^MEGADETH^

 

 

SKIN O' MY TEETH

SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION

ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION

FORECLOSURE OF A DREAM

SWEATING BULLETS

RECKONING DAY

TRAIN OF CONSEQUENCES

ADDICTED TO CHAOS

A TOUT LE MONDE

ELYSIAN FIELDS

THE KILLING ROAD

BLOOD OF HEROES

FAMILY TREE

YOUTHANASIA

I THOUGHT I KNEW IT ALL

BLACK CURTAINS

VICTORY

SKIN O' MY TEETH

I had wrists donning slits
Flowing constantly
My broken body in a wreck
Wrapped around a tree
A crosswalk hit and run
The finish line for me
People clutter in the gutter
Take a look and see
Chorus
No escaping pain
You belong to me
Clinging on to life
By the skin o' my teeth
My blood flows through the streets
Deluge from the wounds
Empty jars of sleeping pills
On the dresser of my room
My wet brain neighbor cranes
His neck to see in time,
The white lights a train
Bearing down on me
Chorus
Solo - Marty
I won't feel the hurt
I'm not trash any longer
That that doesn't kill me
Only makes me stronger
I need a ride to the morgue
That's what 911 is for
So, tag my toe and don't forget
Ooh to close the drawer
Chorus

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SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION

You take a mortal man,
And put him in control
Watch him become a god,
Watch peoples heads a'roll
A'roll...
Chorus
Just like the Pied Piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes,
Swaying to the Symphony...
Of Destruction
Acting like a robot,
Its metal brain corrodes.
You try to take its pulse,
Before the head explodes.
Explodes...
Chorus
Solo-Marty
The earth starts to rumble
World powers fall
A'warring for the heavens,
A peaceful man stands tall
Tall...
Chorus

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ARCHITECTURE OF AGGRESSION

Born from the dark,
In the black cloak of night.
To envelop its prey below,
Deliver to the light.
To eliminate your enemy,
Hit them in their sleep,
And when all is won and lost,
The spoils of wars are yours to keep.
Chorus
Great nations built from the bones of the dead,
With mud and straw, blood and sweat,
You know your worth when your enemies
Praise your architecture of aggression.
Solo-Marty
Ensuing power vacuum,
A toppled leader dies
His body fuels the power fire,
And the flames rise to the sky.
One side of his face a kiss,
The other genocide.
Time to pay with your ass,
A worldwide suicide.
Chorus
Solo-Marty
Born from the dark,
In the black cloak of night.
To envelop its prey below,
Deliver to the light.
To eliminate your enemy,
Hit then in their sleep,
And when all is won and lost,
The spoils of war are yours to keep.
Chorus

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FORECLOSURE OF A DREAM

Rise so high, yet so far to fall.
A plan of dignity and balance for all.
Political breakthrough, euphoria's high.
More borrowed money, more borrowed time.
Backed in a corner, caught up in the race.
Means to an end ended in disgrace.
Perspective is lost in the spirit of the chase.
Chorus
Foreclosure of a dream,
Those visions never seen,
Until all is lost,
Personal Holocaust.
Foreclosure of a dream.
Barren land that once filled a need,
Are worthless now, dead without a deed.
Slipping away from an iron grip,
Nature's scales are forced to tip,
The heartland cries, loss of all pride
To leave ain't believing, so try and be tried.
Insufficient funds, insanity and suicide.
Chorus
Solo-Dave
Now with new hope some will be proud.
This is no hoax, no one pushed out.
Receive a reprieve and be a pioneer.
Break new ground of a new frontier.
New ideas will surely get by.
No deed, or dividend. Some may ask "Why?"
You'll find the solution, the answers in the sky.
Solo-Marty
Rise so high, yet so far to fall.
A plan of dignity and balance for all.
Political breakthrough, euphoria's high.
More borrowed money, more borrowed time.
Chorus
Holocaust

