Bad Seed

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett
Come clean, fess up
Tell all, spill gut
Off the veil, stand revealed
Show the cards, bring it on, break the seal

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up
And see the man who told the truth

        Swing the noose again
        Pierce the apple skin
        You bit more than you need
        Now you're choking on
        the bad seed
        On the bad seed
        Choking

Let on, load off
Confess, cast off
At the mercy, the cat is out
Drop the disguise, spit it up, spit it out

And now, what you've all been waiting for
I give you "He Who Suffers the Truth"

        Swing the noose again
        Pierce the apple skin
        You bit more than you need
        Now you're choking on the bad seed
        Choking on the bad seed

Off the veil, stand revealed
Bring it on, break the seal
At the mercy, cat is out
Spit it up, spit it out
Spit it up, spit it out
Spit it out now

At the mercy

        Swing the noose again
        Pierce the apple skin
        You bit more than you need
        Choking on the seed
        
        Swing the noose again
        Pierce the apple skin
        You bit more than you need
        You're choking on the bad seed

Off the veil, stand revealed
Bring it on, break the seal
At the mercy, cat is out
Spit it up, spit it out
Spit it up, spit it out
Spit it out now

Choking on the bad seed

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Live Performances

“Bad Seed” has never been performed live