Released: March 19, 2002  |  Sanctuary Records

Rude Awakening

Tracks on Rude Awakening are taken from two live concerts, performed two nights in a row in November of 2001. The first night was at the Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona, followed the next night at the Web Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. The album was going to be recorded live at a concert in Argentina, but due to the September 11, 2001 attacks, the band decided to record it live in the U.S. Megadeth's first live album is two solid hours of aggression, introspection, intelligence, and emotion.

  • DREAD AND THE FUGITIVE MIND

    DREAD AND THE FUGITIVE MIND

    Let me introduce myself I'm a social disease
    I've come for your wealth leave you on your knees
    No time for feeling sorry, I got here on my own
    I won't ask for mercy, I choose to walk alone

    What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
    If you shake my hand better count your fingers

    What if I do get caught? What if there is no judgment?
    If I'm right I lose nothing, if you're right I lose it all
    I ought to get caught because I'm doing something wicked
    I'm guilty haunted by my fear and the only consequences
    Are Dread and the Fugitive Mind

    You built walls to protect you so no one will infect you
    Pursued by those out there that vanish in thin air
    Come a long way to find what you really left behind
    You don't know when the end is but it's coming fast

    What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
    If you shake my hand better count your fingers

    What if I do get caught? What if there is no judgment?
    If I'm right I lose nothing, if you're right I lose it all
    I ought to get caught because I'm doing something wicked
    I'm guilty haunted by my fear and the only consequences
    Are Dread and the Fugitive Mind

    Solos - Mustaine, Pitrelli

  • KILL THE KING

    KILL THE KING

    Broken down, feeling naked
    Leaving me unfulfilled
    Promising compromise
    Championing mediocrity

    Time and time again
    What you said ain't what you mean
    Even if all my bones are broken
    I will drag myself back from the edge to

    Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King
    Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King,
    I am the King, God save the King

    Kill the King, The King is dead
    I am the King, Long live the King
    Kill the King, The King is dead
    I am the King, Long live the King

    I reveal a deceiver
    In the highest seat in the land
    His idle hands the Devil's workshop
    Generate more smoke than heat

    Time and time again
    What you said ain't what you mean
    Even if all my bones are broken
    I will drag myself back from the edge to

    Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King
    Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King,
    I am the King, God save the King

    Kill the King, The King is dead
    I am the King, Long live the King
    Kill the King, The King is dead
    I am the King, Long live the King

    A new precedent in pain, a new precedent in pain
    Mankind is blown to dust, mankind is blown to dust
    An explosion of the Brain, an explosion of the Brain
    Spontaneously combust, spontaneously combust

    Kill the King, The King is dead, Long live the King,
    I am the King
    Kill the King, I, The King is dead, I am, Long live the King,
    I am the King
    Kill the King, I, The King is dead, I am, Long live the King,
    I am the King
    Kill the King, I, The King is dead, I am, Long live the King,
    I am the King

  • WAKE UP DEAD

    WAKE UP DEAD

    I sneak in my own house
    It's four in the morning
    I had too much to drink
    Said I was out with the boys
    I creep in my bedroom
    I slip into bed
    I know if I wake her
    I'll wake up dead

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Poland

    Ooh, I wonder will she find out
    About the other, other lover Diana?

    Solo - Mustaine

    Wake up dead, you die
    Wake up dead and buried
    Wake up dead, you die
    Wake up dead

  • IN MY DARKEST HOUR

    IN MY DARKEST HOUR

    Solo - Mustaine

    In my hour of need,
    Ha, no, you're not there
    And though I reached out for you,
    Wouldn't lend a hand

    Through the darkest hour,
    Your grace did not shine on me
    Feels so cold, very cold,
    No one cares for me

    Did you ever think I get lonely?
    Did you ever think that I needed love?
    Did you ever think, stop thinking
    You're the only one that I'm thinking of?

    You'll never know how hard I tried
    To find my space and satisfy you too

    Things will be better when I'm dead and gone
    Don't try to understand, knowing you, I'm probably wrong

    But, oh how I lived my life for you,
    Till you'd turn away
    Now, as I die for you,
    My flesh still crawls as I breathe your name
    All these years, thought I was wrong,
    Now I know it was you
    Raise you head, raise your face, your eyes,
    Tell me who you think you are?

