

"Take It Back"

Original Performer:

Pink Floyd

Parody Song Title:

"Cliff They Lack"

Parody Written by:

Edward Genereux

The Lyrics

This song goes out to those who miss bassist Cliff Burton of Metallica. I totally agree with you that his bass playing was the heart and sout of the band and that without him, it wasn't long before his ex-bandmates and his successor on bass, Jason Newsted (who departed in 2000) sold out; the sellout accelerated when Newsted was replaced by Robert Trujillo. The OS was one of the Floyd's last hits, capping three decades without any sign of sellout.
His bass will e'er resound, though he is no more.
I list to virtuosity when I hear his bass for sure.
I abhor new Metallica, like St. Anger and Reload.
They've been falling into sellout whene'er they hit the road
Because Cliff they lack, because Cliff they lack these days.

So God rest his soul! they just ain't whole
'Cos this Newsted guy was not as good.
Really, after the Black Album, they were as deadwood.
Adding insult unto injury, Newsted soon was gone himself.
This Trujillo has no talent; I put him on the shelf
Because Cliff they lack, because Cliff they lack these days.


I hope that Death Magnetic is their best in years
And I pray for one big comeback--songs that I can bear.
All of this St. Anger, it just doesn't make the cut,
So I hope they don't mess it up or I'll show them my butt
Because Cliff they lack, because Cliff they lack these days. (3x)
Hopefully I will not be disappointed by Death Magnetic, even though it did involve Trujillo.

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