Give me fuel, give me fire
Give me that which I desire, ooh

Yeah
Turn on, I see red
Adrenaline crash and crack my head
Nitro junkie, paint me dead
And I see red
A hundred plus through black and white
War horse, warhead
Fuck 'em, man, white knuckle tight
Through black and white

Ooh, on I burn
Fuel is pumping engines
Burning hard, loose and clean
Ooh, and on I burn
Churning my direction
Quench my thirst with gasoline

So give me fuel, give me fire
Give me that which I desire
Yeah

Turn on beyond the bone
Swallow future, spit out home
Burn your face upon the chrome
Yeah, oh, yeah
Take the corner, join the crash
Headlights, headlines
Another junkie lives too fast
Yeah, lives way too fast, fast, fast, oh-oh

Ooh, on I burn
Fuel is pumping engines
Burning hard, loose and clean
Ooh, and on I burn
Churning my direction
Quench my thirst with gasoline

So give me fuel, give me fire
Give me that which I desire, ooh, yeah

White knuckle tight

(On and on and on and on)
Give me fuel (on and on and on and on)
Give me fire (on and on and on and on)
My desire (on and on and on and on)

Ooh, on I burn
Fuel is pumping engines
Burning hard, loose and clean
Ooh, and on I burn
Churning my direction
Quench my thirst with gasoline

Give me fuel, give me fire
Give me that which I desire, ooh

On I burn


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Fuel Lyrics as written by Lars Ulrich Kirk L. Hammett

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  • +3
    My Opinion

    I've read through some of these pages and I have to wonder why nobody mentioned "adrenaline junkies" yet.. The way I get it, this song is about people that seek every thrill they can get, adrenaline being the fuel that gets their blood running, even if they might crash and burn.

    ZzNightmareon September 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    im not going to argue against the drug theme here, both points have already been made BUT: please, if you think you need to spell things differently, with y's and z's and shit, for christ's sake, do not do it wit another man's name

    apathyon June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning

    Fuel is about a man having an anger attack that he cannot stop. He talks about "seeing red" and squeezing his knuckles so tight that they're white. He's about to punch someone in anger His movement is "hard and loose, but clean". The lyric "adrenaline junkie" refers to a person with anger issues.

    TheHabeon May 10, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think this song is about ones desires, and satisfying one's desires. It also shows Hetfield has a desire for things in life. Hetfield is using a metaphore, obviously , a car. Using first person shows he's talking about his desires. "I burn", "quench my thirst", and "my desire", is a dead give away. Overall this song kicks @$$.

    zenderboy01on December 05, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think Hetfield's using Fuel as a metaphore for Drugs and addiction.

    Prodigalon January 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song would be the perfect soundtrack to a formula one race.

    complete_loneron January 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I would agree more with prodigal than with zenderboy.. complete_loner is also right of course :) There are some parts that just seem to be screaming "drugs"

    Nachoon February 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    it's an allegory about living your life too fast, i think.

    DrivenInHiFion March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the drug thing makes sence, i think it has to do with his!love for cars too

    erl81on April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    He uses an engine as a metaphore for addiction to drugs. The body always want's more, just like one might want to push an engine more.

    Necrothon April 25, 2002   Link

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