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Just a Bullet Away Lyrics Metallica

Just a Bullet Away Lyrics Metallica

Just A Bullet Away was performed by  Metallica at their 30th Anniversary Shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 6, 2011.

The song was a left over from the Death Magnetic recording sessions. 


Lyrics

All roads they lead to shame
All drowning in the blame
all reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

All hide beneath a skin
A hope so paper thin
I’m at the door again and the shine of the midnight revolver

Even the promise of danger has gone dull
Staring down the barrel of a 45

Suck on the barrel
Suck on the barrel
Suck it ’til it’s gone dry

for all reflections look the same
in the shine of the midnight revolver

redemption purify
will nothing satisfy
the scars just multiply
in the shine of the midnight revolver

twisting in apocalypse
death upon the fingertips
frigid metal touches lips
and the shine of the midnight revolver

because you lied

just a bullet away
just a bullet away from leavin’ you
just a bullet away
stop the voices in my head

caressing death again
becomes the heroin
forbidden medicine
puts a shine on the midnight revolver

eternal borderline
all the faces intertwine
oh god… now i see mine
in the shine of the midnight revolver

even the promise of danger has gone dull
staring down the barrel of a 45

suck on the barrel
suck on the barrel
suck… suck till it’s dry

for all reflections look the same
in the shine of the midnight revolver

down in misery
down in misery

just a bullet away
just a bullet away from leavin’ you
just a bullet away
stop the voices in my head

all roads they lead to shame
all drowning in the blame
reflections look the same
in the shine of the midnight revolver

all hide beneath a skin
a hope so paper thin
i’m at the door again
and the shine of the midnight revolver

even the promise of danger has gone dull
staring down the barrel of a 45

suck on the barrel
suck on the barrel
suck… suck till it’s dry

do all reflections look the same
in the shine of the midnight revolver

because you lied
yes you lied

just a bullet away
just a bullet away from leavin’ you
just a bullet away
stop the voices in my head

Metallica also played new song Rebel of Babylon at one of the 30th Anniversary Shows.

Rebel of Babylon Lyrics Metallica

Rebel of Babylon Lyrics Metallica 

Rebel of Babylon is an unreleased track from the Death Magnetic album recording sessions. It was debuted as part of the 30th Anniversary Set List at the Fillmore.

Lyrics

Rebel grip your bottle tight
Just float away
Rebel is it hard to leave
What makes you stay?

Go take your poison ink
Sign life away
Then take your dirty spoon
And dig your grave
Dig your grave

Rebel grips the bottle tight
Just floats away
Rebel finds it hard to leave
What makes you stay?

He takes the poison ink
Signing life away
Then takes the dirty spoon
And digs his grave

Let this dark shine
Let this dark shine
Let it shine bright
Don’t let it burn out tonight

Kill me one more time
Stigmata
Kill me one more time
Neo martyr

Gonna die young
Gonna live forever
Kill me one more time
Rise up
Rebel of Babylon

Renegade fights the fight
That no one wins
He claims a crown of thorns
To pierce the skin

He climbs his crucifix
And waits for dawn
Thinks they’ll remember him
After he’s gone

Let this dark shine
Let this dark shine
Let it shine bright
Don’t let it burn out tonight

Kill me one more time
Stigmata
Kill me one more time
Neo martyr

Gonna die young
Gonna live forever
Kill me one more time
Rise up
Rebel of Babylon

Rise up
Rise up
Resurrection

The rebel fights the fight
That no one wins
To claim a crown of thorns
To pierce his skin

Climbs his crucifix
And waits for dawn
He looses consciousness
The myth lives on

Let this dark shine
Let this dark shine
Let it shine bright
Don’t let it burn out tonight
Tonight

Kill me one more time
Stigmata
Kill me one more time
Neo martyr

Gonna die young
Gonna live forever
Kill me one more time
Rise up
Rebel of Babylon

Rise up
Rise up
Resurrection

Iced Honey lyrics by Lou Reed and Metallica



Iced Honey lyrics by Lou Reed and Metallica

The Metal Masters of Music Mayhem in Lou 'talks some walks' Reed have collaborated on an album called Lulu - it's a pretty strange affair..... Iced Honey  is a concept song of sorts about a troubled ballet dancer called Lulu.