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SWEATING BULLETS

Hello me...Meet the real me.
And my misfits way of life.
A dark black past is my
Most valued possession.
Hindsight is always 20-20,
But looking back it's still a bit fuzzy.
Speak of mutually assured destruction?
Nice story...Tell it to Reader's Digest!!!
Chorus
Feeling paranoid
True enemy or false friend?
Anxiety's attacking me, and
My air is getting thin.
I'm in trouble for the things
I haven't got to yet.
I'm chomping at the bit, and my
Palms are getting wet, sweating bullets.
Solo-Dave
Hello me...It's me again.
You can subdue, but never tame me.
It gives me a migraine headache
Thinking down to your level.
Yea, just keep on thinking it's my fault
And stay an inch or two outta kicking distance.
Mankind has got to know
His limitations.
Chorus
Feeling claustrophobic,
Like the walls are closing in.
Blood stains on my hands and
I don't know where I've been.
I'm in trouble for the things
I haven't got to yet.
I'm sharpening the axe and my
Palms are getting wet, sweating bullets.
Well, me...it's nice talking to myself,
A credit to dementia.
Some day you too will know my pain,
And smile its blacktooth grin.
If the war inside my head
Won't take a day off I'll be dead.
My icy fingers claw your back,
Here I come again.
Chorus
Feeling paranoid
True enemy or false friend?
Anxiety's attacking me
And my air is getting thin
Feeling claustrophobic,
Like the walls are closing in.
Blood stains on my hands and
I don't know where I've been
Once you committed me
Now you've acquitted me
Claiming validity
For your stupidity
I'm chomping at the bit
I'm sharpening the axe
Here I come again, whoa!
Sweating bullets

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RECKONING DAY

I like the way that I make you itch
And all the reasons I give you to bitch
And how I make you wanna scream in pain
And feel your life is just a losing game
I like the way that you let me in
The way you look when the walls cave in
I like the way that your stomach knots
And how you cry for it all to stop
I like the way that you fool yourself
And make believe there's nobody else
I like the way that you stand in line
And beg salvation from the empty skies
Don't want no revenge
Ain't no pay back time
It ain't called getting even
Here comes the reconing day
I like the things that you try to fake
And your face when I see you break
And that you say you will pray for me
You realize you are prey for me
I like the way you stay on attack
No matter what, I keep coming back
And how you try to hold me down
But you end up driven to the ground

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TRAIN OF CONSEQUENCES

I'm doing you a favor
As I'm taking all your money
I guess I should feel sorry
But I don't even trust me
There's bad news creeping up
And you feel a sudden chill
How do you do? My name is Trouble
I'm coming in for the kill...
And you know I will
Set the ball a rollin
I'll be clicking off the miles
On the train of consequences
My boxcar life o' style
My thinking is derailed
I'm tied up to the tracks
The train of consequences
There ain't no turning back
No hourse ever ran as fast
As the money that you bet
I'm blowing on my cards
And play them to my chest
Life's fabric is corrupt
Shot through with corroded thread
As for me I hocked my brains
Packed my bags and headed west

^Volver Al Principio^

ADDICTED TO CHAOS

Only yesterday they told me you were gone
All these normal people will I find another
One?
Monkey on ny back, aching in my bones
I forgot you said, "One day you'll walk alone."
I said I need you, does that make me wrong?
Am I a weak man, are you feeling strong?
My heart was blackened, it's bloody red
A hole in my heart, a hole in my head
Who will help me up?
Where's the helping hand?
Will you turn on me?
Is this my final stand?
In a dream I connot see
Tangled abstract fallacy
Random turmoil builds in me
I'm addicted to chaos
Light shined on my path,
Turn bad days into good
Turn breakdowns into blocks, I smashed 'em
Cause I could
My brain was labored, my head would spin
Don't let me down, don't give up, don't give in
The rain comes down, cold wind blows
The plans we made are back up on the road
Turn up my collar, welcome the unknown
Remember that you said
"One day you'll walk alone"

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A TOUT LE MONDE

Don't remember where I was
I realized life was a game
The more seriously I took things
The harder the rules became
I had no idea what it'd cost
My life passed before my eyes
I found out how little I accomplished
All my plans denied
So as you read this know my friends
I'd love to stay with you all
Please smile when you think of me
My body's gone that's all
A tout le monde/To all the world
A tout mes amis/To all my friends
Je vous aime/I love you
Je dois partir/I have-to/must leave
These are the last words
I'll ever speak
And they'll set me free
If my heart was still alive
I know it would surely break
And my memories left with you
There's nothing more to say
Moving on is a simple thing
What it leaves behind is hard
You know the sleeping feel no more pain
And the living are scarred

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ELYSIAN FIELDS

Uneasy feeling, burning out my eyes
I hope the end is less painful than my life
I stand on trial before the gods
On judgement day
A blink of an eye between
The cradle and the grave
One last look at visions of flesh
The last best hope of man on earth
Pontius Pilate still washing his hands
The world don't want to be saved
Only left alone
Elysian Fields...
We are storming the heavens
We raise the swords and sheilds
We ascend to our destiny
To the Elysian Fields
Soaring to the sun
With blood upon their wings
Superstitious dust left twisting in the wind
Man still has one belief,
One decree that stands alone
The laying down of arms
Is like cancer to their bones

