Released: May 15, 2007  |  Roadrunner Records

United Abominations

United Abominations is Megadeth's most musically pointed and lyrically poignant effort of the past decade. Bolstered by a band that holds its own against even the classic 'Deth daze, the band's Roadrunner Records debut is brimming with musical moments that scream vintage Megadeth, all bound together by a lyrical fusion of political rhetoric and Mustaine's wise-ass wit. The album debuted at #8 on U.S. Billboard charts, #5 in Canada and #23 in the U.K.

  • Sleepwalker

    Sleepwalker

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    I should be calling collect from jail
    For the things I commit each night in my head
    Like last night in my sleep I got to snuff you
    But then I woke up again, safe in my little bed
    No one is safe when I close my eyes
    I come to take your life

    I get to force your untimely disappearance
    Each night in my dreams, when I'm fast asleep
    I close my eyes and you just vanish soon as I
    Lay down my head when I'm dead to the whole wide world
    No one is safe when I close my eyes
    I come to take your life
    And then I wake up and it was all just a dream
    And everything is the same

    Sleepwalker - Did I give you concrete shoes?
    And throw you off of a bridge
    Sleepwalker - When I lay down to sleep
    Pray your soul's mine to keep, I feel you near me
    Go to sleep, Sleepwalker

    Just taking a stroll; don't go to sleep!
    Here's some toothpicks for your eyes!

    You always make an excellent cadaver
    I roll your body up in a carpet to make music in the
    Trunk of my limousine, wrapped up in a rug
    A fitting end, is that I send you up the river like a punk
    No one is safe when I close my eyes
    I come to take your life

    The angel of death is pissed off at me again
    Just because I got to put you out of my misery
    It doesn't matter, I am without fear
    Now you're dead, I won't shed another bloody tear for you
    No one is safe when I close my eyes
    I come to take your life
    I'm calling down the thunder, then you'll sleep with the fishes
    The answer to all of my wishes

    Sleepwalker - Did I tell you I was in movies?
    Then dump you garroted, lying naked in a ditch
    Sleepwalker - Everyday, another way
    I know you can hear me

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover

    I think you'd look nice in a Colombian necktie
    Should stop your tongue from wagging the dog
    No more stupidity from you, as I pull your tongue through
    For a smile from ear to ear, now there's nothing to hear
    No one is safe when I close my eyes; I come to take your life
    And then I wake up and it was all just a dream
    And everything is still the same

    Sleepwalker - Did I give you concrete shoes?
    And throw your body off of a bridge
    Sleepwalker - When I lay down to sleep
    Pray your soul's mine to keep, I feel you near me

    Sleepwalker - Or did I tell you I was in movies?
    Then dump you garroted, lying naked in a ditch
    Sleepwalker - Everyday, another way, I know you can hear me

    Sleepwalker - Did I buy you the farm?
    Put a horse head in your bed
    Sleepwalker - When I lay down to sleep
    Pray your soul's mine to keep, I feel you near me

    Sleepwalker - Everyday
    Everyday another way
    Sleepwalker - When I lay down to sleep
    Pray your soul is mine to keep, I know you can hear me

    [Repeat Chorus]
  • Washington Is Next!

    Washington Is Next!

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    The quiet war has begun with silent weapons
    And the new slavery is to keep the people
    Poor and stupid, "Novus Ordo Seclorum"
    How can there be any logic in biological war?
    We all know this is wrong, but the New World Order's
    Beating down the door, oh something needs to be done

    There was a king, an evil king
    Who dreamt the wickedest of dreams
    An ancient mystery, no prophet could interpret
    Of seven years of famine, the wolf is at my door
    As predicted years ago, that that was, that is, that is no more
    The word predicts the future and tells the truth about the past
    Of how the world leaders will hail the new Pharoah
    The eighth false king to the throne; Washington is next!

    Disengage their minds, sabotage their health
    Promote sex, and war, and violence in the kindergartens
    Blame the parents and teachers; it's their fault
    "Annuit Coeptis"
    Attack the church dynamic, attack the family
    Keep the public undisciplined till nothing left is sacred and
    The "have-nots" get hooked and have to go to the "haves"
    Just to cop a fix

    I am the king, an evil king
    Who dreams the wickedest of dreams
    An ancient mystery, nobody could interpret
    Of seven empires falling, the wolf is at my door
    As predicted years ago, that that was, that is, that is no more
    The word predicts my future and tells the truth about my past
    Of how the world's leaders are waiting to usher in
    The eighth world power of modern Rome; Washington is next!

