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Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 8 Metal Lyrics

Once upon a time parents sucked and Lemmy ruled. Now you’re the parent, and Lemmy still rules. So while the only headbanging you’ve done lately is when you’re installing the carseat, that doesn’t mean metal gods like Ozzy, Metallica, Motorhead, Priest, or GWAR have nothing to teach you. Here are 9 lyrics you can give a devil-horned salute to with one hand, and push the stroller with the other.

Ozzy Osbourne Family Portrait

On “How Was Your Day At School?”

Times have changed and times are strange / Here I come, but I ain’t the same / Mama, I’m coming home
-Ozzy Osbourne, “Mama, I’m Coming Home”

On What To Say Right Before Bedtime

Sleep with one eye open / Gripping your pillow tight
-Metallica, “Enter Sandman”

On Lemmy’s Anti-Bullying Message

People gonna make ya wonder if you’re right / Keep ya wide awake and worried late at night / Why don’t ya tell ’em to beat it / Why don’t ya tell ’em to eat it / Just a bunch of clowns / Don’t let’em grind ya down
-Motörhead, “(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down”

GWAR With Kids Interview Bands

On The Best Advice From Planet Scumdoggia

Never trust your parents / Especially when they’re older / Always use a beer koozie / It keeps it that much colder
-GWAR, “Parting Shot”

On Another 3 AM Feeding

I get up, and nothing gets me down / You got it tough / I’ve seen the toughest all around / And I know, baby, just how you feel / You’ve got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real
-Van Halen, “Jump”

James Hetfield Of Metallica Performing With Kids

On Hanging With Danzig

Father / Do you wanna bang heads with me / Do you wanna feel everything / Oh father
-Danzig, “Mother”

On What You’ll Be Hearing 15 Years From Now

I’m 18 and I don’t know what I want / Eighteen, I just don’t know what I want / Eighteen, I got to get away / I got to get out of this place / I’ll go runnin’ in outer space!
-Alice Cooper, “Eighteen”

On Understanding Social Media

Machines are taking all over / With mankind in their command / In time they’d like to discover / How they can make their demand
-Judas Priest, “Metal Gods”