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Re: "hit me with your best shot"

Posted by Lewis on April 26, 2004

In Reply to: Re: "Hit me with your best shot" posted by Bruce Kahl 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!"

also used in many films - the one I recall easiest is "Glimmer Man" with Steven Seagal. Some amusing dialogue before that precursor to the final fight to the death with the bad guy - SS says "When you look in the mirror, you like what you see - and that troubles me."