Wednesday, September 27, 2006

To Live Is To Die

To many of you, today is just another day... "Hump Day" as some call it, just plain Wednesday to others. However, it has another remarkable remembrance. For some, today, September 27th is To Live Is To Die Day, which is an international event remembering the death of Metallicas' Bassist (From 1982 - 1986) Cliff Burton, who died in Sweden in a Tour Bus accident on the 27th September 1986.

This event is remembered by Heavy Rockers and Metallifans all over the world, and is tributed on the 26th September every year, especially milestone years. (All information thanks to Wikipedia)

To Live is to Die

From Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia

"To Live Is To Die" is an instrumental song found on Metallica's fourth major label release ...And Justice For All.

It is a tribute to their former bassist Cliff Burton who was killed in a bus crash in 1986. Burton actually wrote the riffs for the song a few months before he died. Though the track is considered an instrumental track, it contains a few lyrics near the end of the song written by Burton which are spoken by James Hetfield.

When a man lies he murders some part of the world
These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives
All this I cannot bear to witness any longer
Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home

...And Justice for All cover


Sara said...

One of the best albums too, I'd say. To live is to die, is one of my faves.

Anonymous said...

eeuw, rockers! can't we listen to something nice like the small faces or paul weller?
(let the insults begin)

and before you rip me to shreds, can i say that even though i HATE rock, i do like ac/dc and have downloaded a couple of iron maiden tracks in the last few weeks. prefer my mod/ska/northen soul though.

Aunt Jackie said...

Oh cappy... nobody's gonna rip you to shreds. I like to think my blog celebrates free speech. I'm quite ecclectic myself. I like everything from Perry Como to Morbid Angel and beyond... :)