Metallica: Seek and Destroy Meaning
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Song Released: 1983
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Seek and Destroy Lyrics
We are scanning the scene
in the city tonight
We're looking for you
to start up a fight
There's an evil feeling in our brains
But it's nothing new
you know it drives us insane
On our way
anonymous May 1st 2020 report
I truly believe this song is about make the justice with their own hands because the justice by itself doesn't work properly because of corruption, bad laws or bad law's interpretations. I can see that one who sings is a leader of a group of people who hunts criminals who make a chaos in the city and they are expressing the feeling of killing and persecute those who persecute good citzens.
anonymous Sep 12th 2019 report
My own thoughts behind the song is that its about gangs coming out in the city at night.
"We are scanning the scene in the city tonight"
This could refer to gangs coming out and scanning around for any victims.
"We're looking for you
to start up a fight"
This could mean anything from domestic violence to mugging someone.
anonymous Dec 17th 2018 report
Isn't the song seek and destroy for the hairbands bands that were all ready out. When metallica was first coming out
anonymous May 22nd 2017 report
I think is about devils who want to kill people. The song is telling the devils perspective.
anonymous Jan 19th 2013 report
there scanning the scenes in their city tonight there lookin for their enemy to start up a fight, there's an evil feeling in their brains, but it's nothing new but drives them insane. - 1st verse meaning
anonymous Aug 25th 2012 report
It's about the insatiable need to kill or hunt someone down. btw the lyrics are "You've always been taking, and now you're given" not "You;ve always been b*tching, and now you're killing."
anonymous Apr 21st 2012 report
It's about them hating glam metal in the city! Nough said!
anonymous Aug 31st 2011 report
I view this song is about nuclear armament, 'thousand death' could not be done by a man without war, and if we keep on providing more and more atomic bomb 'There is no escape and that's for sure'- 'Our brains are on fire with the feelings to kill' our leaders are thinking of how to have more and more atomic warfare, this song invites this generation to condemn evil nuclear weaponry.
anonymous May 2nd 2011 report
Its about the feeling to kill. It was inspired by a Diamond Head song, though i cannot recall the name.
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