Cliff Burton

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Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was Metallica's second bassist after Ron McGovney.


  • When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives. (Poet Paul Gerhardt) All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation take me home? (Burton).
    • Lyrics for "To Live Is to Die" on the album "...And Justice for All" (Which is said to be the last song he wrote) - spoken by James Hetfield.
  • Bass solo, take one.
    • Says this in the song "(Anesthesia)- Pulling Teeth".

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