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Don't Tread On Me

This song is by Metallica and appears on the album Metallica (1991).

Don't tread on me!
Said, don't tread on me!

"Liberty or death!",
What we so proudly hail
Once you provoke Her:
Rattling of Her tail

Never begins it
Never, but once engaged:
Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage!
Said, don't tread on me!

So be it! Threaten no more!
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it! Settle the score!
Touch me again, for the words that-
-You will hear ever more: "Don't tread on me!"

Love it or leave it!
She, with the deadly bite
Quick as the blue tongue,
Forked as a lighting strike

Shining with brightness
Always on surveillance
(Eyes that never close) Emblem of vigilance!
H'ooh, no-no-no'oh... So don't tread on me!

So be it! Threaten no more!
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it! Settle the score!
Touch me again, for the words that-
-You will hear ever more: "Don't tread on me!"

So be it! Threaten no more!
To secure peace is to prepare for war...
"Liberty or death!",
What we so proudly hail
Once you provoke Her:
Rattling of Her tail

So be it! Threaten no more!
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it! Settle the score!
Touch me again, for the words that-
-You will hear ever more: "Don't tread on me!"

*(Yes, "Her" is supposed to be capitalized. Do not change.)

Credits

Written by:

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich

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