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Song
Kill em All (album)

"Jump in the Fire" is the fourth track on Metallica's 1983 album Kill 'Em All.

The song was released as the second single from Kill 'Em All, and was accompanied by fake live performances of "Phantom Lord" and "Seek and Destroy", which were alternate studio recordings with sounds of a crowd overdubbed in.


The original lyrics were penned by Dave Mustaine - the song was originally about sex until he left the band and James got his hands on the song, changing the lyrics to make it a song about hell. In the song a devil persuades someone to join him in hell.

LiveEdit

  • Jump in the Fire was first performed on March 14, 1982, in Radio City, California. Making it one of two original Metallica songs to be played live at the band's first show, the other song being Hit the Lights.
  • As of September 2016, the song has been played 91 times live.
  • Towards the end of 1984 Metallica stopped playing the song live, it would finally return to the setlist twenty years later in 2004, making a few appearances on the Madly in Anger With the World Tour.

LyricsEdit

    Down in the depths of my fiery home
    The summons bell will chime
    Tempting you and all the earth
    To join our sinful kind
    
    There's a job to be done and I'm the one
    You people make me do it
    Now it's time for your fate and I won't hesitate
    To pull you down into this pit
    
         So come on
         Jump in the fire
         So come on
         Jump in the fire
    
    With hell in my eyes and with death in my veins
    The end is closing in
    Feeding on the minds of man
    And from their souls within
    
    My disciples all shout to search you out
    And they always shall obey
    Follow me now, my child, not the meek or the mild
    But do just as I say
    
         So come on
         Jump in the fire
         So come on
         Jump in the fire
    
    Jump by your will or be taken by force
    I'll get you either way
    Trying to keep the hellfire lit
    I'm stalking you as prey
    
    Living your life as me, I am you, you see
    There is part of me in everyone
    So reach down, grab my hand, walk with me through the land
    Come home where you belong
    
         So come on
         Jump in the fire
         So come on
         Jump in the fire

    Sitting in my room with my head in my hands 
    I just can't seem to move 
    I've gotta get up, get out, get high 
    Get back in the groove 
    
    There's a job to be done and I'm the one 
    You people chose to do it 
    Now I tight up my belt and see you are felt 
    It's time to get your way 
    
         So come on 
         Jump in the fire 
         So come on 
         Jump in the fire 
    
    Moving my hips in a circular way 
    Just forward a bit 
    Pull your body into my waist 
    And feel how good it fits 
    
    And there's a job to be done and I'm the one 
    You people chose to do it 
    Now I take off my pants, see you chained to get down 
    It's your turn to wait 
    
         So come on 
         Jump in the fire 
         So come on 
         Jump in the fire 
    
    Sitting in my room with my head in my hands 
    I just can't seem to move 
    I've gotta get up, get out, get high 
    Get back in the groove 
    
    There's a job to be done and I'm the one 
    You people chose to do it 
    Now I tight up my belt and see you are felt 
    It's time to get your way 
    
         So come on 
         Jump in the fire 
         So come on 
         Jump in the fire 
    
    Come on, jump in, yeah

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