    I walk, I walk alone
    To the promised land
    There's a better place for me
    But it's far, far away

    Everlasting life for me
    In a perfect world
    But I got to die first,
    Please God send me on my way

    Solo - Mustaine

    Time has a way of taking time
    Loneliness is not only felt be fools
    Alone, I call to ease the pain,
    Yearning to be held by you
    Alone, so alone, I'm lost,
    Consumed by the pain
    The pain, the pain, the pain
    Won't you hold me again
    You just laughed, ha-ha, you bitch

    Solo - Mustaine

    My whole life is work built on the past,
    The time has come when all things shall pass,
    This good thing passed away

    Solo - Young
    Solo - Mustaine

    Music - Mustaine
    Lyrics - Mustaine/Ellefson
  • ANGRY AGAIN

    ANGRY AGAIN

    The more of you that I inspect
    The more of me I see reflect
    The more I try to read your lips
    The more the mask you're wearing rips

    But when I seek out your voice
    My ears are overcome with noise
    You show and tell with greatest ease
    Raving impossibilities

    Engaged in crime I grasp my throat
    Enraged my mind starts to smoke
    Enforce a mental overload
    Angry again, angry again, angry ow

    And when the story takes a twist
    If folds like a contortionist
    Slight of hand and quick exchange
    The old tricks have been rearranged

    Engaged in crime I grasp my throat
    Enraged my mind starts to smoke
    Enforce a mental overload
    Angry again, angry again, angry

    The searing of the sinew
    My body fights for air
    The ripping of the tissue
    My lungs begin to tear
    Gravity's got my bones
    It pulls my flesh away

    The steam finally dissipates
    I make out my sweaty face

    Association that I choose
    Game I inevitably lose
    Governed by laws set up by me
    Fracture its jaw to let me be
    A cut-out cardboard condo maze
    Filled with an insubordinate race
    Irrational youths stop to stare
    As music rubber hosed the air

    Engaged in crime I grasp my throat
    Enraged my mind starts to smoke
    Enforce a mental overload
    Angry again, angry again, angry again
    And again and again, again

    Engaged in crime I grasp my throat
    Enraged my mind starts to smoke
    Enforce a mental overload
    Angry again, angry again, angry ow

  • SHE-WOLF

    SHE-WOLF

    The mother of all that is evil
    Her lips are poisonous venom
    Wicked temptress knows how to please
    The priestess roars, "Get down on your knees"
    The rite of the praying mantis
    Kiss the bones of the enchantress
    Spellbound searching through the night
    A howling man surrenders the fight

    One look in her lusting eyes
    Savage fear in you will rise
    Teeth of terror sinking in
    The bite of the she-wolf

    My desires of flesh obey me
    The lioness will enslave me
    Another heart beat than my own
    The sound of claws on cobblestone, I'm stoned

    One look in her lusting eyes
    Savage fear in you will rise
    Teeth of terror sinking in
    The bite of the she-wolf

    Beware what stalks you in the night
    Beware the she-wolf and her bite
    Her mystic lips tell only lies
    Beware what stalks you in the night
    Beware the she-wolf and her bite
    Her hidden will to kill in disguise

    Solo - Mustaine

  • RECKONING DAY

    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 want to 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

    Solo - Friedman

    Don't want no revenge
    Ain't no payback time
    It ain't called getting even
    Here comes the reckoning day

    Solo - Friedman

    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

    Solo - Friedman

    Don't want no revenge
    Ain't no payback time
    It ain't called getting even
    Here comes the reckoning

    Solo - Mustaine

    Don't want no revenge, don't want no revenge
    Ain't no payback time, ain't no payback time
    It ain't called getting even, it ain't called getting even
    Here comes the reckoning, here comes the reckoning day
    Here it comes, it's coming to get you
    Here it comes, it's coming to get you

  • DEVIL'S ISLAND

    DEVIL'S ISLAND

    Solo - Mustaine

    The light that fills my lonely cell
    Is blocked out by the key
    That locks the door to this hell
    The place they wanted me
    Time's racing like the wind
    Execution's near
    Oh lord, I wait for death
    And, yes, I have no fear
    I recall that night, my every breath
    And step along the way
    Closed my eyes, walking
    As danger paved the way
    The devil, and the darkness
    Let her evil wander free
    Here on Devils Island
    The final stop for me

    Devils Island, Devils Island

    Oh, there's no escape
    The sea is full of sharks
    Tide takes you away, and
    Smash you on the rocks
    The sun is shining
    But feel not today
    It's warmth, it's dying
    And fading away

