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Barracuda Lyrics

Artist: Heart


So this ain't the end - I saw you again today
Had to turn my heart away
You smiled like the Sun - kisses for everyone
and tales - it never fails!

You lying so low in the weeds
Bet you gonna ambush me
You'd have me down on my knees
Wouldn't you, Barracuda?

Back over Time when we were all trying for free
Met up with porpoise and me
No right no wrong you're selling a Song - a name
whisper game

If the real thing don't do the trick
You better make up something quick
You gonna burn it out to the wick
aren't you, Barracuda?

"Sell me sell you" the porpoise said
Dive down deep to save my head
You... I think you got the blues too.

All that night and all the next
Swam without looking back
Made for the western pools -silly fools!


by amanda on 5/26/2008 7:38am
i love thus song! excspacialy w/fergie!
by sarahh bishop <3 on 5/30/2008 8:50pm
omgg, i love this song!!!
-this song issa shoutout to my 'lovely' ex.. tanner-
by meghan on 6/2/2008 8:21pm
dude, this song is great except when fergie sang it... like totally, i was like "gag me with a spoon!"
by Arex on 6/3/2008 11:57pm
She nearly did it justice... nearly...
by michelle on 6/4/2008 11:16pm
oo. barracuda. loved it on guitar hero.
by cassandra on 6/14/2008 10:59pm
I looooooove this song. my friends say i can sing it just like heart sings it. (i think they're being nice because no one can sing barracuda like heart can) XD
by KM on 6/17/2008 4:56pm
okay, anybody but heart singing this song is wrong. this song is theirs. it actually has a meaning if you look really close.
by gianna on 6/18/2008 8:14pm
awsome rocked it on gt3
by LaFonduh on 6/19/2008 7:11pm
this song on guitar hero kicks face. plus, i love the melody
by Sara on 7/1/2008 3:00pm
Yeah this song is just awesome!!! It's really good on gh3, but the riff just doesn't sound as good as the original on there. But it does have a meaning though! Not too many people figure it out. It's kinda like Guns N' Roses "November Rain" in that way. I know the meaning to that one too, but the only thing people get, really, is that during the breakdown at the end, everyone's at a funeral. I bet they only know that because of the music video! :P It's like, THINK HARDER, PEOPLE!!! What happened first!? Really...
by MEANING is.......... on 7/7/2008 8:59pm
More hidden you think.
by XXLOVACHICAXX on 7/7/2008 10:29pm
by Tesororoo on 7/10/2008 12:29am
This song is fun on expert on guitar hero!! MAN I LOVE GUITAR HERO! I LOVE THIS SONG!!! Go heart you got on guitar hero 2 and 3
by Tesororoo on 7/10/2008 12:30am
Fergie singing Barracuda? that's not right, man. THAT IS NOT RIGHT!
by Roxy Chick!!!!! on 7/13/2008 5:15am
OMG!!!!!!! I love that song i can not stop playing it on my computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have got guitar hero and it has that song on it!! I keep playing it!!!!!! Guitar hero is the best!!
by Queen Angii on 7/19/2008 4:38pm
by No need to know on 7/20/2008 7:27pm
I absoulutly LOVE this song!!!
by butterfly24 on 7/29/2008 12:41pm
the original will ALWAYS be the best!
by Lane Miller on 7/30/2008 4:57pm
Gretchen Wilson done it best.
by nath on 8/2/2008 9:56am
very good
song. x3
by hanser on 8/2/2008 7:41pm
I got this music in guitar hero for xbox 360
by Fearless on 8/21/2008 7:41pm