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover

    There was a king, an evil king
    Who dreamt the wickedest of dreams
    An ancient mystery, no prophet could interpret
    Of seven empires falling, the wolf is at my door
    As predicted years ago, that that was, that is, that is no more

    I am a king and I dream the wildest dreams
    And nobody could interpret
    Seven empires falling, the wolf is at my door
    Ohh, that that was, that is, that is no more

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover

    There's something at my door, some ancient mystery
    The future tells the truth about the past
    And I'm the eighth false king to the throne
    I've got you in my crosshairs, now, ain't that a bitch?
    Washington, you're next!
  • Never Walk Alone... A Call to Arms

    Never Walk Alone... A Call to Arms

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine/G. Drover

    Hiding in any doorway, in any shadow
    Any place where danger waits to kill my time
    There is one who loves and waits, to seal your fate
    As sure as you live and die

    When you feel that something's wrong
    I'll shelter you and keep you warm
    I'll never let you walk alone
    I loved you when you still hated me
    I'm coming and it won't be long
    Time to reap what I have sown
    Never ever let you walk alone
    I know your enemy, it once was me

    Solo - Drover

    Let me wrap my arms all around you
    Suffer the trespasses that you've made
    I will drink your pain away, forever and a day
    If you just call out my name - even whisper it

    When you feel that something's wrong
    I'll shelter you and keep you warm
    I'll never let you walk alone
    I loved you when you still hated me
    I'm coming and it won't be long
    Time to reap what I have sewn
    Never ever let you walk alone
    I know your enemy, it once was me

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
  • United Abominations

    United Abominations

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Less than five miles from Ground Zero sits an International hotbed, the United “Abominations” as it were. Created to prevent wars and promote peace, it failed to address the most dangerous threats facing the world.

    In a mire of hypocrisy, bribes, kickbacks, and corruption, the UN enables terrorism, and ignores sex crimes by its peacekeepers. The UN is where our so-called allies undermine us, and we pay 22% of their tab to host our enemies here at home.

    Ambassadors from dirt-poor countries enjoy luxurious, tax-free Manhattan lifestyles, turning children into sex-slaves and enjoy Diplomatic immunity. It’s a complete and utter disgrace, a blot on the face of humanity, and they get away with it.

    Poverty in their kitchens
    Held hostage by oil-for-food
    Yet their own plates are full off the fat of their lands
    There’s no blood on their hands, right Kojo?
    They promised to tell the truth
    Without leaving a fingerprint, but
    They will lose the UN one way or another
    The victim, I fear will be us, sisters and brothers

    The UN is right; you can’t be any more “un”
    Than you are right now, the UN is undone
    Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
    The threat is real, the Locust King has come
    Don’t tell me the truth; I don’t like what they’ve done
    Just give me ammo for the United Abominations

    A grave and gathering danger
    The decision to attack
    Based on secret intelligence it’ll take years
    I fear to undo the failings in Iraq
    You may bury the bodies
    But you can’t bury the crimes only
    Fools stand up and really lay down their arms
    No, not me, not when Death lasts forever

    The UN is right; you can’t be any more “un”
    Than you are right now, the UN is undone
    Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
    The threat is real, the Locust King has come
    Don’t tell me the truth; I don’t like what they’ve done
    Just give me ammo for the United Abominations

    The UN is right; you can’t be any more “un”
    Than you are right now, the UN is undone
    Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
    The threat is real, the Locust King has come
    Don’t tell me the truth; I don’t like what they’ve done
    Just give me ammo for the United Abominations

    NATO invaded Yugoslavia to end ethnic cleansing, there was no UN
    The US invaded Afghanistan after 9/11, there was no UN
    Saddam Hussein violated 17 UN resolutions; The UN was asked to join the war in Iraq. The US invaded, there was no UN
    Libya bombed a discotheque in Berlin killing Americans, there was no UN
    Iran funds Hamas, and attacked the US in the seventies, there was no UN
    Facing War without end, looking into the future, there was no more UN
  • Gears of War

    Gears of War

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Ethnic cleansing with no defending
    These acts of genocide
    A fatal ending with no surrendering
    To cover up the crimes and lie

    Smart bombs, precision guided armament
    A more sophisticated way to end up dead
    Still we search and invent such intelligent weapons
    That kill each other like the gears of war, hoo-rah!!!

