Metallica - Killing Time Lyrics

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(Originally recorded by Sweet Savage)

Sound of gunfire comes through the night
Killing and hatred, it's a terrible sight
Reports come in of the heavy attack
Message is seen, we're moving back

Preparations are made for the journey back
It's a survival, supplies are packed
No more nights in this eternal hell
Destination is simple, we move out

Killing time - you left from the line
Killing time - your turn to kill
Killing time - what do you say?
Killing time - aha, killing time

And he knew what he needed to keep us alive
No time for cowardice, kill and survive
Like a killer kid with a switchblade knife
Nasty word, he'll take your life

The silence is over, they attack again
Killing and hatred drive me insane
Reports come in of a heavy attack
Message is seen, we're moving back

Killing time - you left from the line
Killing time - your turn to kill
Killing time - what do you say?
Killing time - aha, killing time

Sound of gunfire comes through the night
Killing and hatred, it's a terrible sight
Reports come in of a heavy attack
Message is seen, we're moving back

And he knew what he needed to keep us alive
No time for cowardice, kill and survive
Like a killer kid with a switchblade knife
Nasty word, he'll take your life

Killing time - you left from the line
Killing time - your turn to kill
Killing time - what do you say?
Killing time - aha, killing time

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Free Speech for the Dumb
  • 2 It's Electric
  • 3 Sabbra Cadabra
  • 4 Turn the Page
  • 5 Die, Die My Darling
  • 6 Loverman
  • 7 Mercyful Fate: Satan's Fall / Curse of the Pharaohs / A Corpse Without Soul / Into the Coven / Evil
  • 8 Astronomy
  • 9 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 10 Tuesday's Gone
  • 11 The More I See
    CD 2
  • 1 Helpless
  • 2 The Small Hours
  • 3 The Wait
  • 4 Crash Course in Brain Surgery
  • 5 Last Caress / Green Hell
  • 6 Am I Evil?
  • 7 Blitzkrieg
  • 8 Breadfan
  • 9 The Prince
  • 10 Stone Cold Crazy
  • 11 So What
  • 12 Killing Time
  • 13 Overkill
  • 14 Damage Case
  • 15 Stone Dead Forever
  • 16 Too Late Too Late


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Crispin Macmichael Sandys Hunt, Mark Anthony Owen
    album: Track in album Garage Inc.
    release date: 1998-11-24
    popularity : 180 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Blues Rock/Punk/Heavy Metal/Thrash/Hard Rock/Arena Rock
    length: 3:04
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596229920
    script: Latin