This song has been well received, as fans in comment areas overwhelmingly find it to be a return to the more thrash style of Metallica's earlier years.
- "Hardwired" was debuted live on August 20, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- As of 2016, it has only been played live once.
- One August 21, 2016, the live debut was uploaded to the MetallicaTV channel on YouTube.
In the name of desperation In the name of wretched pain In the name of all creation Gone insane We're so fucked Shit outta luck Hardwired to self-destruct On the way to paranoia On the crooked borderline On the way to great destroyer Doomed design We're so fucked Shit outta luck Hardwired to self-destruct Once upon a planet burning Once upon a flame Once upon a fear returning All in vain Do you feel that hope is fading? Do you comprehend? Do you feel it terminating? In the end We're so fucked Shit outta luck Hardwired to self-destruct Hardwired to self-destruct Self-destruct Self-destruct Self-destruct