Shoot Me Again
Metallica Lyrics


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I won't go away
Right, right here, I stay

Stand silent in flames
Stand tall 'til it fades

Shoot me again, I ain't dead yet
Come on, shoot me again, I ain't dead yet
I said, shoot me again, I ain't dead yet
Come on, shoot me again, I ain't dead yet

Come on, shoot me again
Shoot me again, shoot me
Shoot me again, shoot me again
Come on, shoot me again
Shoot me again, shoot me
Shoot me again, shoot me again, come on

All the shots I take
I spit back at you
All the shit you fake
Comes back to haunt you

All the shots
All the shots

All the shots I take
What difference did I make?
All the shots I take
I spit back at you

I won't go away (with a bullet in my back)
Right, right here, I stay (with a bullet in my back)

Shoot me, shoot me
Shoot me, shoot me

I stand on my own (with a bullet in my back)
I'm stranded and sold (with a bullet in my back)

Shoot me again, I ain't dead yet
Go on, shoot me again, I ain't dead yet
Yeah, shoot me again, I ain't dead yet
Come on, shoot me again, I ain't dead yet

I said, shoot me again, shoot me again
Come on, shoot me again, shoot me again
Come on, shoot me again, shoot me again
Shoot me, shoot me again, shoot me again, yeah

All the shots I take
I spit back at you
All the shit you fake
Comes back to haunt you

All the shots
All the shots

All the shots I take
What difference did I make? (What difference did I make?)
All the shots I take
I spit back at you

Bite my tongue
Trying not to shoot back
No compromise
My heart won't pump the other way

Wake the sleeping giant
Wake the beast
Wake the sleeping dog
Don't let him sleep
Wake the sleeping giant
Wake the beast
Wake the sleeping dog
Don't let him sleep

Bite my tongue
Trying not to shoot back

All the shots I take
I spit back at you
All the shit you fake
Comes back to haunt you

All the shots
All the shots

All the shots I take
Hey, what difference did I make? (What difference did I make?)




Yeah, all the shots I take
I spit back at you

Overall Meaning

“Shoot Me Again” is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica from their 2003 album “St. Anger”. The song uses the metaphor of being shot repeatedly and refusing to die to illustrate the theme of perseverance in the face of adversity. The opening lines, “I won't go away, Right here I'll stay, Stand silent in flames, Stand tall 'til it fades”, suggest that the singer is committed to weathering whatever hardships come their way, even if it means enduring pain and danger. The singer then challenges their persecutors to keep trying to take them down, as they will not give up without a fight.


The chorus of “Shoot Me Again” reaffirms the singer’s commitment to survival, as they declare “I ain't dead yet”. This defiant attitude is repeated in the second verse, where the singer claims that all the attacks they have faced have only made them stronger. The bridge of the song, “I bite my tongue, Trying not to shoot back, No compromise, My heart won't pump the other way”, suggests that the singer is trying to maintain their integrity in the face of provocation, and that they are unwilling to give up their principles even if under attack.


Overall, “Shoot Me Again” is a song about resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Through the metaphor of being shot repeatedly and refusing to die, the singer expresses their determination to survive and thrive, in spite of the obstacles and opposition they may face. The song is a testament to the human spirit, and a call to never give up, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.


Line by Line Meaning

I won't go away
I won't give up and give in


Right here I'll stay
I'll remain strong and persistent


Stand silent in flames
Endure pain and suffering without backing down


Stand tall 'till it fades
Remain confident and unfazed by challenges


Shoot me again I ain't dead yet (x4)
You can try to hurt me, but I won't be defeated


All the shots I take I spit back at you All the shit you fake Comes back to haunt you All the shots...
All the negativity you send my way only fuels my determination


What difference did I make?
What have I accomplished despite the obstacles?


With a bullet in my back!
You can try to take me down, but I won't be silenced


I'll stand on my own
I'll rely on my own strength to persevere


I'm stranded and sold
I'm isolated and facing betrayal, but I won't give up


I bite my tongue Trying not to shoot back
I'm trying to exercise restraint, but it's difficult


No compromise My heart won't pump the other way
I won't sacrifice my values or beliefs for anyone


Wake the sleeping giant Wake the beast Wake the sleeping dog No, let him sleep
Don't provoke someone who has the potential to cause serious harm




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: James Alan Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk L. Hammett, Bob Rock

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