I saw a show on VH1 once last year, that was something like a tribute o slt... the wilsons sung this and there was a enterwiew, they told this song was about a boy ano of the sisters fell in love for in the high school and he (and his friends) made fun of the *ugly* girl in that time (like her jaw was like a barracuda's... er, you know that's a fish with a BIG jaw, right?), so this song's something like 'Hey, I loved you, but you've mocked me... Now here I am, grown up, kicking ass, WHO'S BARRACUDA now???'
by anonymous on 8/22/2008 4:07pm
That doesn't make sense. This song is supposed to be about when the press were trying to say Anne and Nancy were lesbian sister lovers, and Anne was furious and wrote the song - it's about people making up stories that aren't true.
by bjb on 9/4/2008 10:12pm
how ironic that GOP and Sarah Palin use this song!
by hotti546 on 9/5/2008 2:02pm
omg i luv this song its awesome! me and my sis got all the rong lyrics. i have never heard of fergie singing barracuda. but i dont wanna hear it. this song roxs on guitar hero 2 and 3!!! its awesome rock on heart!!!!!!
by dave on 9/5/2008 2:51pm
you are all wrong, baraccuda about a music exec who ripped off the wilsons...oh your poor mispent youth...
by Pissed on 9/5/2008 3:36pm
They do sing great! But just like most famous people they want the world to be liberal. Go live in another country HEART! The United States of America for which it stands is too good for you
by Liberal American on 9/5/2008 10:15pm
@Pissed: You think only people that agree with you should be allowed to live in America?? Why don't you read the constitution. I think you'd feel more at home in a communist country like Cuba.
by Star on 9/6/2008 2:05am
fine with me if they want to give whatever money they make to the democrats-believe they will need it, dems won't win - too bad all these democrats won't leave the country as promised(other elections)
by heather on 9/7/2008 10:35am
The band's former guitarist, Roger Fisher and the Wilsons wrote "Barracuda" with drummer Michael DeRosier. It appeared on the group's second album, "Little Queen" in 1977. The song was inspired by the band's anger over an obnoxious record label executive.
by hollyanna on 10/1/2008 11:42am
Star and Pissed, what a bunch o' haters you Repubs are. Get over yourself and spend some precious grey matter on this: Why do you suppose most successful, famous people lean towards the left? Hmm, could it be because they are intelligent and well-informed?
by the best thing you'll ever find on 10/13/2008 4:43pm
by Karen on 10/19/2008 2:09pm
Heart sings it best!!
it is my theme song.....from years ago... till forever..
and my youth will live on... forever!!
by Randy on 11/5/2008 7:52pm
No one is even close. Ann Wilson specifically said it was about a guy making fun of them and ridiculing them backstage. But I have yet to get any meaning from it except bits and pieces.
by BENG on 11/5/2008 9:42pm
by cold and heartless on 11/27/2008 1:40pm
this is a very...intresting song to say the very least i have never heard it before but i decide i would have to learn to be in a band with some ofmy friends this is something that i would say would be my top 30 faves
by Anhkimmie on 12/4/2008 8:42pm
This is a freakin' awesome song(:
by Jade on 1/1/2009 1:18pm
I love this song... I don't care about politics or even the full meaning of it. It's got a good beat and is fun to sing (as well as it is well sung by Heart) hence it is a good song to me. Music is about freedom of expression, not being judged.

