I am the one
Camouflage and guns
Risk my life
To keep my people from harm
Authority
Vested in me
I sacrifice
With my brothers in arms

Through this doorway
What's on the other side?
Never knowing
Exactly what I'll find
Locked and loaded
Voices screaming
Let's go!
Come on do it!
Here we go..

I'll take a life that others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
I shut my eyes, it hammers in my head
Where it'll end
Nobody knows

I'll take a life that ten others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
It's playing over and over in my head
Where it'll end
Nobody knows

Stay the course
Reasonable force
I believe I serve a greater good
Smoke and dust
Enemies are crushed
Nothing left
Where a man once stood

Through this doorway
What's on the other side?
Never knowing
Exactly what I'll find
Locked and loaded
Voices screaming
Let's go!
But I'm just doing what I'm told..

I'll take a life that others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
I shut my eyes, it hammers in my head
Where it'll end
Nobody knows

I'll take this life that ten others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
It's playing over and over in my head
Where it begins and where it'll end
Nobody knows

Bang bang, it hammers in my head

though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me
Locked and loaded, gonna find my truth
Now I'm busting through
All hell breaks loose
And you can all hide behind your desks now
And you can cry, "teacher come help me!"
Through you all, my aim is true


Lyrics submitted by yeahnabro

Hammerhead song meanings
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    General CommentI believe this song could be sending the message that things arent always as they seem. And things may seem better than they actually are. The reason i feel this way is because the beginning of the song gives off the sense that the song is about a solider or marine or something like that, but by the end of the song you find that what you thought was a song about a heroic solider, is actually just about some maniac shooting up a school. this is just how i feel.
    ThirtySecondsToLinkinParkon November 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that everything but the last part is about the war and violence, and the last part of the song is there to show how people today are influenced by the violence in the world.
    Sarabion January 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese aren't even close to the actual lyrics
    btreeon March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti found these on a different site, maybe compare and contrast them both.


    I am the one, camouflage and guns
    Risk my life to keep my people from harm.
    Authority vested in me,
    I'll sacrifice with my brothers in arms.

    Through this doorway,
    What's on the other side?
    Never knowing exactly what I'll find.
    Locked and loaded, voices screaming "Let's Go!"

    Come on - Do it - Here we go!

    I'll take your life that others may live
    Oh that's just the way it goes.
    I'll shut my eyes. It hammers in my head.
    Where it'll end nobody knows.
    I'll take your life that others may live
    Oh that's just the way it goes.
    Playing over and over in my head
    Where it'll end nobody knows.

    Stay the course. Written on both floors
    I believe I serve a greater good.
    Smoke and dust, enemies are crushed.
    Nothing left where a man once stood.

    Through this doorway,
    What's on the other side?
    Never knowing exactly what I'll find.
    Locked and loaded, voices screaming "Let's Go!"

    And I'm just doing what I'm told!

    I'll take your life that others may live
    Oh that's just the way it goes.
    I'll shut my eyes. It hammers in my head.
    Where it'll end nobody knows.
    I'll take this life that others may live
    Oh that's just the way it goes.
    Playing over and over in my head
    Where it begins and where it will end nobody knows.

    Heya GO!

    Bang Bang it hammers in my head
    Bang Bang it hammers in my head
    Bang Bang it hammers in my head
    In my head, in my head

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
    I fear no evil for thou art with me
    Locked and loaded gonna find my truth now
    Bustin' through all hell breaks loose and

    You can hide behind your desks now
    And you can cry 'teacher come help me'
    ????Maybe it's true

    Yaaaaaa!

    Maybe it's true!


    Maybe it's truuuuuuuuue
    afitch1206on May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to Dexter, Hammerhead is about school shootings!
    MasterofPuppets86on May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI definitely see the reference to school shootings, but it only seems to really point to that in the last few stanzas of the song...the entire rest of the song though really looks like it's about Iraq. Phrases such as "brothers in arms", "i'm just doing what i'm told" "stay the course", "ill take your life that others may live" seem to link to the Iraq war and don't make sense in relationship to school shootings. But that's good input Master.
    jmb06010on May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are completely wrong.

    The correct lyrics are found at offspring.com/…

    at the bottom of that box there is a button labeled "Lyrics"
    music1994on May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfinally fixed =]
    inverse_paradiseon May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, someone fiiinally put the right lyrics.
    I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW CD... 42 DAYS! :D :D :D
    emchappson May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSchool shootings suck. This song is amazing.
    fueledbytomothyon May 06, 2008   Link

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