Iced Honey Lyrics


You can’t put a butterfly in a jar
If the effort’s too high no matter who you are
You can’t catch the moon, or the sun or the stars
It doesn’t matter who you are
Iced honey

Now me I’ve tried a million tricks
To make life cold and make it stick
Not running heat that flames then out
But the proud piece of ice that always floats
Iced honey

If I can’t trap a butterfly or a bee
If I can’t keep my heart where I want it to be
If no matter how much soul and heart
I put to the wood
If a flaming heart is not that good
Iced honey

If you can’t put a butterfly in a jar
If violence mars your final hour
If you make others feel like jam
Poured on a piece of charbroiled lamb

If it’s all mixed up and you cannot shout
And your oxygen starts to run out
If your final gasp has the recipe wrong
And instead of hello you say so long


If your energy starts to leak out
And people wonder what you’re all about
A heartbreaker with an unattached heart
The story of love gives them all a start

And me, I’ve always been this way
Not by choice, just this way
I can’t put my honey pot in a jar
Or a heart or a fist of some young boy

If you can’t put a butterfly in a jar
No wonder no need to wonder where you are
It might seem like hell, the River Styx
Your affection never sticks

No matter what you say, no matter what you do
A butterfly heart flies right past you
There’s nothing to say, nothing to do
See if the ice will melt for you
Iced honey

Check out the lyrics to Dragon and Cheat On My from Lulu.

Dragon Lyrics by Lou Reed and Metallica for Lulu


Dragon Lyrics by Lou Reed and Metallica for Lulu

Check out the epic in length lyrics to Dragon from the Lulu album, a joint effort Lou 'Perfect Day' Reed and Metal Masters Metallica.

Dragon Lyrics

You don’t actually care
Love for you is no beginning
You’re not really there
Hallucination

I thought you were listening
Hallucination
I thought you were listening
Hallucination

I understand you think you’re above it
The adolescent sense of the sky
The feeling of billowing heartbeats
The fingertips run through your hair

They run through your hair
Hallucination
Hallucination

Oh you think you’re so special
That there’s no law meant for you
You come and go like the goddess you are
We’re mere mortals below
Fingertips run through your hair
We are mere mortals below

Are meant to be peons
Are meant to be servants
Are meant to be dismissible objects
One fucks with
One fucks with

Poor pitiful creature

The winner in heartbreak
The winner in caring
The winner in every miniscule method of wearing
Your heart on your sleeve
A red star of idiocy

An idiot’s idiocy
My, my caring for you
Caring for you
Do you think we’re a book
Some kind of a table
You can rest your feet on when you’re able
Red star of idiocy
An idiot’s idiocy
My caring for you
Poor pitiful creature

To notice the pining
The self deprivation
The self flagellation of you
Dear worshippers

We do like you regal
We do like you haughty
We do love to look upon your perfect body

The hair on your shoulders
The smell of your armpit
The taste of your vulva and everything on it
We all really love you
And you have no meaning
You don’t even see us
You were never caring

You go do what you do
You do it for you
No one exists with you
You’re way above caring
Leave a trail upon the wake
That no one ever tries to take
Because waiting for you
Thinking of you
Is another way of dying
Is another way of dying

I’m clawing your chest
‘Til your collarbone bleeds
Piercing your nipples ‘til I bite them off
I scratch your face and bite your shoulders
Way above caring
Way above caring
And your Kotex jukebox
Your Kotex jukebox

I’m doomed, I’m swearing
Waiting for you
In your high heels and nightie
Your leather dress squeaking
Latex now sweating, waiting for you
In your tincture
Your opium white bathrobe
Your white tiles run red now
Are we both dead now?

