What does Hammerhead mean?

The Offspring: Hammerhead Meaning

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Hammerhead Lyrics

I am the one, camouflage and guns
Risk my life to keep my people from harm
Authority vested in me,
I sacrifice with my brothers in arms

Through this doorway, what's on the other side?
Never knowing exactly what I'll find,
Locked and...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2011 !⃝

    this has a possiblity of 2 meanings the first beginning with the life of a soldier more specifacally the front lines or rangers (thts the army symblo on the helmet of the person in the video) and he is told by his supiors he is doing *the greater good* taking ten lives that those do not get to live* and he goes into war blind of whts going to happen eventully getting stripped of your humanity andnothings left where a man once stood. doing wht his country tell him mostly those politcal parties possibley the ones represented by mayby the elaphant and the pig since those r shown so much and they do there duty and die and simply do wht there told. Now the second is a more simple put of a school shooting where someone possibly bothered by his time in the war going to find the truth of why he did wht he was told to do but in is self righteos confused rage goes into a school and kills the children mayby to stop them from being soldiers or telling the goverment they were wrong and the kids could scream all they want and beg the teacher to help or they could hide but his aim is true and they all die for the sake of the banging hammers in his head from his time in the war and the evils his goverment sent him to do causing him the hammers in his head

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2009 !⃝

    Actually, the band themselves stated that the song is about school shootings. "Im busting through, all hell breaks loose and, and you can all behind your desks now, and you can cry out teacher come help me!". Might be both tho

  3. bitterdulce
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    Mar 12th 2009 !⃝

    This song is talking about how soldiers are fooled into thinking that everything they do is for the good of their country. And they dismiss things by saying they are just doing what they are told. Watch the video it makes even more sense.


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