Motorbreath
Metallica Lyrics


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Living and dying laughing and crying
Once you have seen it you will never be the same
Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
Hard and it is heavy dirty and mean

Motorbreath its how I live my life
I can't take it any other way
Motorbreath the sign of living fast
It is going to take your breath away

Don't stop for nothing its full speed or nothing
I am taking down you know whatever is in my way
Getting your kicks as you are shooting the line
Sending the shivers up and down your spine

Motorbreath its how I live my life
I can't take it any other way
Motorbreath the sign of living fast
It is going to take your breath away

Those people who tell you not to take chances
They are all missing on what life is about
You only live once so take hold of the chance
Don't end up like others the same song and dance

Motorbreath its how I live my life
I can't take it any other way




Motorbreath the sign of living fast
It is going to take your breath away

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Metallica's song Motorbreath express a relentless pursuit of living life at full speed, taking risks, and fully embracing the thrill of the unknown. The opening lines describe the unpredictability of life, how it can bring both joy and sorrow in equal measure. The singer then asserts that once you have experienced this, your perspective will be forever altered. Living in the fast lane is portrayed as a lifestyle choice, one that is gritty, raw and unapologetically unpolished.


The chorus of the song, with the repetition of the line 'Motorbreath, it's how I live my life', emphasizes that this way of living is a conscious choice made by the singer, one that they cannot give up. The lyrics suggest that taking risks and living fast is a sign of a fulfilled life, and is even stated as being capable of taking your breath away.


The final verse is a challenge to those who caution against taking risks, urging the listener to seize the moment and carpe diem - to avoid being just another face in the crowd. Ultimately, the theme of Motorbreath is that living life to the fullest means embracing adventure, taking risks and not living in fear of the unknown.


Line by Line Meaning

Living and dying laughing and crying
Life is full of ups and downs, and that's just how it is.


Once you have seen it you will never be the same
Experiencing life at full throttle will forever change the way you see and do things.


Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
Living life at full speed is exactly what it appears to be.


Hard and it is heavy dirty and mean
Living fast is tough, intense, gritty, and ruthless.


Motorbreath its how I live my life
Living life at full speed and intensity is what defines me.


I can't take it any other way
There's no other way for me to live than with a constant push forward and at full speed.


Motorbreath the sign of living fast
Breathlessness and the constant desire for speed are the hallmarks of my life.


It is going to take your breath away
Living this way will leave you gasping for more.


Don't stop for nothing its full speed or nothing
There's no time to waste, it's all or nothing when it comes to living life at full throttle.


I am taking down you know whatever is in my way
No obstacle will stand in my way as I push forward with relentless speed.


Getting your kicks as you are shooting the line
Life is an adrenaline-fueled rush as I chase after my goals and dreams.


Sending the shivers up and down your spine
The thrill of living this way will leave you with goosebumps and chills.


Those people who tell you not to take chances
People who discourage risk-taking and daring feats are missing out on the essence of life.


They are all missing on what life is about
Playing it safe and avoiding risks means missing out on what makes life truly worth living.


You only live once so take hold of the chance
Life is short, so seize every opportunity to live it to the fullest.


Don't end up like others the same song and dance
Don't fall into the same routine and monotony that others do - dare to take risks and live fully.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: James Alan Hetfield

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