Released: September 15, 2009  |  Roadrunner Records

Endgame

Endgame is the 12th studio album from Dave Mustaine and Co. Recorded at the band's self-built brand new studio, Vic's Garage, located near San Diego, the 2009 release boasts the technicality, ferocity and snarl that's synonymous with Megadeth. Endgame finds Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine once again going back to his roots, and once again as a result, he has crafted a spectacular album that ranks among not only the best of Megadeth's catalog, but among the very best that modern metal music has to offer today.

  • DIALECTIC CHAOS

    DIALECTIC CHAOS

    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Dave

  • THIS DAY WE FIGHT!

    THIS DAY WE FIGHT!

    For this I was chosen because I fear nothing
    With confidence I tread through the dead of the night
    Off to another war torn, far away battlefield
    Wherein lies a daemonic enemy horde

    On this day I desire to anoint my fists
    Engaging them in the mode of power and war
    Stopping at nothing that's short of fulfilling my destiny
    Willing to die and I will, after you for what I believe

    Solo - Chris

    A desperate avenger striking fear in their hearts
    Invading their dreams before the day even starts

    Solo - Dave

    Whet with your blood, I sharpen my sword
    No turning the other cheek like a coward
    Come tomorrow I may lay down and die
    But not this day

    Sent on an unholy quest, to reduce all those who resist
    To the size of their shriveled up souls and scatter them like grist
    I vanquished the strangleholds that the netherworld sets for me
    The last request of my life is to die killing my enemies

    Solo - Chris

    Bathed in blood up to the horses' bridle
    Its death to retreat, there's no chance of survival

    Solo - Dave

    Whet with your blood, I sharpen my sword
    No turning the other cheek like a coward
    Come tomorrow I may lay down and die
    But not this day, this day we fight!

    This day we fight!

    Strip the fallen heroes, finish off the wounded
    Collect the spoils of war and send them back dead

    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Dave

    This day we fight!
    This day I fight!

  • 44 MINUTES

    44 MINUTES

    It was a cool winter's morning
    Somewhere shortly past 9:00 AM
    The armored car they wanted to heist wasn't coming
    So instead they went for the bank

    The fateful duo that sat in the get-away car
    Heavily sedated with thousands of rounds
    Armor piercing, fully automatic weapons
    The bowls of wrath poured on the ground

    Baptized in a firefight, hot blood running cold as ice
    44 Minutes of target practice, all hell's breaking loose
    Outgunned, watching "The Force" come to a firefight with a pocketknife
    Getting schooled until they shot Achilles' heel
    And brought down the beast

    Solo - Chris

    This was an accident waiting to happen
    It wasn't if it would happen, it was when
    The city's people sabotaged themselves
    Calling their firepower an unneeded expense

    The two most violent men it seemed couldn't be stopped
    Standard police issue guns were just not enough
    But SWAT arrived and settled the fight
    Between ak-47 and ar-15

    Chorus

    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris

    Chorus

    Solo - Chris

    Lyrics & Music - Mustaine
  • 1,320

    1,320

    Grinding my teeth, white knuckles grasp at the wheel
    I rush from an avalanche of adrenaline; it's all that I feel
    As quick as a bolt of lightning, a rocket ride in a bucket seat
    It doesn't get any better than this; it just feeds my need for speed

    Supercharged, strapped in and screaming
    Fire spitting from the pipes
    A burnout by the flame throwing fury
    8,000 horses ignite
    Full throttle, hit the ground running
    With a tank full of nitro
    And its 1,320' to go to the finish line

    Solo - Chris

    My hands hold tight, a fire breathing stampede
    I fall into a trance, hold my breath till the light turns green
    In a cloud of nitro methane, melting rubber, I say my prayers
    Man and machine accelerate and I vanish in thin air

    Chorus

    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris
    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris

  • BITE THE HAND

    BITE THE HAND

    They ball-gagged Lady Justice
    And blindfolded her so she can't see
    The erosion of the peoples' trust
    Of what will come to be an FDIC Assisted Suicide

    The depression of a depression
    Worldwide suicide for the economy
    Caused by the dialectic chaos when the
    Mob on Wall Street took "We the people" for a ride

    When its dog eat dog, you are what you eat
    Just like the mad dog that bites the hand that feeds
    Like the mad dog that bites the hand that feeds
    Just like the mad dog that bites the hand that feeds

    Solo - Chris

    They took everything and anything
    As long as it once belonged to me
    The rats got all the money; the roaches
    Licked the cupboards clean of TV dinners and beer

    This never-ending nightmare
    Of the dreams I'll never, ever get to see
    And just one silver-bullet to your head
    It will set me free from all the life I wasted trusting you

    When its dog eat dog, you are what you eat
    Just like the mad dog that bites the hand that feeds
    Like the mad dog that bites the hand that feeds
    When its dog eat dog, you are what you eat
    Like the mad dog that bites the hand that feeds
    Just like the mad dog you bite the hand that feeds

    Solo - Chris

  • BODIES

    BODIES

    This thing called "life" goes by so quickly
    One day you're here and then you're gone
    This is the moment I've lived my whole life for
    And I'll never give up; I've waited too long

    I've waited, waited too long, I've waited too long

    And all along the road, all the bodies left behind
    May all have been good friends; just not good friends of mine

    I've been kicked out and said I quit
    Then I said, "I had enough" and "this is it"
    All I wanted was just one more show for the road
    Cause it was over last time before I could blink, I could blink

    I've waited, waited too long, I've waited too long

    Chorus

    Their bodies left behind

    Solo - Dave
    Solo - Chris

  • ENDGAME

    ENDGAME

    "Attention! Attention!! All citizens are ordered to report to their
    District detention centers! Do not return to your homes; do not
    contact anyone! Do not use any cellular or GPS devices!
    Surrender all weapons at once! Attention! This way to the camps!"

