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Re: "hit me with your best shot"

Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 24, 2004

In Reply to: Re: "Hit me with your best shot" posted by ESC on April 24, 2004

: : Anyone know the origin? Also "fire away"
: : Can you tell I've been listening to the song... heh.
: : *sings* hit me with your best shot... why don't you hit me with your best shot... hit me with your best shot, fire awaaaay *stops*

: Guessing here: isn't it a macho thing...letting the other guy throw the first punch. Hit me with your best shot.

Yes!

The song is sung by a woman, Pat Benatar.

She is imploring/daring her boyfriend who has a history of "breaking little hearts" to "put up your dukes" to "knock me down" but she wants to "put another notch in my lipstick case".

Tough lady--Fem macho?

"Well you're the real tough cookie with the long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
That's O.K., lets see how you do it
Put up your dukes, lets get down to it!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

You come on with a "come on", you don't fight fair
But that's O.K., see if I care!
Knock me down, it's all in vain
I'll get right back on my feet again!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

Well you're the real tough cookie with the long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
Before I put another notch in my lipstick case
You better make sure you put me in my place

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Come On, Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don't You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!"