The liquid exchange of our heart
The liquid exchange of our heart
Are we both dead now?

You’re way above caring
Your heart on your sleeve
A red star of idiocy
An idiot’s idiocy
My caring
My caring for you
My caring for you
You’re way beyond caring
Your heart on your sleeve
A red star of idiocy
An idiot’s idiocy

My caring for you
Oblivious to caring
Oblivious to caring
Oblivious to caring
Leave a trail upon the wake
That no one ever tries to take
Because waiting for you
Because thinking of you
Is another way of dying

You’re way above caring
Oblivious to caring
Oblivious to caring
You poor pitiful creature
The mistake of feeling
The one who rejects you is the winner,
It’s true
The winner in heartbreak
The winner in caring
The winner in every miniscule method of wearing
Your heart on your sleeve
A red star of idiocy
An idiot’s idiocy
Your heart on your fuckin’ sleeve
My caring for you
We were meant to be peons
We’re meant to be peons
Mere mortals below
Meant to be servants

Meant to be dismissible objects one fucks with
Oh, oh, oh you’re so special
No law meant for you
You come and go like the goddess you are

The fingertips run through your hair
A billowing heart beats
Feeling
Feeling
What a glorious feeling
To be so rejected
So rejected

An idiot’s idiocy
My caring for you
You think I’m a book or a table
You can rest your fuckin’ feet on
When you’re able

The taste of your vulva, everything on it
The hair on your shoulders
The smell of your armpit
We do love you, to look upon your perfect body
We love you regal
We love you haughty
Oblivious to caring
Oblivious to caring
Caring

Oh my dear
Oh my dear
Oh my dear
Oblivious to caring

Are we really dead now?
Are we both dead now?

Cheat on Me Lyrics by Lou Reed Metallica from Lulu



Cheat on Me Lyrics

Cheat on Me is a song from the Lulu album which Metallica did with the legendary Lou Reed. It would seem the band and Reed had a perfect day when they got together for the recording sessions as Cheat on Me hits the mark!

Cheat on Me Lyrics

Why do you cheat on me
Why do I cheat on thee
Why do I cheat on me
Why do I cheat on me

I have a passionate heart
It can tear us apart
I have the loves of many men
But I don’t love any of them

Why do I cheat on me

You have your feelings
I have mine
I spit upon you and change my mind
I have many hearts to break
And many, many, many more to take

Let the light of stars pour out
Like a candle in a spout
Let the wick recede and break
Let the starlight radiate
Why do you cheat on me
Why do I cheat on me
Why do I cheat on thee
Why do I desecrate me
Why do I piss my dreams
That’s because that’s what it is

I have the drive
I got the scope
If I, if I, if I, could I give you a rope

Your love means zero to me
I’m a passionateless wave upon the sea
Passionateless wave upon the sea
Why, why, why
Do you cheat on me
Why, why, why
Do I cheat on thee
Oh why, do I cheat on me
Why do I cheat on myself
Well I got nobody else

I’m only young once
I want to taste it all and have fun
I have no real feelings in my soul
Where most have passion I got a hole
I really got nobody else

I want lovers like the rain
So many of them, so much the same
You say you love me, I know it’s true
But I, I, I don’t love you

Why do I cheat on me
Why do you cheat on me
Your love means zero to me
A passionateless wave


Why do I cheat on myself?/Well I got nobody else" 

Want to read more about Lulu and her adventure? Check out album opener Brandenburg Gate or the lyrics to The View.

The View Lyrics by Lou Reed and Metallica

The View Lyrics by Lou Reed and Metallica
The View Lyrics by Lou Reed and Metallica

The View is from the Lulu album that was written by Lou Reed with Metallica being his 'backing band' of sorts - as Metallica aint no one's bitch!