    Devils Island, here I stay, Devils Island

    Oh, hear the call
    From the grave beyond
    Oh, so pernicious
    Her soul it creates song
    As there is no man
    That is here upon the earth
    Able to terminate our
    Noisome will since birth

    The priest that reads the sermon
    Is walking next to me
    To the stake my last request
    To have her burn with me
    And so it did, the heavens opened
    Rain began to fall
    Final judgement came and
    Was spread before you all
    Final judgement

    Solo - Mustaine

    Old, weak, and feeble,
    And the lesson taught to me
    Stay away from evil,
    She doesn't care for me
    She haunts me in my sleep
    Though I tore that page away
    Here on Devils Island
    I'll always have to stay

    Devils Island, Devils Island
    Here I am

    Solo - Poland

    Devils Island, Devils Island

  • TRAIN OF CONSEQUENCES

    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-rolling
    I'll be clicking off the miles
    On the train of consequences
    My boxcar life of style
    My thinking is derailed
    I'm tied up to the tracks
    The train of consequences
    There ain't no turning back

    No horse 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
    I hocked my brains, headed west

    Set the ball a-rolling
    I'll be clicking off the miles
    On the train of consequences
    My boxcar life of style
    My thinking is derailed
    I'm tied up to the tracks
    The train of consequences
    There ain't no turning back

    Solo - Friedman

    Set the ball a-rolling
    I'll be clicking off the miles
    On the train of consequences
    My boxcar life of style
    My thinking is derailed
    I'm tied up to the tracks
    The train of consequences
    There ain't no turning back

    Solo - Mustaine
    Harmonica Solo - Jimmie Wood

  • A TOUT LE MONDE

    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
    A 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

    A tout le monde
    A 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 - Friedman

    So as you read, 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

    A tout le monde
    A 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 - Mustaine & Friedman

  • BURNING BRIDGES

    BURNING BRIDGES

    You give up on yourself
    Somehow you got betrayed agin
    Thin ice and luck runs out
    Who will you blame it on this time?

    Due to lack of interest in you
    The light at the end of the tunnel
    Was turned off
    And something I noticed
    Beating you is thrilling me
    I've got a secret for you

    If you took your own direction
    If only you practice what you preach
    If you follow your advice
    You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

    Don't close your eyes to injustice
    Listen, being brave ain't chicken shit
    A man without any valor
    Has nothing worth living for

    Due to lack of interest in you
    The light at the end of the tunnel
    Was turned off
    And something I noticed
    Beating you is thrilling me
    I've got a secret for you

    If you took your own direction
    If only you practice what you preach
    If you follow your advice
    You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Pitrelli

    If you took your own direction
    If only you practice what you preach
    If you follow your advice
    You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

    If you took your own direction
    If only you practice what you preach
    If you follow your advice
    You wouldn't be burning bridges all the time

  • HANGAR 18

    HANGAR 18

    Welcome to our fortress tall
    I'll take some time to show you around
    Impossible to break these walls
    For you see the steel is much too strong
    Computer banks to rule the world
    Instruments to sight the stars

    Possibly I've seen to much
    Hangar 18 I know too much

    Solo - Friedman

    Foreign life forms inventory
    Suspended state of cryogenics
    Selective amnesia's the story
    Believed foretold but who'd suspect
    Military intelligence
    Two words combined that can't make sense

    Possibly I've seen to much
    Hangar 18 I know too much

    Solo - Friedman
    Solo - Friedman

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Friedman
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Friedman
    Solo - Mustaine

  • RETURN TO HANGAR

    RETURN TO HANGAR

    Welcome to an empty fortress
    A mighty wreck that once was proud
    Ate alive by oxidation
    Abandoned by a crew of cowards
    Navigation systems failed
    Computers crashed and they all fall down

    Possibly I've seen too much
    Hangar 18 I know too much

    Solo - Pitrelli

    All the guilty paid the price
    Suspended by their broken necks
    No one survived to tell the story
    When foreign life forms resurrect
    And military intelligence is
    Still two words that can't make sense

    Possibly I've seen too much
    Hangar 18 I know too much

    Solos - Pitrelli, Mustaine
    Solos - Pitrelli, Mustaine, Pitrelli, Mustaine

  • HOOK IN MOUTH

    HOOK IN MOUTH

    Cockroach in the concrete with courthouse tan and beady eyes
    A slouch with fallen arches, purging truths into great lies
    A little man with a big eraser's changing history
    Procedures that he's programmed to, and all he hears and sees
    Altering the facts and figures, events and every issue
    He can make a person disappear and no one will ever miss you

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    You say you've got the answers, well who asked you anyway?
    Ever think maybe it was meant to be this way?
    Don't try to fool us, we know the worst is yet to come
    I believe my kingdom will come

    Solo - Young
    Solo - Mustaine

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M, they will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

    Solo - Young
    Solo - Mustaine

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M is for money and you know what that cures
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M, they will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.