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THE KILLING ROAD

Again we stalk the stage
At mach speed we engage
Feeding people's rage
The big cat's left it's cage
Back in the bus again
To catch another plane
This behavior's quite insane
But we do it for the fame, yeah
I lost my mind, I lost all my money
I lost my life to the killing road
The road will never end
It always starts again
Another show's around the bend
Another long lost friend
Faceless as the snow
There's nothing special about the road
It's just another haul
It's just too damn long that's all, yeah

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BLOOD OF HEROES

Walking stiff let me tell ya
Better left for dead
And now we are on a mission
Well it's full speed ahead
My legion'd when we do the crime
Let's get one thing straight
To get there early is on time
And showing up on time is late
Ladies and gents, we're still alive
By the skin of our teeth, now it's killing time
Angel in our pocket, devil by our side
We ain't going nowhere cuz' heroes never die
Still alive
Blood of heroes
Never die
They never die
We've been run down every hill
Chased up all the dead end streets
But if you try to cut us out
You'll get a kick in the teeth
Ladies and gents we're still alive
By the skin of our teeth, now it's killing time
Fasten up your head belts,
Time to ride the skies
It's time to be immortal, 'cuz heroes never die

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FAMILY TREE

Forgotten things remembered
The tigers eat their young
The bodies stayed but inside the head
The mind was on the run
A conspiracy of silence
The only way out of pain
Is turn around, run through it man
Too wet to come in from the rain,
tell them...
I know they were doing it to you
But don't try doing it to me
Let me show you, how I love you
It's our secret, you and me
But keep it in the family tree
The secret of the family tree
When you hear them saying "trust me"
Don't wait to see what's next
Thrown to the wolves
Forever trusting
Raised in a form of living hell
Sing a one note song of rage
Live and die within your heart
So beware in the shadows
Your family tree waits in the dark
I say...

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YOUTHANASIA

Who'd believe with the way things are here
We'd be going anywhere telling people
how to live?
Who'd belive we'd spend more
Shippin' drugs and guns
Than to educate our sons? sorry but
That's what they did
I can't help but think,
Someone's foresaken you and me
Luck deserted me and the truth
Beat out my brains
Men rise on stepping stones of their
Selves to higher things
I've stepped over lots of bodies on my way
Thanks for the information don't need no
More anything
We are the damned of all the world
With saddness in our hearts
The wounded of the wars
We've been hung out to dry
You didn't want us anyway
And now we're making up our minds
You tell us how to run our lives
We run for youthanasia

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I THOUGHT I KNEW IT ALL

Somewhere there's a reason
Why things go like they do
Somewhere there's a reason
Why somethings just fall through
We don't always see them
For what they really are
But I know there's a reason,
Just can't see it from this far
Maybe I don't like it, but I have no choice
I know that somewhere, someone hears my voice
I thought I knew it all
I thought I had it made
How could it end this way?
I thought I knew
Somewhere there's a reason
Why things don't go my way
Somewhere there's a reason
That I cannot explain
Just like the change of season,
Just may not be my turn
But I know there's a reason,
The lesson's mine to learn

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BLACK CURTAINS

Hey...look around you
Everything's helter skelter
Listen up...I warn you
Run for cover, run
Bang...it happened
Time's up, armageddon
Fire...meltdown
The sky is crumbling in
Black curtains...never ending
Escape...you're joking
Can't find no place to run
Hair...is burning
My flesh is bubbling up
Blood...is boiling
Taste copper on my toungue
Fate...is coming
Welcome it with a smile
Black curtains...never ending, fall
Am I dreaming? my heart pounds my chest
Held for ransom in a spider's web
Suffocating, no one hears my calls
Never ending, till the black curtain falls
Snakes... surround me
Offering their death kiss to me
Down...I'm drowning
How long, I hold my breath
Dogs, are chasing,
My legs are paralyzed
Pray...don't find me
My life is fading fast

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VICTORY

Now, one day I started telling everyone that "Killing Is My Business..." and I was hung like a Martyr
For "Looking Down the Cross" my "Skull Beneath The Skin"
Prophisized "Last rites/Loved to Death" my friends
Then I started seeing "Bad Omens" in my head
"Good Morning/Black friday" will I "Wake up Dead"?
If I "Aint Superstitious" then this won't mean a Thing
But some crazy shit has happened since "The Conjuring"
Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins
A knife right through my heart, I am a Victory
Came "Anarchy" to "Set the World Afire"
Pain of "Hook in Mouth", 'In My Darkest Hour"
Corruption of the world "Peace Sells...But Nobody's Buying"
Ignorant religion "Holy Wars" and the dying, yeah
"Tornado" nearly got me By the "Skin of My Teeth"
"This Was My Life","Forclosure of My Dreams"
May the past "Rust in Peace" in "Hangar 18"
And "Countdown to Extinction" Just be a bad dream
"Lucretia" said...

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