The View Lyrics

I am a chorus of the voices
That gather up the magnets
Set before me

I attract you and repel you
A science of the heart
And blood and meaning

The coldness of most beauties
Is a challenge that our youth
Must quickly conquer

There is no time for guilt
Or second guessing, second guessing
Based on feeling

I am the truth, the beauty
That causes you to cross
Your sacred boundaries

I have no morals
Some think me cheap
And someone who despises
The normalcy of heartbreak
The purity of love

But I worship the young
And just formed angel

Who sits upon the pin of lust
Everything else
Bores me

I want to see your suicide
I want to see you give it up
Your life of reason
I want you on the floor
And in a coffin your soul shaking
I want to have you doubting
Every meaning you’ve amassed
Like a fortune

Oh throw it away

For worship someone
Who actively despises you

For worship someone
Who actively despises you

I am the root
I am the progress
I am the aggressor
I am the tablet
These ten stories

Worship
Worship

Pain and evil have their place
Sitting here beside me
I offer them to you as servants
Of the gold that you must give

Pain and evil have their place
Sitting here beside me
And I’ll offer them, I offer them to you
As servants of the gold
That you must give to me

I want to see your suicide
I want to see you give it up, give it up
Your your life of reason

I want to see you on the floor

And in a coffin, soul shaking
Soul shaking
I want to have you doubting
Every meaning you’ve amassed
Like a fortune, like a fortune
Throw it away

For worship of someone who actively despises you

Who actively despises you

Check out Junior Dad lyrics and Little Dog

Brandenburg Gate lyrics by Metallica and Lou Reed



Brandenburg Gate lyrics by Metallica and  Lou Reed


Brandenburg Gate is from the joint efforts of Metallica and Lou Reed that produced Lulu.

Brandenburg Gate Lyrics:

I would cut my legs and tits off

When I think of Boris Karloff and Kinski

In the dark of the moon

It made me dream of Nosferatu

Trapped on the isle of Doctor Moreau

Oh wouldn’t it be lovely

I was thinking Peter Lorre

When things got pretty gory as I

Crossed to the Brandenburg Gate

I was feeling snappy perhaps I’d been napping

And I’d just ate

A following heart can tear you apart

On a midnight to 8 shift

A graveyard romance can only give one chance

As the tombstones weave and breathe

Feeling happy when my heart got beating

On a Sunday afternoon

I dreamt of breezes going through the treeses

And stars were still illumed

I have three hearts that I keep apart

Trying to relate

To normal feelings and the nightime reelings

And some absynthe drunk so late

The cook got drunk and all the whores they shrunk

Onto the size of dessert plates

But me I’m happy cause I got my little nappy

And some opium to set me straight

I’m just a small town girl who wants to give it a whirl

While my looks still hold me straight

Straight up to illusion and fantasy’s fusion

Of reality mixed with drink

I’m just a small town girl who’s gonna give life a whirl

Looking at the Brandenburg Gate

Check out the lyrics to Frustration from Lulu.

It's a real shame Lou died, for we'll never know he thought about these Star Wars facts about Return of the Jedi.

Frustration lyrics Lou Reed and Metallica



Frustration Lyrics by Metallica and Lou Reed from the Lulu album

Frustration Lyrics

Frustration
In my lexicon of hate
I see you with your portraiture
Does he love you?
Does he love you too?

The brush strokes
Kiss your breasts and toes
I cry icicles in my stein
The heartbeats flutter
With an abnormal rhythm

The pain shoots through my body
A sword between my thighs
I wish that I could kill you
But I too love your eyes

You’re feeling less whore but you stimulate
The hatred smolders in your eyes
I’d drop to my knees in a second
To salivate in your thighs

But all I do is fall over
I don’t have the strength I once had
In you and your prickless lover
And his easel in his eyes

I feel the pain creep up my leg
Blood runs from my nose
I puke my guts out at your feet
You’re more man than I
To be dead to have no feeling
To be dry and spermless like a girl

I want so much to hurt you
I want so much to hurt you
I want so much to hurt you
Marry me
I want you as my wife

