Released: November 01, 1994 

Youthanasia

Youthanasia marked the continuing evolution of Megadeth. Following in the footsteps of what the previous album, (Countdown to Extinction) started, Youthanasia displays a tighter, more melodic sound than its preceding albums. The songs are all top-notch, the production is crisp, and the sound is crystal-clear. All in all this album is an integral part of the Megadeth catalogue. The album reached #4 on U.S. Billboard charts and was certified Platinum in 1995.

  • Reckoning Day

    Reckoning Day

    Music by: Mustaine/Friedman

    Lyrics by: Mustaine/Ellefson

    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
  • Train of Consequences

    Train of Consequences

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    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
  • Addicted to Chaos

    Addicted to Chaos

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Only yesterday they told me you were gone
    All these normal people, will I find another one?
    Monkey on my 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 cannot see
    Tangled abstract fallacy
    Random turmoil builds in me
    I'm addicted to chaos

    Solo - Friedman

    Light shined on my path, turn bad days into good
    Turn breakdowns into blocks, smashed them '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, the 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"

    Who will help me up?
    Where's the helping hand?
    Will you turn on me?
    Is this my final stand?

    In a dream I cannot see
    Tangled abstract fallacy
    Random turmoil builds in me
    I'm addicted to chaos

    Solo - Friedman

    Who will help me up?
    Where's the helping hand?
    Will you turn on me?
    Is this my final stand?

    In a dream I cannot see, in a dream I cannot see
    Tangled abstract fallacy, tangled abstract fallacy
    Random turmoil builds in me, random turmoil builds in me
    Oh, it builds and builds and builds

    In a dream I cannot see, in a dream I cannot see
    Tangled abstract fallacy, tangled abstract fallacy
    Random turmoil builds in me, random turmoil builds in me
    I'm addicted to the, I'm addicted to the chaos
    Addicted to chaos
  • A Tout le Monde

    A Tout le Monde

    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

    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
  • Elysian Fields

    Elysian Fields

    Music by: Mustaine

    Lyrics by: Mustaine/Ellefson

    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's still washing his hands
    The world don't want to be saved
    Only left alone

    Elysian Fields, we are storming the heavens
    Elysian Fields, we raise the swords and shields
    Elysian Fields, we ascend to our destiny
    Elysian Fields, 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

    One last look at visions of flesh
    The last, best hope of man on Earth
    Pontius Pilate's still washing his hands
    The world don't want to be saved
    Only left alone

    Elysian Fields, we are storming the heavens
    Elysian Fields, we raise the swords and shields
    Elysian Fields, we ascend to our destiny
    Elysian Fields, to the Elysian Fields

    Solo - Friedman
    Harmonica Solo - Jimmie Wood
  • The Killing Road

    The Killing Road

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Again we stalk the stage
    At mach speed we engage
    Feeding people's rage
    The big cat's left its cage
    Back in the bus again
    To catch another plane
    This behavior's quite insane
    But we do it for the fame

    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

    I lost my mind; I lost all my money
    I lost my life to the killing road

    Solo - Friedman
    Solo - Mustaine

    I lost my mind; I lost all my money
    I lost my life to the killing road
  • Blood of Heroes

    Blood of Heroes

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Walking stiff, let me tell ya
    Better left for dead
    And now we are on a mission
    Well, it's full speed ahead
    My legions, 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 'cause 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, 'cause heroes never die

    Solo - Friedman

    Still alive, blood of heroes
    Never die, they never die
    Blood of heroes
  • Family Tree

    Family Tree

    Music by: Mustaine/Ellefson/Menza

    Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Forgotten things remembered
    The tigers eat their young
    The body stayed but inside the head
    The mind was on the run

    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

    When you hear them saying "trust me"
    Don't wait to see what's next
    Thrown to the wolves for ever 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
    I know they were doing it to you
    But don't try doing it to me, no, no

    Let me show you how I love you
    It's our secret, you and me
    But, keep it in the family tree
    It's our secret, you and me
    The secret of the family tree
    Beware of the shadows
    Thrown to the wolves for ever trusting
  • Youthanasia

    Youthanasia

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    Who'd believe with the
    Way things are here
    We'd be going anywhere
    Telling people how to live?
    Who'd believe we'd spend more
    Shipping drugs and guns
    Than to educate our sons?
    Sorry, but that's what they did

    I can't help but think,
    I can't help but think,
    I can't help but think
    Someone's forsaken 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

    I can't help but think,
    I can't help but think,
    I can't help but think
    Someone's forsaken you and me

    We are the damned of all the world
    With sadness 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

    Solo - Mustaine
    Solo - Friedman

    We are the damned of all the world
    With sadness 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

    We are the damned of all the world
    With sadness in our hearts
    The wounded of the wars
    We run for youthanasia
  • I Thought I Knew It All

    I Thought I Knew It All

    Music by: Mustaine/Ellefson/Friedman/Menza

    Lyrics by: Mustaine

    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

    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

    Solo - Friedman

    I thought I knew it all
    I thought I had it made
    How could it end this way?
    I thought I knew

    Solo - Mustaine & Friedman
  • Black Curtains

    Black Curtains

    Music by: Mustaine/Friedman

    Lyrics by: Mustaine

    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
    Black curtains

    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 tongue
    Fate is coming
    Welcome it with a smile

    Black curtains, never ending
    Black curtains fall
    Black curtains, never ending
    Black curtains

    Something's under my skin
    Something's very strange
    Playing with my mind
    Tempting me to do you in

    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

    Black curtains, never ending
    Black curtains fall
    Black curtains, never ending
    Black curtains
  • Victory

    Victory

    Music & Lyrics by: Mustaine

    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"
    Prophesied "Last Rites/Loved To Death" my friends
    Then I started seeing "Bad Omens" in my head
    "Good Mourning/Black Friday" will I "Wake Up Dead"?
    If "I Ain't Superstitious" then this won't mean a thing
    But some crazy shit has happened since "The Conjuring"

    Not even close to overdose

    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
    "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

    Not even close to overdose

    Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins
    A knife right through my heart, I am a Victory

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

    Not even close to overdose

    Had fingers in my eyes, had needles in my veins
    A knife right through my heart, I am a Victory
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