Metallica never shied away from calling out injustices, using their music to get a purposeful message out. …And Justice For All’s “Shortest Straw” was aimed at people being discriminated against, or blacklisted, for voicing their opinions. The song is built around the concept that the world is in such disarray people are even denied the chance to draw their own losing straws.
The unique artwork for this song was designed by famous artist Pushead, known for crafting masterpieces with skulls and skeletons.“The Shortest Straw” focuses not only on the lack of choice, but the insanity that comes from it, which clearly comes across in the details of the psychedelic Pushead designs. That’s what you get when you combine one of the greatest metal artists of all-time with one of the greatest metal bands of all-time. Timeless art and lyrics that still strike a chord today.
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Lyrics Text:“The Shortest Straw Has Been Pulled For You”: