According to singer Dexter Holland, the song is about school shootings. This is supported by the closing lyrics “and you can all hide behind your desks now/and you can cry teacher come help me”. Lead guitarist Kevin ‘Noodles’ Wasserman elaborated on this, stating that the initial lyrics are from the perspective of a soldier who believes that everything he does is for the greater good - “take a life that others may live”. He is affected by a huge force (Hammerhead - “it hammers in my head”) in his mind that makes him deluded. The true nature of the song - that the narrator is actually a school shooter - is only revealed towards the end.
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