Fight Fire With Fire

Album: Ride The Lightning (1984)
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  • Do unto others as they've done to you
    But what in the hell is this world coming to?

    Blow the universe into nothingness
    Nuclear warfare shall lay us to rest

    Fight fire with fire
    Ending is near
    Fight fire with fire
    Bursting with fear
    We all shall die

    Time is like a fuse, short and burning fast
    Armageddon's here like said in the past

    Fight fire with fire
    Ending is near
    Fight fire with fire
    Bursting with fear

    Soon to fill our lungs the hot winds of death
    The gods are laughing, so take your last breath

    Fight fire with fire
    Ending is near
    Fight fire with fire
    Bursting with fear

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    Fight fire with fire, fight Writer/s: Clifford Lee Burton, James Alan Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
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Comments: 6

  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay BcA good and fast Metallica classic.
  • Yd from CanadaThe title/lyric (Fight fire with fire) is tongue-in-cheek and is actually to put the spotlight on the tit-for-tat attitudes prevalent amongst the nations of the world (fight-fire-with-fire attitude) which is only going to get the universe blown into nothingness. Awesome lyrics!
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI heard that the beginning was Cliff playing a 12-string guitar could someone confirm this?
  • Kyle from Calgary, AbThis is Flea's (the bassist from the red hot chili peppers) favourite Metallica song. He inducted the band into the rock n' roll hall of fame with an excellent speech that every Metallica fan should watch, in my opinion.
  • Cory from Akron, American SamoaThis has always been one of my favorite songs by metallica and its so great how it starts out so peaceful in the begining then it goes dark.
  • Zachary from Nashville, TnI think this song is about the truth of war and how back in the 1980's nuclear war was a big fear and how if nuclear war was to come upon us no one would survive. If one country started nuclear war, we would bomb back. (Do Onto Others As They've Done To You) If nuclear war were to come, our time would go away as soon as it came. (Time Is Like A Fuse, Short And Burning Fast)
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