t h e r e a r e n o m o r e b a r r i e r s t o c r o s s.All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this, there is no catharsis; my punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself. No new knowledge can be extracted from my telling.
This confession has meant nothing
Clifford Lee Burton
February 10 1962
September 27 1986
Cliff Burton (February 10 1962 - September 27 1986). You still are, and always will be a bass God.
R.I.P you wonderful man.
♡ Cliff Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) ♡
Cliff, tomorrow it will be 28 years since you passed away. You are thought of so often, loved so dearly, and missed so much. Your spirit and your heart are still alive in Metallica’s music. It always will be. Even though you have been gone for almost thirty years there are still young kids that are discovering Metallica for the first time and are picking up a guitar because of you. Like me when I first started listening to Metallica they are probably blown away by those strange sounds coming out of your bass. I couldn’t believe that the intro to For Whom the Bell Tolls was a bass guitar! That totally blew my mind. I never heard anything like that before. The bass guitar wasn’t something I paid attention to but you changed that forever. Your attitude, your love of books, horror movies, your love of music of all genres especially classical, and just the way you lived your life inspires me more than I could ever say. When I listen to Orion I think of you and all of the happiness and memories you have given me through your music. Isn’t it crazy that someone you never knew could be such a great friend through music? That’s how I think of you and Metallica. As a friend that was always there for me when I needed them. Thank you Cliff, thank you. You have changed my life and for that, I will never forget you.
Rest in peace xoxo
R.I.P. September 27,
28 years have passed, but The Memory Remains (Metallica Remains Brazil tribute)