    Put your hand right up my shirt
    Pull the strings that make me work
    Jaws will part, words fall out
    Like a fish with hook in mouth

    Rewrites every story, every poem that ever was
    Eliminates incompetence, and those who break the laws
    Follow the instructions of the New Ways' Evil Book of Rules
    Replacing rights with wrongs, the files and records in the schools

    I'm not a fish, I'm a man
    Hook in Mouth

    Music - Mustaine/Ellefson
    Lyrics - Mustaine
  • ALMOST HONEST

    ALMOST HONEST

    I lied just a little
    When I said I need you
    You stretched the truth
    When you said that you knew
    Just can't believe it
    There's nothing to say
    I was almost honest, almost

    Living alone, can't stand this place
    It's four in the morning and I still see your face

    I was nearly pure
    When I said I loved you
    You were semi-sincere
    You said I'd bleed for you
    We were kind of candid
    Now you've gone away
    You were almost honest, almost

    Living alone, falling from grace
    I want to atone but there's just empty space
    I can't face tomorrow, now you're not coming back
    Walked off in the night and just left me the tracks

    I question your call by the tone of your voice
    I know I should hang up but I don't have a choice
    It happend that night when you told me to go
    Don't ask who's to blame, I don't know

    Solo - Friedman

    Living alone, falling from grace
    I want to atone but there's just empty space
    I can't face tomorrow, now you're not coming back
    Walked off in the night and just left me the tracks
    Almost, almost honest
    Almost, I was almost honest

    Music - Mustaine/Friedman
    Lyrics - Mustaine
  • 1000 TIMES GOODBYE

    1000 TIMES GOODBYE

    The tides of change pulled us apart
    I feel a familiar pain
    It seems like years since we've loved
    Or even liked and that's a lonely way to be

    Drifting alone in a sea of agony
    Your face I can't recognize
    Don't make this hard on us
    I will miss you if you just go away

    I did no right you did no wrong
    Nothing left but wasted days
    I regret you leaving
    But I will never take you back

    Solo - Pitrelli

    You know what? It's over
    I just don't feel the same way as I used to
    We've been together forever, but it's over

    Goodbye 1000 times goodbye
    The thought never crossed my mind
    That this would be my last goodbye
    Let me put pennies on your eyes
    And kiss your lips one last goodbye
    My love 1000 times goodbye

    It seems nothing good is free
    A good thing cost much more than the price
    You were good but not that good
    Don't kid yourself now it's time to break up

    Drifting alone in a sea of agony
    Your face I can't recognize
    Don't make this hard on us
    I will miss you if you just go away

    I did no right you did no wrong
    Nothing left but wasted days
    I regret you leaving
    But I'll never take you back

    Solo - Pitrelli

    Don't call me anymore. It's just not…
    I don't feel the same way about you
    Its not as good as it used to be

    Goodbye 1000 times goodbye
    The thought never crossed my mind
    That this would be my last goodbye
    Let me put pennies on your eyes
    And kiss your lips one last goodbye
    My love 1000 times goodbye

    Repeat Chorus

    Solo - Mustaine

    I'll always love you but just not like that
    Like what?
    I want to be honest with you I met someone else
    You did what?
    And I really, I really love him like I used to love you
    Remember the time that I told you that
    I was going out of town for business?
    Well I went to see him
    You know what? You suck!

    Solo - Mustaine

    Goodbye 1000 times
    You'll always have a special place
    In my heart you know that
    It's just I can't be with you anymore it's over
    Goodbye 1000 times
    Things may not work out with him
    Goodbye 1000 times
    And if they don't
    Goodbye 1000 times
    Then I'll certainly call you
    Goodbye 1000 times
    You mean a lot to me
    I still really want to be friends with you
    I love you like you're my brother

  • MECHANIX

    MECHANIX

    Imagine you were at my station
    And you brought your motor to me
    You're a burner yeah a real motor car

    Said you want to get your order filled
    Made me shiver when I put it in
    Pumping just won't do ya know luckily for you

