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Hammerhead
Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace album cover
First Released Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
Recorded Plantation Mixing and Recording, Haiku, Hawaii, D-13 Studio, Huntington Beach, California, and Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length 4:38
Singer/Guitarist Dexter Holland
Guitarist Noodles
Bassist Greg K.
Drummer Josh Freese
Produced by Bob Rock

"Hammerhead" is the fourth track on The Offspring's 2008 eighth album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, and was released as the first single to promote the album.

Chart performance

"Hammerhead" was released as a single on May 6, 2008, a month before the release of Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. It was very successful at the time of its release, making it to #8 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks.

Lyrics

I am the one
Camouflage and guns
Risk my life
To keep my people from harm

Authority
Vested in me
I sacrifice
With my brothers in arms

Through this doorway
What's on the other side
Never knowing
Exactly what I'll find
Locked and loaded
Voices screaming
Let's go!
Come on do it!
Here we go

Take a life
That others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
Shut my eyes
It hammers in my head
Where it'll end nobody knows

Take a life
That ten others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
It's playing over and over in my head
Where it'll end
Nobody knows

Stay the course
Reasonable force
I believe I serve a greater good

Smoke and dust
Enemies are crushed
Nothing left
Where a man once stood

Through this doorway
What's on the other side
Never knowing
Exactly what I'll find
Locked and loaded
Voices screaming
Let's go!
But I'm just doing what I'm told

Take a life
That others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
Shut my eyes
It hammers in my head
Where it'll end
Nobody knows

Take this life
That ten others may live
Oh that's just the way it goes
It's playing over and over in my head
Where it begins
And where it'll end
Nobody knows

Bang bang it hammers in my head
Bang bang it hammers in my head
Bang bang it hammers in my head
In my head
In my head

Yea though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for Thou art with me
Locked and loaded
Gonna find my truth
Now I'm busting through
All hell breaks loose

And you can all hide behind your desks now
And you can cry, 'teacher come help me!'
Through you all

Appearances

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