"Speedfreak" as written by Edward Alan Clarke, Ian Kilmister and Philip John Taylor....
Got to hurry, got to hurry
I don't believe you worry
Take it back, take it back
You know you can't do that
Don't want no sleep
Just hide and seek
Yes, I'm a speedfreak
Baby, I'm a speedfreak

Way too fast, way too fast
Gonna be the first and last
Shoot ya down, shoot ya down
Flamin' wreck you hit the ground
Up for a week
I don't want no sleep
'Cause I'm a speedfreak
Baby, I'm a speedfreak

No regrets, no regrets
You know you can't afford 'em yet
Comin' down, comin' down
Over, under, sideways, round
Up for a week
Playin' hide and seek
'Cause I'm a speedfreak
Everlasting speedfreak

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"Speedfreak" as written by Ian Kilmister Edward Alan Clarke

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    General CommentI'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that this song refers to Lemmy Kilmister's massive usage of methamphetamine while touring with his band Motorhead. Although it could have a much deeper poetic meaning. If so I haven't yet figured out what if might mean.
    TrainPullConductoron February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell yeah it could mean an addiction to speed, but I take it being obsessed over speed (Not the drug) in playing music... and by music I mean metal... which IS the only music... :)
    IRoxYerSoxon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmetal IS NOT "the only music" Lemmy himself prefers to be labeled as rock and roll.
    garrett (THE ZEBRA)on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"methamphetamine"

    ...amphetamines in general. Meth is far less common in the UK than the sulphate form.
    The Knaveon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIm a SPEEDFREAK!!! Motorhead never sleeps and will live on forever!!! I think the song is quite straight forward. ... I mean , how hard is it .. really?? .. Lemmy talks about the ups and the downs. . "Flaming wreck you hit the ground" "Over,under,sideways,round.Up for a week." .... Uh.. yea i think thats it.. I mean, not that i would know..??..
    chemhedon December 18, 2008   Link

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