Picking through the lead


New Member
Brazilian Portuguese
Nine Is God - Wavves

A bullet in his head finally
Picking through the lead
Who knows?
So one more in his eye
And now I can breathe
Just push him off the ledge

What does "picking through the lead" mean?
  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    Welcome to the forum.

    It has no obvious meaning. Lead (if it is pronounced /lɛd/) most likely refers to the bullet (bullets are/usually made of lead), but I cannot think what "picking through" might mean in this case. Trying to find the lead fragments, perhaps, although this makes no obvious sense that I can see. Song lyrics often don't make a lot of sense.
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