"Shoot Me Again" as written by and Robert Jens/hetfield Rock....
I won't go away
Right here I'll stay

Stand silent in flames
Stand tall 'till it fades

Shoot me again
I ain't dead yet (x4)

Shoot me again
Shoot me again
Shoot me!
Shoot me again
Shoot me again
C'mon! (x2)

All the shots I take
I spit back at you
All the shit you fake
Comes back to haunt you

All the shots...
All the shots...

All the shots I take
What difference did I make?
All the shots I take
I spit back at you

I won't go away
With a bullet in my back!
Right here I'll stay
With a bullet in my back!

Shoot me...
Take a shot
Shoot me...
Take a shot
Shoot me...
Take a shot
Shoot me...
Take a shot

I'll stand on my own
With a bullet in my back!
I'm stranded and sold
With a bullet in my back!

Shoot me again
I ain't dead yet (x4)

Shoot me again
Shoot me again
C'mon!
Shoot me again
Shoot me again
C'mon! (x2)

All the shots I take
I spit back at you
All the shit you fake
Comes back to haunt you

All the shots...
All the shots...

All the shots I take
What difference did I make?
All the shots I take
I spit back at you

I bite my tongue
Trying not to shoot back
No compromise
My heart won't pump the other way

Wake the sleeping giant
Wake the beast
Wake the sleeping dog
No, let him sleep

I bite my tongue
Trying not to shoot back...

All the shots I take
I spit back at you
All the shit you fake
Comes back to haunt you

All the shots...
All the shots...

All the shots I take
What difference did I make?
All the shots I take
I spit back at you


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"Shoot Me Again" as written by Robert Jens/hetfield Rock

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    General Commentthanks to drop2 for the lyrics
    rubenon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBasically put, this is from the point of view of either James himself or the entire band. Metallica, having not released an original cd in like 6 years, has put up with a lot of lip from everyone, even their own fans. I was turned into a skeptic myself. In retaliation, the song states that they are not backing off yet and that they are making a good effort, once again, to get back on top "i wont go away, right here i'll stay". Being "shot again" is metallica saying "bring that shit on", and "i bite my tongue, trying not to shoot back" is the final plea for everyone to shut the fuck up, for metallica will try to avoid sinking to the lowest depths of the angry critict. The last verse "wake the sleeping giant..." goes hand in hand with "I bit my tongue...", basically stating that they will let their hate and desire to fire back fade, or "sleep".
    better_than_youon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentafter reading wut u wrote and listening to the song again.. u sound pretty right man. so i started laughing while i hear it.. kinda cool. but hey i luv the song. very good. MetallicA 4ever
    iron_dethon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbetter than you, I agree totally. This is my favourite song on St. Anger, because of the meaning. I've been known to hang shit because of the whole Ja Rule thing, but damn these people screaming "sellouts!" are starting to piss me off big time.
    psychochickenon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree with everything "better than you" said apart from the fact that i think good old 'tallicA deserve all the slack, their tossers (cept maybe the new bassist) and psycochicken MetallicA are and allways will be the biggest fattest sellouts ever (apart from KISS perhaps), their releasing a computer game in 2005, like KISS did actually, and the new album wont play on my PC, thats how worried they are about mp3s.
    anyway this song is really really good and i like it very much, its kind of annoying liking the music but hating the band or at least their attitudes.
    joeytheboyon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe're tossers because they want money? Makes sense to me.

    From what I gather you've gone out and paid for the album, yet you're calling the band a bunch of sell outs. Seems a tad hypocritical, yes?
    psychochickenon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJoey, works fine on my PC. That's weird, why would they be worried about MP3s, yet it works on almost everyone's PCs?

    Fuck off.
    ChaseKendereson July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthey joey... maybe your computer's fucked up, or maybe you just don't like metallica... but I don't think they're a bunch of sellouts... they're succesful, yeah, but what do u want them to be? Never to be known by the public? shit... you probly weren't born yet when they were an underground band. But I can say the same and I am saying the same. I heard of metallica when they were succesful and they made a shitload of money for their cd's. big fuckin deal. they're still a good band, they still made good music. I don't see anything wrong with their attitudes, either.
    Secondly, and lastly, I think this song is about a man who's not afraid to die.
    TruthSpeakeron May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song Rocks my socks digidy d dog it the best Metallica song ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!mmkkay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and truthspeaker is right it is about a guy whos not afriad to die..................................................................................................................
    RATM13LJHon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhy shouldn't Metallica have a fucking computer game?!! Bring that shit on, it'll be fucking cool! They have the money (that I may remind you, they earned through sheer hard work) so why the hell not? Seems like a fun idea to me.

    Anyway, this song is fucking hilarious. Not my favourite song to listen to, but one of my favourites to sing while drunk or in public. AWWW SHOOT ME!
    Manxbasson June 09, 2004   Link

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