Spermless like a girl
More man than I
More man than I

Frustration
In my lexicon of hate
You’re feeling less like a whore but you
Stimulate

All I do is fall over
I don’t have the strength I once had
All I do is fall over
I don’t have the strength I once had

I want you so much to hurt you
I want so much to hurt you
I want so much to hurt you
I want you as a wife

Frustration is my lexicon of hate
Frustration is my lexicon of hate
Fruu… fruu… frustration, my lexicon of hate

I cry icicles
Heartbeats flutter
Abnormal rhythm

I wish that I could kill you
But I too love your eyes
I want you as my wife
I want you as my wife
Spermless like a girl

Lucky in feeling
More man than I
Marry me, marry me, marry me
I want you as a wife
Spermless like a girl
Puking my guts at your feet
More man than I
Fruu… fruu… fruu… frustration
Frustration

Check out Junior Dad lyrics and Little Dog.

Lulu album cover revealed Lou Reed Metallica



Here's the cover of Lulu from Lou Reed and Metallica's collaboration featuring Mistress Dread

Turn the Page song lyrics by Metallica and Bob Seger

turn the page lyrics by Metallica and Bob Seger

Turn the Page song lyrics by Metallica and Bob Seger


Turn the Page is a popular cover version by Metallica of Bob Seger's hit song.

This history of this song quite cool. Seger originally recorded it in 1973.

A live version from a 1966 album called Live Bullet began to get radio play and it became a bit of a radio rock staple, despite never being released as a single (kind of like Stairway to Heaven).

The lyrics of the song reflect on the emoitional ups and downs of a singer whose spent years travelling and living the rock and roll lifestyle.

It's an 'on the road' song and was inspired by an incident when Bob's band was questioned whether they were men or woman in  diner by the locals who didn't like the look of the band, who in that era all had long hair!

So the song's meaning is a reflection of a weary rock and roller, a musician who perhaps was a bit out of place. There's also an element later on where the lyrics seem to suggest a romantic interest of some kind. The listener is given no clue as to what the issue is but we can guess it's possibly about a failed relationship due to the musician being away from home.

Metallica would have grown up with the song and eventually experienced the sentiment of the lyrics for themselves chose to cover the song. It was a popular hit for Metallica and was heavily downloaded as a MP3 - and we all know how that turned out!

Turn the Page was featured as a single from the Garage Days Inc album.

Metallica's Turn The Page song lyrics


On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha
You can listen to the engine moanin' out its one note song
You can think about the woman, or the girl you knew the night before
But your thoughts will soon be wandering, the way they always do
When you're riding sixteen hours and there's nothing there to do
And you don't feel much like riding, you just wish the trip was through

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Well you walk into a restaurant all strung out from the road
And you feel the eyes upon you as you're shaking off the cold
You pretend it doesn't bother you, but you just want to explode

Most times you can't hear 'em talk, other times you can
All the same old cliches, is it woman is it man?
You always seem outnumbered, so you don't dare make a stand

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Out there in the spotlight, you're a million miles away
Every ounce of energy, you try to give away
As the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play

Later in the evening as you lie awake in bed
With the echoes from the amplifiers ringin' in your head
You smoke the day's last cigarette, remembering what she said

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, up on the stage
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, turn the page

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, on the stage yeah
Here I go, playing star again
There I go, there I go

Here's the youtube video of Metallica's Turn the Page which features as a prostitute struggling to raise her daughter. The mother was played by famous porn actress, Ginger Lynn.

Little Dog Lyrics Metallica Lou Reed

James and Lou
Little Dog is from the collaborative album that Lou Reed and Metallica have put together. It's called Lulu and it's inspired by some plays written by Frank Wededkind - the plays so named "Earth Spirit" and "Pandora's Box".

