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Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand
James Hetfield Lyrics


I'm for law and order, the way that it should be
This song's about the night they spent protecting you from me
Someone called this outlaw in some ol' magazine
New York sent a posse down like I ain't ever seen

Don't you think this outlaw bit has done got out of hand?
What started out to be a joke, the law don't understand
Was it singing through my nose that got me busted by the man? Yeah
Maybe this here outlaw bit has done got out of hand

Don't you think this outlaw bit has done got out of hand?
What started out to be a joke, the law don't understand
Was it singing through my nose that got me busted by the man?
Maybe this here outlaw bit has done got out of hand

We were wrapped up in our music, that's why we never saw
The cars pull up, the boys get out and the room fill up with law
They come pounding through the back door in the middle of our song
Yeah, they got me for possession of something that was gone, long gone

Hey, don't you think this outlaw bit has done got out of hand?
What started out to be a joke, the law don't understand
Was it singing through my nose that got me busted by the man?
Oh, maybe this here outlaw bit has done got out of hand

Yeah, don't you think this outlaw bit has done got out of hand?
What started out to be a joke, the law don't understand
Was singing through my nose what got me busted by the man?
Maybe this here outlaw bit has done got out of hand

Aw, don't you think this outlaw bit has done got out of hand?
What started out to be a joke, the law don't understand
Was it singing through my nose that got me busted by the man?
Maybe this here outlaw bit has done got out of hand

Just a good ol' boy, never meaning no harm
Just a good ol' boy, never meaning no harm
Just a good ol' boy, never meaning no harm
Just a good ol' boy

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Jayhoyt32

Those of us long time Hetfield fans are no stranger to the fact that one of his favorite genres to listen to is old, real country. And truth be known, most real metal fans from generations past are also fans of old country music. Long before it became "pop country".

Blunt Force Trauma

No. Who's the OKC band

Casey H

@Blunt Force Trauma bud are you from the OKC band???

Casey H

@RickyboyH very correct and thanks Mr Ricky :)

RickyboyH

@Casey H The first metal bands came from the Blues. Black Sabbath was a blues band when they started out remember (And before Sabbath got popular, Jimi Hendrix had written "Foxy Lady" which is considered to be a precursor to the heavier music that appeared on the scene after he passed in Sept 1970)? Metal is a subgenre of Rock, Rock comes from RnB (the old kind) and Blues.

Blunt Force Trauma

I vouch for this here comment.

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Juan José Fonseca Godoy

Holy crap, James can make country music sound heavy as fuck.

fisey

Well, metal (and rock in general) does have more similarities with country than differences

caleb0286

Dial in a good tone, and learn how to do some good old downpicked/palm-muted chugs...it makes a guitar sound like a monster :)

Trevor Ambrose

2021 James Hetfield, Michael polson,and Billy Ray Cyrus on outlaw Kings that whold kick ass

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