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Drive it on up and let's cruise a while
Leave 'em very far behind
You can hedge your bet on a clean corvette
To get you there right on time
Now if you're ready to dive into overdrive
Baby the green lights are on
It's like you're runnin away on some high octane
Every time she reached the boulevard

Won't you take a ride, ride, ride
On heavy metal
It's the only way that you can travel
Down that road
Satisfied, fied, fied
On heavy metal
Baby won't you ride
Ride it until it explodes
Heavy Metal

My oh my how this lady can fly
Once she starts rollin' to leave you
You know you just can't lose the way she moves
You wait for her to finally release you
It's not a big surprise to feel your temperature rise
You've gotta get your redline fever
'Cause there is just on cure that they know for sure
You just become a heavy metal believer

Won't you take a ride, ride, ride
On heavy metal
It's the only way that you can travel
Down that road
Satisfied, fied, fied
On heavy metal
Baby won't you ride
Ride it until it explodes
Heavy Metal

(Guitar Solo)

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

(Solo Out)



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  • u
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    UnregisteredOct 24, 2013 at 7:17 am
    I believe this song is about how much better it is to run high-octane gasoline in your car. More specifically, a white 1959 Corvette C1 (as seen in the film).

    Lead used to be used in gasoline to raise the octane and make your engine run better. Mostly used in racecars. Lead, on the periodic table of elements, is classified as a "heavy metal."

    You see, the line "Why don't you take a ride on Heavy Metal," literally means "use high-octane leaded gasoline in your car."

    This is directly referenced with the line "It's like you're runnin' away on some high octane," meaning he is, indeed, running high-octane fuel.

    "It's the only way that you can travel Down that road," could be referencing either a racing drag-strip or a long country road where you can cruse and speed limits don't really apply.

    Higher octane fuel is better at keeping your engine in good condition. The line "Satisfied, On heavy metal," would be personifying the engine and saying that it's "satisfied" when ingesting lead-laden fuel.

    "Ride it until it explodes," could be referring to the internal combustion engine. Yes, I know it's a stretch.

    The engine's running hotter the faster he gets to the redline on his tachometer (achieved quicker with higher octane fuel), "It's not a big surprise to feel your temperature rise, You've gotta get your redline fever."

    "'Cause there is just one cure that they know for sure, You just become a heavy metal believer," Once you use race fuel, it would never feel right going back to the low-octane stuff.

    Won't you take a ride, on heavy metal?
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    Sperm exits the penis. Basically, when you jack one off, at some point, it will explode. The singer clearly wants you to ride it, until such an event happens
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    It was about a vette, but it came to be about a lot more... What you stand for, what you are, what you live and believe. Heavy metal has almost become a call to arms for some... This is a timeless song.
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 17, 2012 at 7:37 am
    Heaaavyyy metal!!!
    Total porno song though. I can see a hot 90's blonde doing a striptease for a guy at a bar.

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