Lashing out the action, returning the reaction
Weak are ripped and torn away
Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery

Crushing all deceivers, mashing non-believers
Never-ending potency
Hungry violence-seeker, feeding off the weaker
Breeding on insanity

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery
Battery

Circle of destruction, hammer comes crushing
Powerhouse of energy
Whipping up a fury, dominating flurry
We create the battery

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery
Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery


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  • +6
    General CommentAnyone who has truly experienced rage knows that there is hardly anything more potent and pure than that rush, and they are reminded of that when they hear this song. The song structure itself is a microcosm of the event, with the clean guitar piece in the beginning, escalating to that frenzied riff. Hmmmph, think I'll go out and smash something now...........
    jules4099on May 11, 2002   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaningeveryone is missing the simple meaning of this song. battery is about metallica being the best. battery is literally what drives them. hetfield is saying metallica is here to stay. metallica is in him crushing all that cower
    ww02131on December 17, 2013   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningIt's gotta be about a mosh pit, or just the general crowd at a concert. There is tremendous energy like a battery and "pounding out aggression, turns into obsession" sums up a metal concert for me. It's also like a big family, and is in all of us.
    Overkill13on February 12, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMetalickah : I was wanking and listening to this song, the solo came on and as kirk got higher up the fret board, so did the climax, when the solo hit climax, so did my wang. no shit, this happened, i then sms'd my pals telling them i got off on kirks playing =P
    nitrovoon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    MemoryThis song reminds me what i have to do every time i step onto a field.
    I'm not the best player, but when i play like this i go psycho and hit anyone and everyone
    shouse45on February 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningJust keep it simple, it's about energy you get from listening to this kind of music, as from the first seconds of the riffing you suddenly feel indestructible and hyper. When I'm tired or out of energy, this always gets me pumped up. Favourite Metallica song..
    Macejkoon February 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo kinds of battery. The first is the act of beating someone up, assault etc.

    The other Battery means both a positive and a negative side to everything. I also hear this song is about the "Old Waldorf Club" or something.
    Prodigalon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Waldorf Club on Battery St. is where Metallica always used to go I think it's also where they would soon tell Jason that he made the band.
    King Nothingon May 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs Jules4099 says, is correct. The battery is the energy that give you the adreneline rush you get when you are raging.
    Death on Arrivalon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting info about the waldorf club :)...i always thought that this song was just about beating people up ;)
    popefridgeon June 02, 2002   Link

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