"Whiplash" as written by and H Levy....
KILL 'EM ALL (1983)

(Hetfield, Ulriche)

Late at night all systems go
You have come to see the show
We do our best You're the rest
You make it real you know
There is a feeling deep inside
That drives you fuckin' mad
A feeling of a hammerhead
You need it oh so bad

Adrenaline starts to flow
You're thrashing all around
Acting like a maniac
Whiplash

Bang your head against the stage
Like you never did before
Make it ring Make it bleed
Make it really sore
In a frenzied madness
with your leather and your spikes
Heads are bobbing all around
It is hot as hell tonight

Adrenaline starts to flow
You're thrashing all around
Acting like a maniac
Whiplash

Here on the stage the Marshal noise
is piercing through your ears
It kicks your ass kick your face
Exploding feeling nears
Now is the time to let it rip
To let it fuckin' loose
We are gathered here to I’m and kill
Cause this is what we choose

Adrenaline starts to flow
You're thrashing all around
Acting like a maniac
Whiplash

Here we GO!!!

WHIPLASH!!!

The show is through the metal is gone
It is time to hit the road
Another town Another gig
Again we will explode
Hotel rooms and motorways
Life out here is raw
But we will never stop
We will never quit
cause we are MetallicA

Adrenaline starts to flow
You're thrashing all around
Acting like a maniac
Whiplash


Lyrics submitted by elmoz

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  • +2
    General CommentThis and Motorbreath are by far the best Metallica songs.
    negativethreeeon December 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't u love a sec. and a half of pulling teeth starting this track? I don't poor editing. The song itself 10/10. It's about streetfighting. The fights r suposed to be clean, but some fuckers use spikes and fire as weapons, resulting in whiplash and it being "hot as hell." And to the dumbazz above, emo is a sub genre of punk, a faggot is a bundle of sticks, and Sandman is a great song. Metal (rusty n' sharp) up ur azz bitch!

    lmfao, I'm such a jackass...
    FRYEGUYon February 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is very straightforward...its about Metallica and their music....
    Skweeky_voiced_teenon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest lyric ever
    "But we will never stop
    We will never quit
    cause we are MetallicA "
    Hope they remember this lyric every time they think about quiting.
    4saken4on August 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey already have quit. This song praises metal music and tells of the never-ending metal spirit of the band. Sadly these words have proven false.
    Testaheadon March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh yeah, they've quit. EXCEPTING the new album and the tour. What are you talking about, just cause the hairs gone- Metallica are still going strong!
    Eriu0on March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeople above are right, and the song is fairly straight forward, not nearly reaching the lyrical brilliance of Load.

    Whiplash, musically speaking, means that when you dont have earplugs or anything, you can hear the words coming back to you, and your not sure if its your own voice or the crowds.
    dorepollon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttestahead is right the mighty metallica has fallen damn it all, whiplash is about banging your head so fast that you get whiplash, Eriu0 you suck, its not about their hair, ST. ANGER sucks
    adude911on June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was the first Metallica song to be released as a single (Not counting Hit the Lights which was on a demo tape. It's also the only song where they mention the band's name.
    king nothing2on April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust a song about rocking out and touring and playing live and shit like that.
    Ben2k9on April 29, 2004   Link

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