Suppose I say “I’m never satisfied”
Suppose I say “You cut some root to make the tree survive”

Just let me kill you for a while
Just let me kill you for a smile
Just let me kill you once
I’m oh so bored to death

I hunger
I hunger
I eat

Born into attitude
Asleep at the wheel
Throw all your bullets in the fire
And run like hell
Why cure the fever?
Whatever happened to sweat?

Suppose I say “The vultures smile at me”
Suppose I say “I’ve sent them down and they plan to pick you clean”

And satisfaction this way comes
And satisfaction this way comes
And satisfaction’s here and gone, gone
Gone again

I hunger
I hunger
I eat

Born into attitude
Asleep at the wheel
Throw all your bullets in the fire
And stand there

Born into attitude
Twist mother tongue
Throw all your bullets in the fire
And run like hell
Why cure the fever?
Whatever happened to sweat?

Just let me kill you for a while
Just let me kill you for a smile
Just let me kill you once for me
I’m bored to death

And satisfaction this way comes
And satisfaction this way comes
And satisfaction’s here and gone, gone
Gone again

I hunger
I hunger
I eat

Born into attitude
Asleep at the wheel
Throw all your bullets in the fire
And stand there

Born into attitude
Twist mother tongue
Throwing all your bullets in the fire
And run like hell
Why cure the fever?
Whatever happened to sweat?


Lyrics submitted by elmoz, edited by Ashram

Attitude song meanings
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    General CommentI dedicate this song to my sis and her bitchy attitude.
    King Nothingon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenta guy killing to satisfy himself. "Let me kill you for a smile" He's hungry so he eats....he kills so he'll be satisfied
    frostedflakes098on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the most awesome fucking thing ever
    Razormasticatoron June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the youth today being totally defiant. We're "Born into Attitude."
    Petary791on March 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah its saying theres nothing wrong with doing something rebelious for a bit of fun
    KingJaymzon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was just some filler, but it's not! Very uderated song! Good groove too!
    FRYEGUYon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis it just me or is there some major rush influence in the pre chorus bit.

    great song...something you just wanna stand and bang your head to.
    harper83087on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI originally just thouht this was typical "new Metallica" filler, but I was wrong. This little gem honestly kicks ass. It is headbangable and great. In my opinion, this is one of the most underated songs from them, esp. from the thrash-only fans.
    FRYEGUYon December 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsome parts of the lyrics are wrong.

    it's, "just let me kill you once, im oh, so bored to death"
    and, "why cure the fever, what ever happened to sweat".
    METALFANATIK101on February 27, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song is definitly about killing for pleasure
    "suppose i say the vultures smile at me"
    he has been doing this for some time now
    but what about the bit about throwing your bullets in a fire?
    boredashellon January 29, 2011   Link

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