Little Dog Lyrics

Little dog who can’t get in
Moaning at the bed side
Moaning from each limb

Little dog who can’t get in
Can only cry but
Can not swim

Pony legs, little trot
Little dog has to wait a lot

The bigger dog has got his spot
And elbowed him away

Listen to him barking
Listen to him call
Little dog don’t have much at all

A puny body and a tiny dick
A little dog can make you sick

If you got the money you can go to the top
The female dog don’t care what you got
As long as you can raise that
Little doggie face to a cold hearted pussy
You could have a taste

A taste of what the big dog got
A taste of what the big dog got
The little dog with the one hundred dollar spot
Can run his tongue over the hot in trot
Hot in trot
Run his tongue over the hot in trot


Money can do anything
Money can do anything
Money can do anything
Tell me what you want

My small dog, he want what I got

Wants to run his tongue over my hot spot

Pathetic little dog

Pathetic little dog
The little man follows his nose
Counts his fingers and his toes
He still got those
Pathetic little dog
Pathetic little dog
Following his nose
But it needs my money to buy

I’m an up while you’re a down
I am an up while you’re a down
The spring and the will follow me around
While you sniff your shit in the wind
Sniff your shit in the wind
Money can do anything
Money can do anything
Tell me what it is you want
Just tell me what it is you want
I’m an up while you’re a down
The spring and the will follow me around


Tell me what it is you want
Tell me what it is you want

You sniff your shit in the wind
Follow me around

Pathetic little dog
Pathetic little dog
Pathetic little dog


Check out some more lyrics from Lulu such as Pumping Blood and Junior Dad

Lulu Lyrics by Metallica and Lou Reed

Metallica and Lou Reed looking cool as fuck
Check out out lyrics from 'Loutellica's' album Lulu. Lou Reed and Metallica have teamed up to produce a collaborative effort that explores the work of Frank Wedekind. Lulu will tell the story of a a young and nubile abused dancer’s life and relationships as found in Wedekind's plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box”

Lulu features the following songs. Click on the links will take you to the lyrics for the song.

Brandenburg Gate
Cheat on Me

Givwn Lou has died, I guess we will never know he thought about these cool Star Wars facts.

Junior Dad Lyrics Metallica Lou Reed Lulu

Junior Dad Lyrics Metallica Lou Reed Lulu
Junior Dad Lyrics Metallica Lou Reed Lulu

Junior Dad is a song from the collaborative effort of Metallica and Lou Reed that has produced the album 'Lulu'.

Lulu's lyrics tell a "story of a young abused dancer's life and relationships".

Junior Dad Lyrics:

Would you come to me
If I was half drowning
An arm above the last wave

Would you come to me
Would you pull me up
Would the effort really hurt you
Is it unfair to ask you
To help pull me up

The window broke the silence of the matches
The smoke effortlessly floating

Pull me up
Would you be my lord and savior
Pull me up by my hair
Now would you kiss me, on my lips

Burning fever burning on my forehead
The brain that once was listening now
Shoots out its tiresome message

Won’t you pull me up
Scalding, my dead father
Has the motor and he’s driving towards
An island of lost souls

Sunny, a monkey then to monkey
I will teach you meanness, fear and blindness
No social redeeming kindness
Or – oh, state of grace

Would you pull me up
Would you drop the mental bullet
Would you pull me by the arm up
Would you still kiss my lips
Hiccup, the dream is over
Get the coffee, turn the lights on
Say hello to junior dad
The greatest disappointment
Age withered him and changed him
Into junior dad
Psychic savagery

The greatest disappointment
The greatest disappointment
Age withered him and changed him
Into junior dad

Check out out lyrics from 'Loutellica's' album Mistress Dread and Pumping Blood.

Mistress Dread Lyrics Lou Reed Metallica

Mistress Dread Lyrics by Metallica and Lou Reed


Mistress Dread Lyrics by Metallica and Lou Reed

Following Pumping Blood, Mistress Dead has been revealed as a new song recorded by Lou Reed and Metallica as part of a 'secret project which has been revealed as being called 'Lulu'.