"I do not agree with a word you say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
I do not agree with the ridiculous argument about the song meaning or the political views of all the people who have decided to be rude, but they have their right to say it.
by narnia_twilight_lover on 1/13/2009 11:45pm
oh my gosh i love this song it rocks i love all henr songs hee hee
by Blazemark on 2/25/2009 7:20am
Heart forever!!!
by Someone on 3/10/2009 6:20pm
Fuck off Star and Pissed. Go live in a hole.
by Pierre of France on 3/12/2009 8:29pm
I love this song too. Got it on a record released 1987 (the B-side of "Alone"). Just learned that they sang Barracuda in 1977, but my fav is the 1987 release, much more powerful :)
by nessa on 3/20/2009 5:40pm
looka here sara tell us wat it mean den cause i cant figure it out
by lupe on 4/4/2009 5:40pm
i love this song.this song rocks lick crazy ROCK N ROLL
by rosetta on 4/9/2009 1:17am
the meaning of the song is clearly explained on wikipedia. check out rasputina's cover!
by shalimar on 4/23/2009 4:04pm
amazingly awesome song. I love it and I loved it when Fergie did it. And apparently so did Heart or they wouldn't have let her sing it. They obviously would have had to practice it together. That's all I'm saying. Also glad to see that the Rebubs and the Dems have stopped actually dabating their issues and started just hating and insulting each other. GROW UP.
by ggfgfdtgrdtgt on 5/14/2009 1:19pm
by :) on 5/19/2009 8:16pm
one of my all time favorie songs by heart, next to "magic man"
by fgfdgfd on 7/31/2009 12:10pm
love it
by me on 9/18/2009 10:05am
What in the hell? where do you all get your info ... yes it was about the press trying to say that Ann and Nancy were lesbian lovers. A fan confronted Ann and to let off steam she wrote this song.
by naomie on 11/12/2009 8:26am
haha..ryt!just love it at guitar hero! rock on! m/
by Em on 12/5/2009 8:29am
No, Fergi sucks. He can't sing. HEART is amazing and Fergi should stay away from them or he will get hurt.
by Linda Vee Sado on 1/3/2010 5:55pm
I heard an interview with Nancy Wilson and she said they wrote "Barracuda" because of the shabby treatment and insults they got regarding women playing rock guitar.
by Buckeye on 1/13/2010 10:20am
Ann Wilson revealed in interviews that the song was about Heart's anger towards Mushroom Records attempted publicity stunt involving her and her sister Nancy in a made-up lesbian affair. The song particularly focuses on Ann's rage towards a man who came up to her after a concert asking how her "lover" was. She initially thought he was talking about her then-boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher. After he revealed he was talking about her sister Nancy Wilson, Ann became angry and went back to her hotel room to write the original lyrics of the song
by Spartan on 5/4/2010 2:56am
Buckeye is spot on. That Is exactly how Ann Wilson described it on a VH1 special about Heart. Also showed why the Wilson sisters kept firing band members.
by Nikki Thornhill on 6/4/2010 6:52pm
I just finished playing this song aon Guitar Hero 3 it rocks if ypu like it to email me at
by Chris on 7/6/2010 6:37pm
This song rocks ! :)
by pomplimoose on 7/8/2010 11:41am
i found this on guitar hero ans i loovveee it :p
by brent on 8/8/2010 1:52pm
you guys are wrong Grethen Wilson sang it with the original band live. I cought by chance on tv. I have seen Heart three times and they never sang it like she did. Nothing against the girls but she kicked their ass live. It is on her greatest hits cd and it is worth ckecking out, it will blow you away !
by brent on 8/8/2010 3:22pm
Listen to Grethen Wilson sign this song live it will blow you away.
by lauryn on 8/27/2010 8:56am
luvv kick it out n barracuda!!
by pam on 10/26/2010 11:22pm
that's a true story, Ann got pissed off at some douche that insinuated she and Nancy were lovers, and wrote the song!!
by Lea on 11/21/2010 1:07pm
It sure would be nice if Brent and Gretchen could get married or sumthin
by wea on 11/22/2010 6:04pm
by PMSFO on 1/12/2011 3:40am
Hey kids, I saw Heart only a year after this song came out! I am old but I will remember all the great rock and roll of my youth forever. Share great music like this with your friends so that they don't fall for that no talent rap garbage.
by JAVMJ on 2/7/2011 7:29pm
I have not heard Fergie singing it, so I can't fairly make a judgement, but I have heard her, and am pretty sure it would be like Faith Hill's "Take Another Piece of My Heart". Nice singer; wrong song. Ann Wilson has the best female rock voice. This is not a pop song. It's not a hip-hop song. It is pure rock and roll--it has anger and attitude. And Ann's range, feel, tone, technique, and grit is so superior.
by Michelle Locke/female rock singer on 3/3/2011 12:54pm
Fergie absolutely nailed it! Ya know, critics kill me lol
Not too many female vocalists can reach those notes and Fergie was fantastic!! Noone will ever be Anne Wilson she IS the queen of rock n roll but hands dwn to those who attempt her music and do great just like fergie! cheers!
by Fox Evans/ with the band Metric on 6/7/2011 12:14am
This doesn't even have all the right lyrics!! Some parts are right, but other parts only sound like the song... what kind of Barracuda song were you listening to???
by TJ on 6/23/2011 10:07pm
I've personally sang this one in a band and the lyrics look right to me.
And the story of the reporter and record execs is right. The song has underlying messages that clearly tell how pissed off they were. You just have to read deeper into the lyrics.
by Alfonzo on 7/21/2011 12:05pm
Wow ! Einstein's Unification finally discovered !
by jd on 1/5/2012 6:22pm
She doesn't say "make up something quick", she says "make up something dick".
by SLADE on 2/26/2012 5:08pm
ok< this song was written by ANNE and NANCY wilson, it was written because everyone thought that ANNE and NANCY were lesbian together, thats the "hidden meaning" if u have to call it that. so brent, do ur research over cuz there is NO SUCH THING AS GRETCHEN WILSON
by SLADE on 2/26/2012 5:10pm
ok< this song was written by ANNE and NANCY wilson, it was written because everyone thought that ANNE and NANCY were lesbian together, thats the "hidden meaning" if u have to call it that. so brent, do ur research over cuz there is NO SUCH THING AS GRETCHEN WILSON btw, these lyrics are correct
by Michael W. Carter on 4/20/2012 9:16am
Hey Pissed, fuck you! This is America and we have the freedom of speech. It's Americans like you that have fucked this country up. Freedom, motherfucker, look it up and get a clue. This song still rocks in 2012 and will rock in 3012!
by C; on 7/17/2012 1:39pm
I like this song... C;

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