    Gears of war

    If you ride with thieves, then you die with thieves
    Cross my heart and hope that you die!
    When the smoke has cleared, the devil's in the mirror
    And you see his warheads paint the sky, now you die!

    Smart bombs, precision guided armament
    A more sophisticated way to end up dead
    Still we search and invent such intelligent weapons
    That kill each other like the Gears of War

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover
  • Blessed Are the Dead

    Blessed Are the Dead

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    A great sign appeared
    Under the stars and the moon
    Sounds of galloping horses
    On clouds of lightning and thunder
    A dark gathering storm
    To scorch the earth for many generations
    A nuclear winter
    Worse than any cold or holy war

    A white horse on the clouds of death
    A red warhorse to end all wars
    A pale horse and pestilence led
    by a black horse with famine and scales

    The doctrine of hatred, nation will rise against nation
    Wash me in blood and let me be the first born of the dead

    A crowned rider with arrows and bow
    A red rider with a great firey sword
    Plagues from the one colored death
    Horror and apocalypse follows

    Ride, won't you four horsemen ride again
    Before this kingdom's blown to kingdom come
    Ride, I hold fast to what I believe till I see my name in stone
    Blessed are the dead, that they may rest

    A white horse on the clouds of death
    A red warhorse to end all wars
    A pale horse and pestilence led
    By a black horse with famine and scales

    The synagogue of Satan
    Nation will rise against nation
    Wash me in blood and let me be
    The firstborn of the dead

    A crowned rider with arrows and bow
    A red rider with a great firey sword
    Plagues from the one called death
    Horror and apocalypse follows

    Ride, won't you four horsemen ride again
    Before this kingdom is blown to kingdom come
    Ride, I hold fast to what I believe till I see my name in stone
    Blessed are the dead

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
  • Play for Blood

    Play for Blood

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Solo - Mustaine

    Anybody searching for action
    Anything to feel the emptiness inside
    Any place that the streets are empty
    Any takers wanna pour out their lives
    With fire and lighting shooting from my hand
    And desolation written across my eyes
    My itchy finger on hairpin trigger
    My tempers hot and my patience's taken flight

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine

    Inside the abattoir
    The cover charge is somebody's gotta die
    Now, I hear you screaming out for mercy
    Last man that's standing wins the fight
    Too late, I see your end zero in on you
    Even mortal enemies they can't deny
    Let me help you up again
    The wings of God surround me
    I live to play because I know I'll never die

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine

    If I win again, I'm still the champion
    And if you win, ha, that's just impossible!
    I don't play for keeps; I don't play for your soul
    I don't play to win, I don't play for it all
    I play for blood

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover

    I don't play for keeps, I play for blood

    Solo - Mustaine

    I don't play for your soul, I play for blood

    Solo - Drover

    I don't play for to win, I play for blood

    Solo - Mustaine

    I don't play for it all, I play for blood

    Solo - Drover

    Play for blood
  • À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)

    À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    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

    À tout le monde, à tout mes amis
    Je vous aime, je dois partir
    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 all are scarred

    À tout le monde, à tout mes amis
    Je vous aime, je dois partir
    These are the last words I'll ever speak
    And they'll set me free

    Solo - Drover

    So as you read this know my friends
    I'd love to stay with you all
    Please smile, smile when you think about me
    My body's gone that's all

    À tout le monde, à tout mes amis
    Je vous aime, je dois partir
    These are the last words I'll ever speak
    And they'll set me free
  • Amerikhastan

    Amerikhastan

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Recruiting the ill-fated for "The War"
    A legion of uneducated, bankrupt souls
    With a lust for revenge, answering the call
    From New Yorqatar to Califarabia

    Desperation provides fertile ground for religious extremism
    This glorious brainwashing where prejudice lies
    Like a crouching tiger
    Tormenting peasants till they erect an army
    Under everyone's nose
    In the end propaganda destroys their DNA, God help them

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine

    All that they envisioned of what things would come to be
    Turned into a pink mist when they blew to smithereens
    We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
    When God versus God; the undoing of man

    Promising a vapor, in the end they become one

    Solo - Drover

    No rules of engagement, this enemy hides
    Amongst women and children
    And to beat violence, you must ignore the focus groups
    You must send in the Mossad, turn of the BBC, CNN
    And don't look back
    Rest assured there'll be no more Middle Eastern crisis, hell!
    There'll be no more Middle East!