The music has been described as a cross between Metallica's Master of Puppets and Reed's classic album, Berlin.

Mistress Blood Lyrics

I'm built like you are
I have a dress and a train
Your snake cold lips
Make a harsh straight line
That echoes through my brain

You're perfect
Let me lift a glass high
Let me follow in your footsteps
Let me follow in your sigh
Let me follow in your sigh

I'm a woman who likes men
But this is something else
I've never felt such stirrings
I feel like I
Was someone else

I wish you'd tie me up and beat me
Crush me like a kick
A bleeding strap across my back
Some blood that you could kiss

Oh kiss away, oh kiss away
I wish there was a strap of blood
That you could kiss away
I wish there was a strap of blood
That you could kiss away

Tie me with a scarf and jewels
Put a bloody gag to my teeth
I beg you to degrade me
Is there waste that I could eat

I am a secret lover
I am your little girl
Please spit into my mouth
I'm forever in your swirl

You're heartless and I love that
You have no use of me

But I open the sticks, sticky legs I bear
And then insert a fist, an arm
Some lost appendage
Please open me I beg

You are my Goliath
You are my Goliath
And I am mistress dread

Oh I am mistress dread
Oh I am mistress dread
Open and release me
I love you in my head

Oh kiss away kiss away
Kiss away kiss away

All I ask my baby
Kiss away
All I ask my baby
Kiss away

Pumping Blood Lyrics Metallica Lou Reed



Pumping Blood Lyrics

Pumping Blood is a new song that came about as a result of the collaboration with the original Transformerhimself, Lou Reed and the Masters of Metal, Metallica. The rockers performed with each other during the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009.

Pumping Blood was one of the songs that 'was cut live in one take' according to Metallica's James Hetfield and the lyrics were written quickly.

Pumping Blood Lyrics from album Lulu:

If I pump out blood in the sunshine
Oil on the wheel
That is blasted and busted away

A nail or a little piece of glass
A little piece of glass
A little piece of glass
Swarming like bees over the air
Off the pump off the thing
The blood that I’m pumping away

Like bees over the air
Off the pump
Off the thing
The blood that I’m pumping away

Off the pump
Off the thing
The blood that I’m pumping away

If I pump blood in the sunshine
And you wear a leather box with azaleas
And I pump more blood
And it seeps through my skin
Will you adore the river
The stream, the trickle
The tributary of my heart

As I pump more blood
And it seeps through my skin

Will you adore the river
The stream, the trickle
The tributary of my heart


If I’m pumping blood
Like a common state worker
If I waggle my ass like a dark prostitute
Would you think less of me

And my coagulating heart

Waggle my ass like a dark prostitute
Coagulating heart
Pumping blood

Would you top me off
Would you top me off as I deepen a curtsy
While you yell out, “mercy”
We grow apart
Would you rip and cut me

Use a knife on me

Be shocked at the boldness
The coldness of this little heart
Tied up in leather
Would you take the measure
Of the blood that I pump
In the manic confusion of love

Supreme violation
Supreme violation
“Oh, ah, ah, ah Jack I beseech you”

“Oh Jack I beseech you”
Supreme violation


Blood in the foyer
The bathroom
The tea room
The kitchen, with her knives splayed

I will swallow your sharpest cutter
Like a colored man’s dick

Blood spurting from me
“Oh Jack, Jack I beseech…”
“Jack, I beseech you, I beseech…”
In the end it was an ordinary heart

“Oh Jack I beseech you”
As I scream out my pain
In the end it was an ordinary heart

In the end, in the end, in the end
It was an ordinary heart

“Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack I beseech you”
Supreme violation . . . Oh

“Jack, Jack, Jack I beseech you”
I call out your name

Blood in the foyer, the bathroom,
The tea room, the kitchen
And knives splayed
I swallow your sharpest cutter
Like a colored man’s dick
Blood spurting from me
Blood spurting from me

Check out the lyrics to Mistress Dread from the same sessions.