"Battery" as written by and Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield....
Oh yeah baby
Oh I love you Coors Light yeah
When I get you in my guts
It makes me play way too fucking good yeah

Hey
You guys don't mind if we play some more do ya

Oh fuck you, man

You guys don't know this shit
Don't fucking lie to us

What what waht what?
What do you want to hear?
It don't matter man

So fucking what?

Well, I've been to Hastings and I've been to Brighton
I've been to Eastbourne too
So what, so what
And I've been here, I've been there
I've been every fucking where
So what, so what
So what, so what, you boring little cunt

Well, who cares, who cares what you do
Yeah, who cares, who cares about you, you, you, you, you

Well, I've fucked the queen, I've fucked Bach
I've even sucked an old man's cock
So what, so what

I've fucked this, I've fucked that
I've even fucked a school girl's twat
So what, so what
So what, so what, you boring little fuck

Well, who cares, who cares what you do
And, who cares, who cares about you, you, you, you, you, you

So mother fucking what mother fucker
Well this is it my friends
One more here for you

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction
Weak are ripped and torn away
Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot kill the battery

Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery (yeah)

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery, battery

Crushing all deceivers, mashing non-believers
Never ending potency
Hungry violence seeker, feeding off the weaker
Breeding on insanity

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery

Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery, battery (yeah!)

Circle of destruction, hammer comes crushing
Powerhouse of energy
Whipping up a fury, dominating flurry
We create the battery

Smashing through the boundaries
Lunacy has found me
Cannot stop the battery

Pounding out aggression
Turns into obsession
Cannot kill the battery that's right

Cannot kill the family
Battery is found in me

Battery, battery
Battery, battery

See ya around man
Thank you mexico city
You treat us good here man
See you all mother fuckers
Metallica says see ya!


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"Battery" as written by Lars Ulrich James Alan Hetfield

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  • +6
    General CommentAnyone who has truly experienced rage knows that there is hardly anything more potent and pure than that rush, and they are reminded of that when they hear this song. The song structure itself is a microcosm of the event, with the clean guitar piece in the beginning, escalating to that frenzied riff. Hmmmph, think I'll go out and smash something now...........
    jules4099on May 11, 2002   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaningeveryone is missing the simple meaning of this song. battery is about metallica being the best. battery is literally what drives them. hetfield is saying metallica is here to stay. metallica is in him crushing all that cower
    ww02131on December 17, 2013   Link
  • +4
    Song MeaningIt's gotta be about a mosh pit, or just the general crowd at a concert. There is tremendous energy like a battery and "pounding out aggression, turns into obsession" sums up a metal concert for me. It's also like a big family, and is in all of us.
    Overkill13on February 12, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMetalickah : I was wanking and listening to this song, the solo came on and as kirk got higher up the fret board, so did the climax, when the solo hit climax, so did my wang. no shit, this happened, i then sms'd my pals telling them i got off on kirks playing =P
    nitrovoon March 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    MemoryThis song reminds me what i have to do every time i step onto a field.
    I'm not the best player, but when i play like this i go psycho and hit anyone and everyone
    shouse45on February 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod damn this song kicks ass!!!!! song is so fucking powerful, thought i'd snap my neck bangin my head so fast to this song. metallica is a group of gods!!!
    whiteknuckledembryoon June 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always interpreted this song as being the thoughts of someone who's beating up their spouse/boyfried/girlfriend (and pretty fuckin bad at that). "Pounding out aggression, turns into obsession", it just fits in my mind.
    helmetheadon June 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningJust keep it simple, it's about energy you get from listening to this kind of music, as from the first seconds of the riffing you suddenly feel indestructible and hyper. When I'm tired or out of energy, this always gets me pumped up. Favourite Metallica song..
    Macejkoon February 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo kinds of battery. The first is the act of beating someone up, assault etc.

    The other Battery means both a positive and a negative side to everything. I also hear this song is about the "Old Waldorf Club" or something.
    Prodigalon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Waldorf Club on Battery St. is where Metallica always used to go I think it's also where they would soon tell Jason that he made the band.
    King Nothingon May 06, 2002   Link

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