"Seek & Destroy" as written by and Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield....
We are scanning the scene
in the city tonight
We are looking for you
to start up a fight
There is an evil feeling
in our brains
But it is nothing new
you know it drives us insane
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
There is no escape
and that is for sure
This is the end we won't take any more
Say goodbye
to the world you live in
You have always been taking
but now you're giving
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Our brains are on fire
with the feeling to kill
And it will not go away
until our dreams are fulfilled
There is only one thing
on our minds
Don't try running away
`cause you're the one we will find
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy


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  • +2
    MemoryThis song is one of my favorites in this album, I love to listen it, but now that it reminds me the Columbine shooting, if you read it meticulously, it is like if those guys had this song in mind when they did that. Dang :/
    Pinwinaon July 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMetallica is a great band, I've listened to their music since high school (class of '83). But the one album I can't seem to get into is St. Anger. It doesn't sound like Metallica at all. Am I the only one who thinks this particular album blows?
    stagg64on September 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the whole defending metal theme.
    Metal, overall is probably the least recognised and respected genre of music, but it damn well deserves some. Slow cheetah is an example of who this song is aimed at. People who are to closed minded to see metal for what it is. Metallica write great lyrics, that have some powerful meaning behind them. I mean, look at todays music. Someone give me a pop song that isn't about how good the singer looks or how their ex-lover dumped them. I'm sure that if Metallica wrote this song, than their is meaning behind it. This song rules, metal rules, and if you can't handle it, just don't listen to it.
    olio16on April 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionGreat song for gettting me psyched. I usually listen this right before I go to play floorball with my friends. I usually play as a defender and I like to hit opponents hard by using my body (I'm 6 ft. 2 inches tall and weight 280 pounds.) as a weapon so my attitude is to seek and destory them.
    kuhaon April 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably about gangs or just people who love to fight.
    King Nothingon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is just about somebodies who want to start an unfounded fight. So that song is just written about the exact opposite of "Wasting My Hate".
    I_LIKE_BEANSon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou stole that off encycmet.com
    CJFon July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a wonder more ppl havent posted about this song, because this is one of the defining songs of the earlier developement of the metal genre. Kill Em All was basically them experimenting with and developing their sound, and it helped shape music along with other metal artists that followed as we know it today. Yes, Ozzy was the father of this genre, but Metallica clearly set a new bar, and pushed it even farther.
    BigKurtCon April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgotta love that intro...
    duck2k2on April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea this is one of my favorite metallica songs.
    Garrett
    garretton May 02, 2003   Link

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