    I woke up in a black FEMA box
    Darkness was all around me, in my coffin
    My dreams are all nightmares anymore
    And this is what I dream every night

    The Leader of the New World Order, the President of the United States
    Has declared anyone now residing inside the US of A
    Without the RFID chip, you're just an illegal alien
    An enemy combatant of America, welcome to the New World Order

    This is the end of the road; this is the end of the line
    This is the end of your life; this is the . . .

    A society in a society, inside the fence life as you know it stops
    They got their rules of conduct and we got ours
    Be quick or be dead, you crumble up and die, the clock is
    Ticking so slowly and so much can happen in an hour

    Solo – Chris

    This is the end of the road; this is the end of the line
    This is the end of your life; this is the endgame

    I learned my lessons the hard way, every scar I earned
    I had to bleed, inside the day yard
    A system of controlled movement, like a giant ant farm
    Any time is long time, now you're not in charge of your time anymore

    Solo – Chris

    This is the end of the road; this is the end of the line
    This is the end of your life; this is the end

    Solo – Chris

    The Ex-President signed a secret bill that can
    Land a legal US Citizen in jail and the
    Patriot act stripped away our constitutional rights
    They say a Concentration camp just popped up, yeah, right!

    Solo – Dave

    Refuse the chip? Ha! Get persecute and beat by the
    Tyranny of Mind control, for the mark of the beast
    All rights removed, you're punished, captured, and enslaved
    Believe me when I say, "This IS the Endgame!"

    Solo – Dave

  • THE HARDEST PART OF LETTING GO... SEALED WITH A KISS

    THE HARDEST PART OF LETTING GO... SEALED WITH A KISS

    Such a pretty face, radiant
    I saw you, across the room
    I knew I had to have you

    Thus started the chase
    I knew I would do anything to take
    Your hand and make you mine

    But I learned long ago
    If you love someone you have to let it go
    The hardest part of letting go
    Is saying goodbye
    Goodbye, goodbye

    [Sealed With A Kiss]

    Fettered away in a makeshift cell
    Beneath the venomous moonlight
    I unleash my plan to watch you fail
    The one I held so high

    Go to sleep my love
    Taste my sweet revenge on your lips
    Its sealed with a kiss

    Solo - Chris

    I return to the masquerade ball
    And leave the lone figure weeping
    Stone by stone, immured in the wall
    Forever left in safekeeping

    Go to sleep my love
    Taste my sweet revenge on your lips
    Its sealed with a kiss

    [The Hardest Part Of Letting Go...(continued)]

    But I learned long ago
    If you love someone you have to let it go
    Let it go, let it go
    The hardest part of letting go
    Is saying goodbye
    Goodbye, goodbye

  • HEAD CRUSHER

    HEAD CRUSHER

    Time to take your last walk in this world
    Before your journey begins underground
    But not before we torment you from your
    Cell straight to hell with a short detour in-between

    Begging for mercy, all alone
    Unable to handle the pressure
    Before his mortification, now let the torture begin

    Death by the head crusher, Head Crusher!

    The horrific torture device
    For those who fail interrogation
    The most painful technique ever known
    People thirst for the worst, the skull's disintegration

    Beaten, broken, in bloody rags
    Adding insult to injury, he recants
    But it's much too late, now let the torture begin

    Death by the head crusher, Head Crusher!

    On your knees, prisoner, take your position
    Place your chin forward into the restraints
    Your head slowly caves in from the compression
    You faint in a blackout from the infernal pain

    Twisting, turning the giant screw
    Your teeth are breaking loose
    Crushed and splintering into your mouth

    Winding down, cutting through
    Like broken glass being chewed
    The fragmented skull and shattering bones
    There's nothing you can do

  • HOW THE STORY ENDS

    HOW THE STORY ENDS

    Far off on the horizon you can barely see their torches
    But rest assured they're out there and they're coming
    If you listen, the sound is growing nearer of infantry
    Marching out a hypnotizing rhythm

    Destroying every town, light it up and burn it down
    You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends

    Above the ring of clashing steel, they raise flags of war
    A sign to all the warriors who cannot hear
    Amidst smoke of cannonballs, they bang the drums of death
    Pound a cadence out for those who cannot see

    Destroying every town, light it up and burn it down
    You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends
    Poison the wells and scorch the earth, everything's slashed and burnt
    You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends

    Acoustic Solo – Dave
    Solo - Chris

    Destroying every town, light it up and burn it down
    You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends
    Poison the wells and scorch the earth, everything's slashed and burnt
    You may not like it now, but this is how the story ends

  • THE RIGHT TO GO INSANE

    THE RIGHT TO GO INSANE

    I barely get to the graveyard shift on time
    After pulling another grueling nine to five
    I live from credit card to check
    The paper money's whirling by
    And I hardly just, just barely, only just survive

    I'm living on the edge, reality is teetering, my mind is on the brink

    How will I face the day tomorrow if I can't make it through today?
    I got nothing left to lose, but my sanity and the right to go insane
    I got nothing left to lose, but my mind
    I got nothing left to choose, so I think I'll go insane

    My stomach aches from insufficient funds
    My cheeks are gaunt, my guts are overdrawn
    My head pounds, starvation's given me the shakes
    Too much squalor, too much pressure, and now I'm getting pissed

    I'm living on the edge, reality is teetering, my mind is on the brink

    Chorus

    Solo – Chris
    Solo – Dave

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1 Comment
  • jim1979

    Dialectic Chaos, on stage in France in Lille, on June the 9th 2010... what "a bullet to the brain" for all my life

    02.15.17 - 3:18 PM