    Whoever thought you'd be better
    At turning a screw than me, I do it for my life
    Made my drive shaft crank, made my pistons bulge
    Made my ball bearings melt from the heat

    We were shifting hard when we took off
    Put tonight all four on the floor
    When we hit top end you know it feels too slow

    Said you want to get your order filled
    Made me shiver when I put it in
    Pumping just won't do ya know luckily for you

    Whoever thought you'd be better
    At turning a screw than me, I do it for my life
    Made my drive shaft crank, made my pistons bulge
    Made my ball bearings melt from the heat

    I'm giving you my room service
    And you know it's more than enough
    Oh, one more time you know I'm in love

    Said you want to get your order filled
    Made me shiver when I put it in
    Pumping just won't do ya know luckily for you

    Whoever thought you'd be better
    At turning a screw than me, I do it for my life, fuck yeah
    Made my drive shaft crank, made my pistons bulge
    Made my ball bearings melt from the heat, oh yeah

    Solo - Mustaine

  • TORNADO OF SOULS

    TORNADO OF SOULS

    This morning I made the call
    The one that ends it all
    Hanging up I wanted to cry
    But damm it this well's gone dry
    Not for the money, not for the fame
    Not for the power, just no more games

    But, now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
    I can't replace the lies that let a 1000 days go
    No more living trapped inside
    In her way I'll surely die
    In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

    You'll grow to loathe my name
    You'll hate me just the same
    You won't need your breath
    And soon you'll meet your death
    Not from the years, not from the use
    Not from the tears, just self abuse

    But, now I'm safe in the eye of the tornado
    I can't replace the lies that let a 1000 days go
    No more living trapped inside
    In her way I'll surely die
    In the eye of the tornado, blow me away

    Who's to say what's for me to say
    Who's to say what's for me to be
    Who's to say what's for me to do
    Cause a big nothing it'll be for me

    The land of opportunity
    The golden chance for me
    My future looks so bright
    Now, I think I've seen the light

    Solo - Friedman

    Can't say what's on my mind
    Can't do what I really feel
    In this bed I made for me
    Is where I sleep, I really feel

    I warn you of the fate, proven true to late
    Your tongue twist perverse, come drink now of this curse
    And now I fill your brain, I spin you round again
    My poison fills your head as I tuck you into bed
    You feel my fingertips, you won't forget my lips
    You'll feel my cold breath; it's the kiss of death

    Music - Mustaine
    Lyrics - Mustaine/Ellefson
  • ASHES IN YOUR MOUTH

    ASHES IN YOUR MOUTH

    People have round shoulders from fairing heavy loads
    And the soldiers liberate them, laying mines along their roads
    Sorrow paid for valor is too much to recall
    Of the countless corpses piled up along the Wailing Wall

    Melting down all metals, turning plows and shears to swords
    Shun words of the Bible, we need implements of war
    Chalklines and red puddles of those who have been slain
    Destiny, that crooked schemer, says the dead shall rise again

    Where do we go from here?
    And should we really care?
    The end is finally here,
    God have mercy!

    Now we've rewritten history
    The one thing we've found out
    Sweet taste of vindication
    It turns to ashes in your mouth

    Where do we go from here?
    And should we really care?
    The end is finally here,
    God have mercy!

    If you're fighting to live
    It's O.K. to die!
    The answer to your question is
    "Welcome to tomorrow!"

    Solo - Friedman
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Mustaine & Friedman
    Where do we go from here?
    God have mercy!

    Where do we go from here?
    And should we really care?
    The end is finally here,
    God have mercy!
    Mercy!

    Music - Mustaine/Friedman/Menza/Ellefson
    Lyrics - Mustaine
  • SWEATING BULLETS

    SWEATING BULLETS

    Hello me, meet the real me
    And my misfit's 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®!

    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

    Hello me, it's me again
    You can subdue, but never tame me
    It gives me a migraine headache
    Sinking 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

    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

    Solo - Mustaine
    I hear it in hear...
    Blood stains on my...hands
    The big axe...
    Sweating...