    These are your people Lady Liberty
    Pull up your dress today
    And tattooed is "Property of the USA
    A subsidiary of Halliburton"
    Surprise?
    But a roaring lion is about to be unleashed on earth
    Hey, Jihad Joe? Guess what? We're coming to get you!

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine

    All that you envisioned of what things will come to be
    Turns into a death knell when you look behind the scenes
    We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
    When God versus God; the undoing of man

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
  • You're Dead

    You're Dead

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    When someone becomes nothing to anyone
    Whilst feelings have died, anyone would know it
    They set out stick and stones
    They say they'd crush my bones
    I say, I don't get mad, I get even, before they do

    Spoils go to the victor and dead on time
    Your time is going to come

    One day I'll dance on your graves
    Even if you're buried at sea
    Till then, till when I exact my revenge
    I'll tell them, "You're dead to me"

    Solo - Drover

    We're all just trying to hold on to innocence
    You'd think they'd know that's what we're trying to do
    These wounds are invisible
    Underneath the dirt I still see the scars
    Back then when things got bad
    And we spread our wings and fly away

    You'll take all of your riches in the back of a hearse
    Your time is going to come

    One day I'll dance on your grave
    Even if you're buried at sea
    Till then, till when I exact my revenge
    I'll tell them, "You're dead to me"

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine

    One day I'll dance on your grave
    Even if you're buried at sea
    Till then, till when I exact my revenge

    One day I'll dance on your grave
    Even if you're buried at sea
    Till then, till when I exact my revenge
    I'll tell them, "you're dead to me"

    Solo - Drover
  • Burnt Ice

    Burnt Ice

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Solo - Mustaine

    He said he'd try just a little bit
    Solo - Mustaine
    He didn't want to end up like them
    Solo - Drover
    And now he blames the voices of a toothless wonder
    Solo - Mustaine
    Pounding on the door to make the next score

    Solo - Mustaine

    Anything for a hit, any sin to pay for it
    For that next bowl, he'd sell his soul

    Spiral to destruction, it's too late to break the spell
    He wants the ride to stop on the freight train straight to Hell
    Without the truth he'll never find in a dungeon of his lies
    His cause of death... high speed on burnt ice

    Solo - Mustaine

    Always looking at the ground. a broken, beaten man
    Memories of his family are calling after him
    He can hardly think, hardly walk
    Phone keeps ringing, he can't talk
    With just one hit the pain would go away
    But he's dead if he does

    Solo - Drover
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Drover

    Shadow people follow him everywhere he goes
    Looking over his shoulder, the paranoia grows

    Solo - Mustaine
  • Out on the Tiles [Japan Bonus Track]

    Out on the Tiles [Japan Bonus Track]

    Music & Lyrics by: Jimmy Page/John Bonham/Robert Plant

    As I walk down the highway all I do is sing this song
    And a train that's passin' my way helps the rhythm move along
    There is no doubt about the words are clear
    The voice is strong, is oh so strong

    I'm just a simple guy, I live from day to day
    A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away
    There's nothing more that I can say but on a day like today
    I pass the time away and walk a quiet mile with you

    All I need from you is all your love
    All you got to give to me is all your love
    All I need from you is all your love
    All you got to give to me is all your love
    Oh yeah, oh yeah
    Oh yeah, oh yeah

    I'm so glad I'm living and gonna tell the world I am
    I got me a fine woman and she says that I'm her man
    One thing that I know for sure gonna give her all the loving
    Like nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody can

    Standing in the noonday sun trying to flag a ride
    People go and people come, see my rider right by my side
    It's a total disgrace, they set the pace, it must be a race
    And the best thing I can do is run

    All I need from you is all your love
    All you got to give to me is all your love
    All I need from you is all your love
    All you got to give to me is all your love
    Oh yeah, oh yeah
    Oh yeah, oh yeah
    Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
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  • abhaysikka

    Honestly, this and Rust In Peace are my favorite albums. If you want the classic Megadeth sound modernized, this is the album for you.

    02.15.17 - 3:21 PM