"Search And Destroy" as written by Nowell Rhys Fulber and Wilhelm Anton Leeb....
I'm a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am the world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys
Honey gotta help me please
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby, detonate for me
Oh

Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Honey, gotta strike me blind
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby, penetrate my mind

And I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
And honey I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', only to destroy, hey

Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Honey, gotta strike me blind
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby, penetrate my mind

And I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
And honey I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', only to destroy, hey

Forgotten boy, forgotten boy
Forgotten boy said, hey, forgotten boy, said
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey


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"Search and Destroy" as written by James Williamson James Osterberg

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    General CommentThis song is amazing. I first heard it when I watched The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, during a great scene, and it fit perfectly.

    I love his choice of words in his song, about technology and a-bombs. It's so good.
    ParadoxPoxon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjust a great song, this song is just fuckin awesome for lack of better words. And hell yeah the Stooges are better than the Sex Pistols by far always and forever. Sex Pistols....pfft
    weevilson October 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentget yourself some .flac files of their music and you'll agree.
    weevilson October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think for the most part the song's simply about Iggy's partying behavior. The name was taken from a Time article about the Vietnam War, and you can see references to the war in the lyrics, like "heart full of napalm", "runaway son of the nuclear a-bomb", "Soul radiation in the dead of night", and "Love in the middle of a firefight"
    i8luigion April 17, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"All I liked to do was walk around the streets with a heart full of napalm. I always thought "Heart Full of Soul" was a good song so I thought, What's my heart full of?
    I decided it was basically full of napalm."


    One of my favorite things Iggy's ever said.
    katycontion November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Skunk Anansie cover of this song is pretty awesome.
    Ratman_84on July 29, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is a travesty Iggy Pop is a niche artist, despite the fact that he and the stooges realeased the first punk album way back in 1969, oh well at least we knows'z he beat the sex pistols by a good few things
    Its me Its DDPon February 20, 2006   Link

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