    Well, me, it's nice talking to myself
    A credit to dementia
    Some day you too will know my pain
    And smile its "black-tooth 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

    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
    Sweating bullets

  • TRUST

    TRUST

    Lost in a dream
    Nothing's what it seems
    Searching my head
    For the words that you said
    Tears filled my eyes
    As we said our last goodbyes
    This sad scene replays
    Of you walking away

    My body aches from mistakes
    Betrayed by lust
    We lied to each other so much
    That in nothing we trust
    God help me please, on my knees
    Betrayed by lust, by lust
    We lied to each other so much
    That in nothing we trust

    Time and again
    She repeats let's be friends
    I smile and say yes
    Another truth bends,
    I must confess
    I try to let go, but I know
    We'll never end 'til we're dust
    We lied to each other again
    But I wish I could trust

    My body aches from mistakes
    Betrayed by lust
    We lied to each other so much
    That in nothing we trust
    God help me please, on my knees, on my knees
    Betrayed by lust, by lust
    We lied to each other so much, so much
    That in nothing we trust

    How could this be happening to me
    I'm lying when I say, "Trust me"
    I can't believe this is true
    Trust hurts
    Why does trust equal suffering?

    Solo - Friedman

    My body aches from mistakes
    Betrayed by lust
    We lied to each other so much
    That in nothing we trust, in nothing we trust
    God help me please, on my knees
    Betrayed by lust
    We lied to each other so much, so much
    That in nothing we trust
    Absolutely nothing we trust

    Music - Mustaine/Friedman
    Lyrics - Mustaine
  • SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION

    SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION

    You take a mortal man
    And put him in control
    Watch him become a god
    Watch people's heads a-roll

    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

    Just like the Pied Piper
    Led rats through the streets
    We dance like marionettes
    Swaying to the Symphony of Destruction

    Solo - Friedman

    The earth starts to rumble
    World powers fall
    A-warring for the heavens
    A peaceful man stands tall

    Just like the Pied Piper
    Led rats through the streets
    We dance like marionettes
    Swaying to the Symphony of Destruction

  • PEACE SELLS

    PEACE SELLS

    Solo - Mustaine

    What do you mean I don't believe in God?
    Talk to him every day
    What do you mean I don't support your system?
    I go to court when I have to
    What do you mean I can't get to work on time?
    Got nothing better to do
    What do you mean I don't pay my bills?
    Why do you think I'm broke? Huh?

    If there's a new way
    I'll be the first in line
    But, it better work this time

    Solo - Poland

    What do you mean I hurt your feelings?
    I didn't know you had any feelings

    Solo - Poland

    What do you mean I ain't kind?
    Just not your kind

    Solo - Poland

    What do you mean I couldn't be President Of the United States of America?

    Solo - Poland

    Tell me something, it's still 'We the people', right?

    Solo - Poland

    If there's a new way
    I'll be the first in line
    But, it better work this time

    Solo - Poland
    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Poland
    Solo - Mustaine

    Can you put a price on peace?
    Peace, peace sells, peace, peace sells
    Peace sells, but who's buying?

    Solo - Poland

    Peace sells, but who's buying?
    No, no, no, no, no!

    Solo - Poland

    Peace sells

    Solo - Poland

    Peace sells

  • HOLY WARS...THE PUNISHMENT DUE

    HOLY WARS...THE PUNISHMENT DUE

    Solo - Mustaine

    Brother will kill brother
    Spilling blood across the land
    Killing for religion
    Something I don't understand

    Fools like me who cross the sea
    And come to foreign lands
    Ask the sheep for their beliefs
    Do you kill on God's command?

    A country that's divided
    Surely will not stand
    My past erased, no more disgrace
    No foolish naive stand

    The end is near, it's crystal clear
    Part of the master plan
    Don't look now to Israel
    It might be your homelands
    Holy wars

    Solo - Friedman

    Up on my podium, as the
    Know-it-all scholar
    Down in my seat of judgement
    Gavel's bang, uphold the law
    Up on my soapbox, a leader
    Out to change the world
    Down in my pulpit as the holier-than-thou
    Could-be-messenger of God

    Wage the war on organized crime
    Sneak attacks, rappel down the rocks
    Behind the lines
    Some people risk to employ me
    Some people live to destroy me
    Either way they die, they die

    Solo - Friedman

    They killed my wife and my baby
    With hopes to enslave me
    First mistake, last mistake
    Paid by the alliance, to slay all the giants
    Next mistake, no more mistakes

    Solo - Friedman
    Solo - Mustaine

    Fill the cracks in with judicial granite
    Because I don't say it, don't mean I ain't thinking it
    Next thing you know, they'll take my thoughts away
    I know what I said now I must scream
    Of the overdose and the lack of mercy killings
    Mercy killings, mercy killings, killings, killings, killings
    Next thing you know they'll take my thoughts away

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